Design Solution: Industrial Kitchen Vents as Decor
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Exposed vents are the perfect example of how to turn a remodeling obstacle into appealing decor. We like the way a basic vent can add an industrial note in the kitchen. Above: A kitchen in Tuscany designed by Giorgio Brogi and seen on Office for Word and Image (OWI). Above: An exposed vent snakes across the ceiling in a Brooklyn kitchen by Levenson McDavid Architects . The kitchen's countertops are also featured in 10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista Kitchen Countertop Picks . Above: A loft in Shoreditch, London, spotted on Interièur Magazin . Above: A small urban kitchen with a prominently placed crooked vent by architects Murdock Young . Above: A loft in Philadelphia by Qb3 has an exposed vent running along the ceiling between the kitchen and dining room. Above: A kitchen in Seattle with a dramatic vertical vent; photograph by John Granen . For more ideas, see 8 Rustic Wood-Clad Vent Hoods . For architecture with an industrial style, have a look at this Copper-Clad Modernist Gem in the Woods . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 6, 2009 as part of our Organic Appeal issue.