The granddaddy of domestic range hoods has a custom-hood division that's been a sleeper—until now. "You draw it, they'll build it," says Vent-A-Hood's
Monica Feid of the craftspeople in the company's custom department in Richardson, Texas. Many of the artisans have been in its employ for 30 years, graduates of an apprentice training program the company still maintains. Hoods made of copper, an increasingly popular aterial, particularly get the white glove treatment since the metal scratches so easily. Can't spring for a one-of-a-kind hood? Customize an off-the-shelf model with banding, rivets, pot rails, and even a warming shelf. From about $3,000.