Stove Alcove Round Up

Today we’re sharing our favorite inspiration of stove alcoves that we’ve found online! I think you’re going to love every single one.

If you’ve been following along with my new house then you know we redid our vent hood. My cabinet guy simply failed on creating the original design rendering and so I tried to revise it, but these attempts also failed and we started over.

I wanted a ‘stove alcove’ because I wanted spice storage and the convenience have having oils, etc right by the stove when cooking. Historically a stove alcove was used to contain heat from wood cooking stoves and help fireproof the kitchen. The stove was set into this recessed opening and often outlined in brick.

Now in kitchen design, they’re making a comeback and I think it’s both for design and function. People are craving character these days but also need storage as you see in my cabinets here. I love the idea of a stove tucked in its own space with shelves on either side for spices and cooking condiments. They’re the perfect design focal point for a kitchen.

All Inspiration photos are linked to the original source below

Modern Cottage Stove Alcove by Jana Roach

This warm neutral tile from Riad with a simple arch surround is what modern cottage dreams are made of. The creamy cabinet color compliments the Zellige backsplash and the glass cabinetry adds so much interest to the space of this unique alcove design! I recently found Jana Roach online and I’m SO INSPIRED by her ideas.

IMAGE SOURCE: @janaroach

Transitional Stove Alcove by Kate Marker Interiors

Sophistication abounds in this Kate Marker kitchen. This alcove was actually my first inspiration for my new kitchen. If you watched the video you saw the cabinet guy struggled to make that happen so we went a different route but I still LOVE this design. The nooks with shelves for spices make everything easy to find and accessible when cooking your favorite meal. This is a chef’s dream!

IMAGE SOURCE: @katemarkerinteriors

Warm and Moody Stove Alcove by Tom Interior Design

All the warm woods accented with this stunning black metal hood make this alcove a show stopper! The pot filler is not only convenient but beautiful against the warm subway tile!

IMAGE SOURCE: @tominteriordesign

Traditional with a Modern Twist Stove Alcove by Tom Interior Design

This stove alcove is also from Tom Interior Design and I loved how it felt like a true call back to the original design of a stove alcove. Something about the wooden shelf felt like what you’d see back in the day but the chevron design on the island brought a modern twist.

IMAGE SOURCE: @tominteriordesign

Vaulted Dream Stove Alcove by Rita Chan Interiors

This alcove looks amazing nestled in the vaulted ceiling! The hood draws your eye up to the beautiful natural wood beams. For the most part, I want kitchen cabinets to go all the way to the ceiling but when your ceilings are super tall a vent hood is a great option to make the kitchen look well designed.

IMAGE SOURCE: @ritachaninteriors

Sophisticated Stove Alcove by Jean Stoffer

Jean Stoffer knows how to bring old world charm to modern day designs. And she does it best in the kitchen! This simple box alcove makes a huge statement! It’s clean, modern, and inviting, with plenty of room for everything the cook needs!

IMAGE SOURCE: @jeanstofferdesigns

English Inspired Stove Alcove by Ali Henry

The depth of the gray surround is stunning. The color and movement of the porcelain backsplash compliments the design style perfectly. I love how Ali described the kitchen, “We were happy when our clients were onboard with more saturated colors, unlacquered brass accents, more matte textures, and rough sawn beams. These elements bring it to life and give it that historical and classic look we love to create. Sign us up for designing more blue kitchens!” Everything about this alcove and kitchen is perfection!


Charming Modern Stove Alcove by Brianna Hammel

Charm overload in this alcove by Brianna Hammel! This design, again, proves that simple and sophisticated is sometimes best! The white top with the charcoal along with warm natural wood tones brings everything together!

IMAGE SOURCE: @BriannaHammel

Classic Stove Alcove by Stephanie of Blooming Ivy Lane

If you watched our stove alcove reveal video, you saw that this was the first stove alcove that ever struck my interest. I hadn’t seen this design often until going to Stephanie’s, but now I see it a ton! I loved how the stove tucked away gave a classic European flair to the kitchen. It also made the layout flow so well with the kitchen going into the entry and living room while still giving the stove a dedicated area.

If you want to tour Stephanie’s entire home we have her home tour here.

IMAGE SOUCE: @BloomingIvyLane

My Stove Alcove

And here is my stove alcove. Simple and classic with all the storage we need. I added tile to have a change in texture and a fresh interest behind the stove. It’s a more affordable version of the very popular zellige tile we’re seeing in design these days.

I had a quote to run gas to the house and it was almost $15k. We decided to stick with electric but I needed an electric range with the beautiful look all the gas ranges have. I chose Bertazonni and have LOVED it. All in all I’m glad we demoed out the original to land here. I still have a few fun updates I want to make but overall I’m pleased with our kitchen design with our stove alcove.

I hope these stove alcoves inspire you for your own kitchen design! I love seeing how kitchens can be designed in very creative ways pulling inspiration from history. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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