Any concerns about the cooktop without ventilation? - I've noticed you've used electric cooktops without ventilation in several of your designs. Obviously, you wouldn't do this if it was a problem, but I was just wondering what your thoughts were on it. Our design includes an island cooktop where we'd rather not use a suspended hood over the island. We're unsure about the value of adding a telescoping ventilator for the cooktop, as we've been told they don't function all that well. Just looking for some reassurance, I guess. Any thoughts would be appreciated. »
no to floor - I want tile - but I like the idea of one level - and using counter top high stools. The wooden ones that are outside on the balcony are 2 years old - and seem to have stood up ok to the weather.