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Range hood ideas for 2-burner cooktop & no upper cabinets

Shannan Rouss
January 14, 2020

I'm converting my garage to a guesthouse (this is a permitted ADU in California), and we're required to have a built-in cooktop. The space will be used mostly for overnight guests and as an office, so not much cooking will actually be done. We're putting in a small a 2-burner cooktop (likely induction--just 13 in. wide). I was only planning to have lower cabinets and really hate the idea of having a wall mounted hood (or any hood for that matter) with such a small cooktop.

The best solution I've come up with is to look for a cooktop with a downdraft feature, or to install a retractable downdraft hood, but these both seem like such a waste of money and space.

Does anyone have other ideas for a workaround? Something not too obtrusive that would make sense with such a small cooktop? Attaching a couple photos that served as inspiration for the look of the kitchen design/aesthetic. Thank you in advance!

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