This is definitely a one step forward, two steps back kind of process! Everything has been going along pretty smoothly for the last couple weeks after we got the kitchen window moved and the stairs rebuilt, until yesterday.
I got a call from my KD that there was a problem with the cooktop I ordered. It's a KA prostyle 36" 6 burner range top. The KD said that he discovered the mantel style hood we designed won't work with this range top because the minimum distance between the cooktop and any combustible material is 48", much higher than any other cooktop they've installed.
He told me I had two options, either get a new cooktop, or use a SS hood. I was bummed but it was fine because I thought a chimney style hood would look good too so I told him I'd pick one out. Well, then he said I couldn't use a chimney style because the vent is off center so the chimney would be off center. My only choice would be to do an under cabinet hood or one of those huge custom hoods that are as wide at the top as they are at the base and are crazy expensive.
So, since I really didn't want an under cabinet hood we went to look at more cooktops. Of course we ended up buying one much more expensive than the KA. This is one area that we had done a really good job getting exactly what we wanted and did not go over the allowance at all. We had been so proud of ourselves and now we're both annoyed.
Sorry for the vent. Thanks for listening.