Vent hoods that don't have to be vented outside? do they exist?
I currently have OTR microwave with a recycling fan. Because the wall the range is on is a support wall for the upstairs it may be too thick to install a duct to vent outside unless we want to dry wall area of uppercabinets and lose storage space/height (that is what contractor said a few years back). I would love to add taller cabinets instead of dry wall to enclose duct work.
Do we have options to add a vent without installing ductwork to the outside? I would love to have a beautiful cabinet like range hood.
Our previous configuration was an island cooktop that did vent to the outside under the flooring/along basement ceiling. I hated having an island cooktop. Took up so much workspace.