Opinions: Is no hood for elec. range a showstopper to sale?
When we bought our house from the previous owner, there was no hood over the electric range (30" wide). From talking with the city buiding department, I found out that one is not required when it is an electric range (at least, not of that size, as far as I can tell from what they told me).
Personally, we haven't noticed that not having one makes much difference to us--we don't cook such that it makes a lot of smoke. And the extra moisture from steamy pots is nice to have in the dry winter months.
Do you think that not having one would be a showstopper to a sale down the road?
We're contemplating doing some uplift to the kitchen--mostly for ourselves to enjoy--but I expect this isn't our "forever house". It would be a bit of money to put in the right ducting now, so I'm thinking of not putting in a hood just for an imagined future.