wwyd: complain or let it be...
I'm really interested in everyone's honest opinion, because I don't really know what to do.
I want to say up front that I think there are amazing KDs on this site, who have helped me both in replies to my messages and in replies to others.
Unfortunately, my KD was not so great. I think our relationship was kind of strained, and partly from this forum, because I kept going back with things I wanted changed. To give you some examples - we are doing a galley, and the fridge and stove were directly across from each other - totally not workable. And she put a 14" deep microwave cabinet above my prep sink - totally not workable. I think her design sense was fab, but her function sense was not. And I'm all about function.
Anyhow, there are only two things in my design that I didn't touch - okay, I was a difficult client. One was the cabinet height above the prep sink, and the other was the range hood height above the stove. For the cab height above prep sink, it is a standard 18" (cab is 12" depth). It's kind of in your face and annoying, but I guess I can live with it.
Oh, I should say, I did sign off on drawings, so it's partially my fault, but I just didn't think to question those things - as I said almost everything else was changed from her original design.
So, the meat of the question. The range hood is only 23.5" above the stove. It's supremely annoying, and my husband is 6'2". At the stove, he can't even see the back knobs (it's a regular slide in).
My GC will not do a thing. Wonderful work, but totally inflexible, and I can understand because it screws up his schedule and we did sign off on the design.
So, do I write to the owner of the cabinet store to express my displeasure, or do I just live with it, and then if it really annoys me, fix it after a year or so.
This was a really big job, we changed everything in the kitchen, and are using a local custom cab fabricator.
What would you do? I'm really struggling with this.