Options when your custom hood is too tall
Hoping I can get some sane advice. I am trying to isolate the issues to see if I can divide and conquer each thing. Our goal is to get the remodel done as fast as possible and get the contractor out as I outlined in the other threads.
We ordered a custom hood from Modern-aire. The hood that originally came had dents and it had to be redone. Now we discover that the hood is too tall and a tad too wide. The height issue is likely our fault as we signed off on the design without rechecking the measurements.
What would you do.
The hood is big. 57.25in wide X 30in tall x 30in depth
Counter height --> 33.5in (we designed so as we are short)
Counter depth --> 30in
The ceiling height is just 91in
The hood is 30in which goes all the way up to the wood t&g ceiling.
The problem = the backsplash and the distance from cooktop is just 27.5in. Too short !
Should I still install and see if it is workable? Or this is too short. Atleast until the inspection is over and the contractor is out of our lives.
Cut out the tongue & groove wood ceiling to raise the hood above (We have an attic).
Sell the hood and get something else that is shorter - either 24in or 27in tall (30in or 36in from cooktop)