I am remodeling my house, including the kitchen. To be up to code (yes... I will be having inspections), I have to have ventilation for the gas range. The only place the range can go is in front of a pass-through to the dining room (small kitchen).
My options appear to be:
1) Buy a really expensive down-draft stove
2) Move the stove - the only place to put it near a wall would be diagonally in the corner
3) Put a hood over the stove.
Option #3 is definitely preferred, even though I'd have to build a soffit/chimney for the vent to the attic and out of the house, since there will be no wall cabinets on this wall.
Are there specific rules for how high the hood can be? It would need to be about 40 inches above the cook top to be clear of the pass through.
If this is OK, are there any CFM considerations for the hood? I'm not looking to buy a stainless $1000+ hood, either. I have found a decent white hood with 400 CFM for under $300 and a 300 CFM for under $200.