- Make a statement with the hood.
- Use a downdraft ventilator at countertop level.
- Go without any ventilation at all.
One thing we've always loved about the cooktop being at an island is that there is no backsplash surface that gets all greasy and grimy. Plus, it puts the chef of the house at a position to see 360-degrees around the room. What do you think of island ranges or cooktops? And what of the ventilation for them? Related: New Trend? Benches at the Kitchen Island (Images: Sunset, Poggenpohl, Hakatai, House Beautiful, Abbaka, Ernestomeda, Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör, Sabrina Bignami, Light Locations, My Home Ideas)