They have mentioned they want some smelly uppers.There was no mention made of any stinkin upper cabinets.
Just put a pot & pan rack on either side and call it good.
^^^ I agree.It's recommended that the hood be wider and deeper than the cooking surface. Cooking vapors spread outwards in a V shape as they rise and the larger capture area is better to contain them until the fan can suck them away. Often it's much more functional to not have the upper cabinets align with the lowers. The human eye rarely notices it in real life like the eye would see non bilateral symmetry in the uppers around a focal point.
That is a great idea! I think it depends on the cabinet style a bit. Lining up the doors and leaving options for the future. I like that!Last years post but
If I was using a wider hood I would put 3" fillers either side of the range. It would allow the cabinets to line up and give the option of a larger range at a later date.
It also gives a more open look.