HVAC re-routing help
In the process of my kitchen remodel I've run into some air balance issues. Prior to my starting, There was a single diffuser and a single return in the kitchen. The problem was that they were on the same wall about 3" off the floor, and they were located right next to each other. I'm guessing this is why the kitchen was always too hot/cold.
So with my remodel I removed the wall where the diffuser and return were. Now I need to add the HVAC back into the space. The dining room, now part of the kitchen (due to wall being removed) has a diffuser and a return (see picture, they're listed as "proposed new locations" but realistically they're already there).
Here's my question. I'm installing an island near where the initial diffuser and return were. Can I install a toe-kick diffuser and return in the proposed kitchen locations? I was thinking of building a simple plywood duct under each cabinet to channel the air to the register. I was going to use metal, but then I would have to deal with the potential for condensation under the wood cabinets.
I would appreciate your comments!
*EDIT* Picture removed, updated picture below.
Last edited by ajmckay; 08-29-2012 at 12:13 AM.