I chose to eliminate the hood for visual reasons and am glad I did. After over fifty nights in the trailer, I have yet to see any moisture and grease damage. I guess it depends on how one cooks. And the OP has made the decision and is simply asking for suggestions on what to put in its place. The knife block is a great idea--wish I had one. I have rarely used the light over the range top as there are so many lights in there already--almost more than one needs.
2013 Escape 15A (April), "Egbert"
Ford 150 XLT 5.8L