set the unit in the utility room, on a platform, with the return under the unit
install a hole in the wall between utility room and kitchen with gril on both sides. above cabinets
install grills high/low on the door to the utility room
basically using the room as a plenum. instead of running duct
Cogito, ergo armatus sum.
Some people are like a Slinky-not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.