By: Jenny Cazares
Your kitchen designer will be happy to help you find the best space for your microwave. Its location will partly depend upon the type of microwave you choose.
Sometimes it is simple to determine where it should go. Two examples are over the range and the low profile.
Others may take a little more consideration. Here are ideas on options that aren’t so obvious, and I’ll point out the pros and cons of each.
Drawer microwaves have become increasingly popular over recent years. Once you switch to the drawer, you won’t miss the door!
This microwave is used in base cabinets; on an island, peninsula, butler’s pantry, or in a wet/dry bar area. Keep in mind that you’ll want to select the best location for easy access. An area that doesn’t get a lot of “flow-through” traffic would be ideal.
Many of us still use and enjoy our countertop microwaves. For those of you who like a countertop microwave yet prefer the extra countertop space, here are a few ideas of where you could put it :
With these options, you will need to make sure you have an outlet installed inside / behind the cabinet.
A combination wall oven/microwave will need to go in a tall cabinet. You will want to collaborate with your kitchen designer to find the best location. Sometimes it will fit best next to another tall cabinet or next to your refrigerator.
I hope this blog has given you ideas for your new kitchen design when it comes to microwave choices and their potential locations. There are many microwave options available in the market; your kitchen designer will help you find the best location for the one that fits your lifestyle best.