Use these five ideas when considering where to put your microwave in a kitchen remodel.
Where Should You Put Your Microwave In A Kitchen Remodel?
Many kitchens these days feature awkward microwave placements. Whether they are located on countertops or on rolling carts, kitchens can feel cluttered and unorganized. Let’s take a look at some suggestions for microwave placements.
Built-In Under Counter Microwave
Typically placed under the counter and across from the kitchen island, this microwave location will keep it out of sight. This area provides convenient access to the microwave from the central part of the kitchen. Placing the microwave here can make your new kitchen design aesthetically pleasing and convenient.
Built-In Wall Cabinet Microwave
This is the sleekest option to seamlessly blend the appliance into your cabinet. The wall installation places the microwave at the height of an over-the-range installation. However, there will be no hazard of reaching over the cooktop to pull out the hot food. The neighboring countertop provides a great landing spot for both food and beverages.
Over-The-Range Venting Microwave
This is generally the most economical solution for microwave placement. Purchasing microwaves with built-in vent fans is certainly a popular option, but there are some safety concerns to consider. Of course, reaching over a hot cooktop to put or take out food can be dangerous. This could also be too high for some people to reach.
Under Counter Microwave Cabinet
Undercounter microwave shelves are another inexpensive option for homeowners. The remodelers will simply remove the existing microwave and install the new countertop unit. Selecting this option can ultimately give your kitchen a desired minimalistic look.
Microwave Oven Wall Combination
It is possible to create an appliance wall and consolidate a built-in oven and microwave combination during remodels. Consider placing the bank of the cabinets next to the pantry or refrigerator to create a horizontal line.