We have heard this question from designers; “Where do you put the microwave?” Some people do not like the look of a counter top or over-the-range microwave in their kitchen.
If you are not building or remodeling your kitchen, the simplest solution is to put the counter top microwave in a different room. Some people put it on the counter of a nearby pantry or on the counter of a kitchenette in another area of the home.
However, we offer a few other options if you are planning to build or remodel your home.
BUILT-IN MICROWAVE OVEN
If you have a wall oven, or plan to have a wall oven in your home, a built-in microwave can integrate with it.
We’ve seen designs where a built-in microwave goes above, below or beside the wall oven.
You should know the built-in microwave is often smaller than a traditional wall oven.
If you install the built-in microwave to either side of your tradition wall oven, you will likely have to offset the size difference with a trim kit.
Countertop Microwave With A Trim Kit
You can have your counter top microwave installed into your cabinetry with a trim kit. This option would integrate your microwave into the design of your kitchen but also cost less than installing a built-in microwave.
a microwave drawer
A microwave drawer provides a very similar look to the counter top microwave option with the trim kit, but a much different function.
Instead of opening with a side hinge, a single touch opens the microwave like a drawer.
Some people prefer it, but it’s not for everyone so we would definitely recommend trying it out in our showroom first if you have never used a microwave drawer before.
SEE THEM ALL IN OUR SHOWROOM
You can do more than just test appliances in our showroom. We give a variety of custom kitchen design ideas.
You can not only test different microwave options, but you can see them integrated in various ways throughout our state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms.
We recommend you visit us even if you are still deciding on the design of your kitchen.