If you are in the process of getting a better placement for you microwave oven, I’m sure you have run into several terms that sounds pretty much the same.
Even when the term “microwave stand” is often used as a synonym for “microwave cart“, you could make the argument that is more commonly used for, larger, more elaborated pieces of furniture.
A microwave stand usually occupies a significant amount of space in your existing kitchen area and is better suited for homes that have a much more generous allotment of space. Highly sophisticated kitchens that are usually fitted with the latest technology and appliances have a need for microwave stands because they add to the existing décor and help to finish the design of the room while providing additional storage space as a positive side effect. This storage space is utilized as pantry in some cases.
Such elaborate stands are selected by homes with pretty large families or several occupants to allow for easy storage and sorting.
Microwave Stands come with several cabinets and a number of shelves as well to easily place items in designated spaces for organization purposes.
Microwave stands come in many flavors. Rustic designs are a common choice for kitchens where wood is present everywhere. There are also stands made of different materials, but wood clearly dominates the market.
What I always recommend to buyers is to give a deep consideration to the space situation that will originate for the addition of the microwave stand to you kitchen. Let me explain.
If you already have a microwave oven, the space where you have placed it will be available after you move the oven to your new stand. That’s great, but keep in mind that you kitchen will have less space available due to the addition of the stand. What’s the secret then ? If your kitchen is too small you might like to consider other options for placing your microwave oven (check this article on microwave shelves).
If your kitchen tolerates the inclusion of the microwave stand, that’s good news, because in addition to the space you recover by removing the microwave from its current placement, you gain some extra storage from the stand.
Advice: Do your math and imagine how would you re-distribute your kitchen stuff. It’s always great to have a designated space for your microwave, but you need to select the right option for you.
One last piece of advice, it is important to ensure that the exhaust created by the microwave is properly ventilated. Please read the manufacturer specifications on recommended ventilation space.