You kitchen really needs some extra space, but a traditional microwave shelf will get in the way of everybody walking into the kitchen ? You really have no enough room for a microwave cabinet ? Well, I have good news for you, there is another interesting option: installing an under cabinet microwave.
An under cabinet microwave shelf refers to an area either within or below the existing kitchen cabinetry that houses the microwave oven. With the wide array of designs for kitchen cabinets the options available for an under cabinet microwave shelf depend mostly on the existing layout and design of the cabinet. Mounting your microwave under the cabinet has many advantages one of which is providing more space.
The microwave oven can be quite a bulky piece of appliance and as a result utilizes a lot of space on existing kitchen tables. By designating a special area for the microwave oven you allow for much greater flow on the existing shelf area and avoid clutter and congestion.
Members of the household who suffer from a disability that prevents them from accessing the microwave oven above a certain height may also find this a practical idea as well. The design has been fitted in a number of ways to improve the aesthetic appeal it can provide. For example, the under cabinet microwave shelf can be fitted within a drawer or a pull down door. This option blends nicely with the rest of the kitchen.
An idea that has been very appealing to the eye is the installation of a under cabinet microwave shelf on the kitchen island. The idea is practical because the existing cabinetry may have already designated specific storage areas to other items, this allows for the island to create a storage area that is effective and functional. Kitchen islands are quite attractive and are usually fitted with a variety of storage space, having a space designated for a microwave oven could be considered if you are in the initial stages of planning your kitchen design.
The advantages of installing a under cabinet microwave include the fact that it will not consume the useful space of the tables and the cooking area. Besides the advantages of space, convenience will also result from the use of these ovens. The locations on where they can be found will make it a lot easier for you to heat food because they can be accessed easily. Sometimes, they will just blend in so much with the whole place that you will be fooled to think that it is part of the cabinets. Under cabinet microwaves are becoming increasingly popular among modern household designs.