3 of 5: Microwave & Cutting Board Stationone of the early ideas i found when researching the kitchen redo was to place the microwave under the counter. most of the examples i saw had it positioned in the island. i have always hated any appliance that sits on the counter (with the possible exception of a Kitchen Aid Mixer cuz they are so stylish right?). of course, appliances on the counter take a way distant 2nd to the microwave above the stove. uggh! yuck! grosse! we lived with that beast for almost 10 years ourselves
anywhose...the great thing about that microwave was, NOTHING! there was nothing great about it. the lighting was terrible and the venting went straight out the top and into the kitchen. i love when people do that, not properly venting a stove! right up there with eating their toe nails that one!
so i knew 6 years ago that the microwave was not going back UP into or onto anything. it would be hidden out of the way. and here we have it!
Akurum Base With 3 Drawers (18" wide i believe) in Nexus Black/Brown
|Akurum Base w/ 3 Drawers|
moving on....the only drawer kit we bought was the bottom one. leaving the rest open, we simply used a piece of shelving, cut a piece of Black/Brown wall panel to size for the front, & attached the front panel to the shelf with the hinges to create this - some of these pieces you can't find online, so be sure to ask for extra shelving and panel pieces for custom stuff like this, you'll be glad you did.