Due to a series of unfortunate events, we had the opportunity last year to change some things in our kitchens. The first thing on my opportunity list was to free up some countertop space by getting a microwave drawer. There are a few things you need to know if you are considering buying one and want to do it right.
Here are some tips on adding a microwave drawer to your kitchen so you can be happy with your choice for years to come.
Measure the space available for the microwave drawer before purchasing to make sure it will fit into your kitchen.
You don’t want to buy a microwave drawer only to find out that it won’t fit. Measure the width of your space, as well as its height and depth. Having this information at hand before you go shopping will help ensure that you get what you need. In our case, we were getting cabinet bases built so the carpenter used the manufacturer’s specifications to build a custom cabinet.
Consider the wattage of the microwave drawer.
Firstly to ensure it is powerful enough to cook your food properly. Also, most microwave drawers have to be on their own circuit, which may require additional wiring that would need to be completed by a licensed electrician.
Under-counter microwave ovens can be installed in a kitchen where there is adequate space.
If you are installing a microwave drawer, make sure there is adequate clearance at the top of your cabinet. Check the manufacturer’s specifications for minimal placement guidelines.
The microwave drawer may seem like a luxury item, but it really can help to save you space. If you have the counter space and storage, it’s worth considering. Definitely give it a try if you are growing tired of your current kitchen setup! Be Well-Omniley