Where to put the microwave?
Locating a microwave in a “luxury” kitchen is difficult because a main feature of a “high end luxury” kitchen is that it does not follow convention of putting in an over the range unit-as it would interfere with the aesthetics of the expensive fume hood. Does anyone have any original ideas for locating one that is ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing in the below kitchen that calls for one of those pesky microwave units? I have included a sketch of the kitchen. The yellow area is going to be a glass wall with a door—so that part is out. The box behind this small kitchen is the pantry—but it seems far off for a microwave. What would you do? Those under counter jobbers seem a bit low, on the counter, would take up to much precious space. Does a recessed in the back splash installation sound ok? It would be kind of neat having a counter area to immediately set the hot food on.
What would you do my kitchen design friends? Where should it go if this was your luxury kitchen with a hood over the range?
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