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Michelle012 03-03-2012 07:40 PM

Build Separate Cabinet for Microwave
I am new and this is my firt post for a rental property. Tenant moved out and enlarged existing kitchen. Was able to keep existing cabinets (purchased 3 yrs ago) and told contractor to install dishwasher. Long story short, after rearranging cabinets ended up with an empty space above one base cabinet next to a wall. Can not find the existing cabinets anywhere and thought about installing a shelf or make a cabinet for a microwave oven. It would go between a wall on left and cabinet on right. It looks funny to leave an empty space above a base cabinet. Just finished installing new floor, etc and do not want to go buy new cabinets when I only need one. Any help or suggestions are very much appreciated.


joecaption 03-03-2012 08:36 PM

No pictures?
Is there power in that empty space.
Is there going to be room for ventalation of the micro wave?
How about just installing a set of doors.

Michelle012 03-03-2012 09:58 PM

Build Separate Cabinet for Microwave
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Attached is a photo. Not sure what you mean by doors. I am open to suggestions.


Missouri Bound 03-03-2012 10:44 PM

There's a lot you can do there. Any kind of shelving unit will work for plates, spices. Or a Norman Rockwell picture, or a calendar. Do you need a space for a microwave? You will have to run a circuit if that is the case. My wife's a me there are a million things you can do with that space.:yes:

Michelle012 03-04-2012 09:17 AM

Build Separate Cabinet for Microwave
Your right, do not need to put a microwave in a rental. I am going to try a few more places for cabinets but I can't help think it will look funny without a wall cabinet. Although it is a rental it is a big house and just want the kitchen to look right. One other thing I thought of was a wrought iron wine rack (less the wine)

Thanks for the advice and I will let you know how it turns out.


Missouri Bound 03-04-2012 10:20 AM

The wine rack is an excellent idea.:thumbup:

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