A microwave is important for a kitchen. It makes the space more functional to use. You can install it under the counter on a kitchen island to build sleeker feeling in the room. Some people believe that an undercounter microwave is not convenient. Actually, it is not true. With the proper installation, you can enjoy comfort when cooking for food using the microwave. The available space, overall safety and kitchen design will affect the selection of a microwave and a kitchen island. Don’t be afraid to ask suggestion from the shopkeeper in the electronic stores.
Kitchen island Space
The first factor to consider before you install a microwave is the available space in the island. Even though it is located under the counter, it will consume much space. Choose an island in a medium size so that it will hold the microwave easily. A large island is more beneficial, but it will consume a lot floor space. A small kitchen will be cramped to access. Therefore, select the island and microwave in respect with the kitchen dimension. If you have lack of room space inside the island, you can choose an over-the-range microwave. It will be installed at the top part of the island.
The microwave will only function if you connect it with an electrical source. You will need a multiple electrical outlets located near the island if you put it at its countertop. Hire an electrical technician if you want to install a microwave under counter for you will need to running wires inside the island. The job is more complicated when you have it installed under the counter. However, the space will look cleaner and neater.
Now decide the location where you want to put the island and microwave. The common location for an island is in the middle of the room. However, it is not necessary to follow the common style. The best thing to decide the perfect location for the island is by looking at the kitchen layout and plan. The location of an island is different in a G shaped, U, shaped, and L shaped kitchen. Make sure that you can access the appliances easily with such a layout.