One of the most popular trends we are seeing among our kitchen remodels is the microwave drawer. This design concept is relatively new, but is really making an impact in the world of kitchen appliances! With increased convenience, functionality and aesthetic appeal, it’s no surprise how quickly this style of microwave is catching on. Have doubts? Here are 5 reasons to invest in a microwave drawer:
1. It Saves Space
Unlike the former appliance, microwave drawers are installed below the counter top (hints the name ‘drawer’), providing you with coveted counter and cabinet space. That’s right, no more bulky, awkward microwave taking up your precious counter space!
2. It is More Convenient
Homeowners are drawn to microwave drawers because they offer a new level of convenience. No one likes reaching up high to pull a hot bowl out of an overhead microwave! Instead, your heated dishes are easily accessible at counter level, where you can simply reach down into the drawer and safely lift out your hot bowls, plates, mugs, or snacks. You don’t have to worry about carrying your hot, full dish across the kitchen to set it down, since the drawer sits directly under the counter to begin with. Also, the sliding drawer automatically opens and closes at the push of a button, without the wide swinging door of the previous design.
3. It is Safer for Children
Overhead microwaves, and even countertop models, can be very dangerous for children trying to pull out hot dishes or beverages from above. Having the microwave drawer at a kid-friendly level makes it easier for them to safely handle hot items. Most models also come with a safety lock for households with toddlers or children too young to cook on their own.
4. It can Replace an Unused Oven
If you consider yourself a ‘microwave chef’ and don’t ever use the oven, you can replace it with a microwave drawer installed beneath a range cooktop. This will provide you with even more cabinet space, which can be very helpful if you have a small kitchen.
5. It Improves the Look of your Kitchen
Having a sleek, stylish microwave drawer sitting just below your clutter-free work surface will make all the difference in the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. With your microwave flushed against your cabinets or hidden in the island, you and your guests will be able to focus on the architectural qualities of your kitchen instead of the appliances.
If it’s time to replace your microwave oven or if you’re ready to upgrade the look of your kitchen, a microwave drawer is the way to go! Contact us today to get started!
Also, here a link to our Ideabook for microwave drawers on Houzz.com! Browse through beautiful kitchens that have already taken advantage of this new trend!
The Medford Design-Build Team