Microwaves are one of the more unsightly and bulky things in a kitchen. We have an extra-small one, but it still takes up too much space, and we wish we could hide it away like in the picture above. We found this idea in a slideshow of small-space kitchen ideas at PointClickHome, and we like it a lot. In fact, when my husband and I moved into our home, we found a long extension cord in a deep cupboard over the oven. We think the previous tenants had kept their microwave up above. We needed the cupboard storage, however, more than we needed to hide our microwave. Plus, I'm too short to reach up there very well!
But it's an idea I'd like to incorporate into a future home. Microwaves are not something everyone chooses to use, but I feel that their energy savings and scope for quick and healthy cooking is worth keeping one around.
Do you have an "appliance garage" or a hideaway spot for your microwave?
• See more tips here: Makign the Most of Miniscule Kitchens at PointClickHome
Related: Survey: Where Do You Keep Your Microwave?
(Image: Mullman Seidman Architects)