Kitchens – How to conceal an over-the-range microwave


We are in the process of remodelling our kitchen, and are going from an electric to gas stove. Because of this, we are going to need a vented range hood.

One thing that we are certain about is that we'd like the microwave oven to be concealed in the kitchen. This can be accomplished by putting it inside a roomy cabinet. What I'd like to do, however, is install an over-the-range microwave, but somehow conceal the thing. eg: install doors in front of it (or something).

Has anyone done this, or have any advice on how I might go about doing it?

Best Answer

You used to be able to buy microwaves that you could apply cabinet facing to, but a quick google search doesn't show any examples.

There are a number of ways to put a cabinet door over a microwave, and it looks like the following would probably suit your needs best:

There is cabinet hardware that lifts the cabinet door out and up, so if properly mounted you can have the bottom venting portion of the microwave open for the stove, and cover the rest of the microwave with the same cabinet facing you have in the kitchen. You just lift it up to access the microwave.