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Kitchen Appliance Blooper: Location Makes all the Difference

We recently walked into an architectural review of one of our high rise projects and our eyes were met with this drawing ….and a kitchen appliance blooper was born!
Can you spy the strange design flaw??
kitchen cabinet drawings
You got it?? The microwave!
You’d have to be 10′ tall to be able to use that microwave functionally.
We quickly realized how many people (even professionals) forget how important location and function are …. and how they go hand in hand. 
As we researched into microwave placements more and more, we found several interesting ways to functionally use a microwave uniquely. 
1. Under Counter.
Depending on how high you counters are, a simple built-in under counter microwave
can do the trick
kitchen appliance blooper


2. Built – In Cabinet : 
Building in a microwave at arm height in a bank of cabinets can provide storage below and above a useful appliance
microwave appliance location
Another great example:
microwave blooper


3. Above Counter:
 Quite different than the TALL placement we were stunned with in our architectural review, this microwave is shoulder height and ready to use.
kitchen appliance blooper


Where do you prefer your microwave?! You don’t want another kitchen appliance blooper on your hands!  Ask us to help you! 


Traci Connell Interiors, led by Traci Connell, inspires and captivates with visionary design and an attention to detail that makes each project exceptional and memorable. Known nationally for creating inspired environments paired with durable design, our team curates projects unique to each client and their way of living.

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