Adding Microwave Over Stove?

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StanD
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:49 pm

Has anyone cut out a slot in the cabinets and added a microwave over the stove?
Pictures?
We'd like to pull the range hood and add a microwave to free up counter space.

Related:
If we were to tile the back splash, would you recommend before or after the microwave install?

TIA


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Greg
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:12 pm

We didn't cut cabinets, when we remodeled the kitchen I installed cabinets with enough room to allow for a microwave.
I would do all the rough in first then tile.

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StanD
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:25 pm

Didn't think about replacing the cabinets. We'll have to look into that.

jimncheryl
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:47 pm

We removed the range hood and added a microwave in that space. The only problem I had was
the bottom of the cabinets are spray painted drywall yes drywall had to pull and replace with oak plywood, took longer to drive to lumber yard then to replace the drywall. Now I know why Karsten is no longer in business.

Norm Frechette
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Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:01 am

StanD wrote:Has anyone cut out a slot in the cabinets and added a microwave over the stove?
Pictures?
We'd like to pull the range hood and add a microwave to free up counter space.

Related:
If we were to tile the back splash, would you recommend before or after the microwave install?

TIA
my house had the microwave already built in. might want to replace the cabinet as others have advised.

i tiled my backsplash right up to the bottom of the microwave. too much work to take it down and why pay for more tiles than were actually needed. i also only tiled down to counter top height

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