Can microwave shelf go right next to fridge?

Skyangel23February 14, 2014

We are designing our own kitchen cabinet layout with Merillat cabinets as specified by the builder. I want to put the microwave shelf next to the fridge panel,like the picture below. I have the Merillat specification book, and it says that all of their microwave cabinets must have extra support by being between two cabinets or a cabinet and a wall.

If we do a fridge panel, would that count as providing the support necessary? I suppose they put some extra screws in either side to support the weight.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Eclectic Kitchen by Indianapolis General Contractors Wrightworks, LLC

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You'll be fine. The fridge panel is the functional equivalent of a wall as long as it isn't made of cardboard.Just don't put the microwave electrical outlet and the fridge outlet on the same circuit.

For questions like these, you also can try the kitchens forum where the design mavens hang out.

This post was edited by JWVideo on Fri, Feb 14, 14 at 23:22

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 4:31PM
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Sophie Wheeler

It also has to have a cabinet or wall to the left, as in the pic shown. One side can't hang in the breeze.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 8:45AM
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Great. Thank you, Hollysprings and JWvideo. I appreciate it.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 1:12PM
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