Looking for new Microwave... ooops
So when we planned out our kitchen, my wife decided she did not want a microwave above the range, due to the several factors, including not wanting people bugging her when she's cooking, people (esp children) using the microwave while there's hot pots on stove, etc. She decided, instead, to mount the microwave further down.
Well, the cabinets are stained and installed, and now that it's time to shop for a new microwave we discovered the problem: The space that we allocated for the microwave is only 24" wide, whereas over the range would have been 30". Now we find that every mountable microwave we look at is exactly 30" wide. Our options are:
a) Remove and get rid of the 30" range vent hood that we purchased (not returnable, since the box is gone) and place a 30" microwave there, then build shelves or something to fill the gap above the dishwasher
b) Get a standard (24" max) microwave and somehow find a custom-made way of mounting it under the cabinet, such as building a little "cubby" to house it in the place we originally intended. The other problem here is safety, with proper venting and such.
c) Maybe there are some 24" microwaves that are under-cabinet mountable that we can't find that somebody can point us to. We're not going to be picky about it, but it would have to be black and/or stainless to fit the other appliances
If anybody has any input to a, b, or c, it would be much appreciated!