Vote: where do I put micro? Ordering cabinets tomorrow!
I have to order my cabinets tomorrow in order to keep the project on track and I'm in a decision-making coma.
I've been back and forth with this decision a dozen times. Cabinets will be classic shaker KraftMaid in dove white. Oak wood floors, Kashmir white granite (haven't picked the slab yet) and white subway backspash. After much deliberation, I'm going with a stainless undermount sink instead of apron and I'm down to the final decision of microwave placement.
I love the look of the wood covered vent hood over the stove (KitchenAid dual fuel double oven). But, in order to do that my mirowave would need to go on a shelf in my peninsula, giving up valuable real-estate where a big drawer could go otherwise. On the flip side, I could get the over-the-stove micro-with hood/vent built in (still cheaper than the wood hood) but then I read some people complain that it's too high, hard to clean up there ,etc. The pic shows how it would look with the wood vent cover.
What do I do??? I have about 14 hours before my appointment to finalize and order the cabinets. My stomach is already in knots.