Can you work with a microwave in your face?
Need to place microwave in small kitchen. I am not investing much in a microwave and don't want it on display. I only have one upper where it will fit (sort of). I will have 30 inch deep counters and am debating what size upper will accomodate the most microwaves and still enable me to work on the counter below (it will be next to my sink). I currently have a microwave that requires a 20 inch deep cabinet. That just seems massively big to me (the cabinet would only be 30 inches wide). DH thinks we should go with a 17 inch deep cabinet (I've been trying to find a reasonable microwave to fit those specs but haven't had much luck.) How far out can a cabinet stick out and still provide room to work comfortably?