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urgent - centering OTR microwave over range

Posted by nikeno13 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 10:25

We are in current construction of kitchen reno. Carpenter is hanging cabinets today. Of course with trying to fit "semi custom" cabinets into a pre existing space, everything did not work out perfect. In order to make one thing work, we will have to have our microwave not centered over the range by only 1/2". Will this be noticeable? I can't find an example photo of someone that has done this to get a comfort level that it won't drive me nuts over the next 10 or 15 years. I hope someone can provide a little consolation! If we do center it, then we don't get equal wall reveal on either side of our window above the kitchen sink. I think that will be more noticeable and its the first thing you see when you walk in the kitchen. Please help!

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RE: urgent - centering OTR microwave over range

Personally, I don't think 1/2" will be noticeable - at least not for long...once you stop looking for it! :-)

I think the window reveal would be more important overall.

RE: urgent - centering OTR microwave over range

While 1/2 won't be noticeable, it WILL be a fire hazard to have the off center cabinet overhang the burners. Make him take it down and put in a filler like he SHOULD have done in the first place.

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