Reduce Counter Clutter: Hide Your Microwave

A while ago I wrote about this kitchen in Taking a Kitchen from Dark to Light and while the transformation was incredible, one of the things that really made this kitchen great was the fact that it was clutter free. Nothing makes a kitchen look smaller and more cluttered than a big microwave on the counter, not to mention the fact that it takes up precious counter space!

A simple solution to a common problem, the microwave in this kitchen is hidden away creating a clean look. Want to do it yourself? Here are some tips from Olives and Daisies:

To get power to the microwave we drilled a hole in the back right corner of the cabinet, and that gave access to the cabinet over the range hood (as you can see in the photo below they are right next to each other) where there is an outlet for the range hood, so with an appliance grade extension cord (thank you Home Depot) we were able to have our microwave out of sight but still right in the kitchen!

How do you disguise your microwave? Or have you gotten rid of the microwave entirely?

(Images: Olives and Daisies)