Survey: Where Do You Hide Your Microwave?

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Adding small appliances, like a microwave, to the basic apartment kitchen setup usually eats up vital counter space. Of course, you don't need a microwave — we grew up in a house without one — but if you really rely on it, do you sacrifice precious counter space? The image above from Rita & Morgan's House Tour is a clever solution that seems to be gaining popularity as a way to keep the microwave out of site but easily accessible. So, what's your solution...

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This second picture comes from Katin & Brandon's Kitchen Tour in Marblehead (house tour to come next week!) where the microwave is hidden in a deep cabinet above the refrigerator. Our microwave has lived in many places — stacked on top of the fridge, tucked into hard-to-access, out of sight corners — but nothing as elegant as these solutions. So what do you do?

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