04:19AM | 10/20/05
Member Since: 10/19/05
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I just got my over-the-range microwave delivered yesterday and thought it looked a little big. After taking some measurements, I realized the microwave depth was 15.3" and my upper cabinets were only 12" deep.

Is this a huge problem? Can I still install the microwave safetly? The instructions don't say anything about cabinet depth. Would it look really ghetto if I did install it?

As a follow-up, can a person purchase just new 15" upper cabinets, without replacing the whole kitchen set? I just had new Corian Counters installed on the lower cabinets and can't afford to just toss them aside. If I can replace just one set, can I take the dors from my old cabinets and put them on the new ones to acheive more continuity?

Basically, how would you recommend I proceed? I don't want to just take the microwave back since I need ot do something with the space occupied by the scary 1960's range hood. Thanks for ANY advice.


05:38PM | 10/20/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** I realized the microwave depth was 15.3" and my upper cabinets were only 12" deep. Is this a huge problem? **

If no part of whatever make and model of microwave your purchased is suppose to be supported there, it may not be a critical problem. It might however be a prime candidate for hitting your head on if it sticks out a lot further than the cabinets?

** can a person purchase just new 15" upper cabinets, without replacing the whole kitchen set? **

I'm afraid I am not a cabinet installer nor do I know what kind of cabinets you have. My guess is that your situation would probably need to actually be looked into by a someone with that knowledge in order to answer your question.


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