Microwave Carts Are Perfect for Small Kitchens and Apartments
In today’s fast-paced, style-conscious world, who can help but love the convenience of microwave ovens and appreciate their sleek designs and contemporary looks. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that we like leaving them out in the open and dedicating valuable countertop space to them. Some favorite hiding places for microwaves include corner alcoves, cabinets with retracting doors, or “appliance garages” with roll-down metal doors. If none of these options strikes you as a practical solution given your circumstances, don’t fret. A microwave cart could be the perfect solution for you, especially if your kitchen is small or you live in an apartment.
Choose a Microwave Cart from an Assortment of Materials and Styles
Carts for microwave ovens come in a variety of materials and styles, and most can hold far more than a microwave oven. Just be sure to choose a material that’s strong enough to hold up under the weight of your microwave oven and any other small appliances you might choose to store on the cart.
Style and storage options range from basic open-shelf designs to closed cabinets with shelves. Some designs even incorporate a top shelf high above the cart’s counter on which you can display plants, framed photos and other knick knacks.
A Butcher Block Microwave Cart Can Add Beauty and Functionality
Some cart tops are simple hardwood, and others feature gorgeous butcher block tops of all three major grain styles: edge, end and blended. If the butcher block is finished with natural oil, you can cut upon it, getting even more use out of your cart. Alternatively, a semi-gloss varnish finish on a butcher block cart will give it the appearance of fine furniture. Another advantage of a varnish finish is that the wood surface is almost maintenance-free.
Choose the Right Size of Microwave Cart
Since you’re considering adding a microwave cart to your kitchen in the first place, then size is likely your most important consideration. The last thing you want to do is to make a small kitchen look even smaller by adding too big a cart. But nor will a small cart that barely fits your microwave be pleasing to the eye. But keep in mind the key advantage of movable kitchen carts – when they’re not needed, you can simply roll them into a corner, against a wall or under a countertop with open space below.