Small Kitchen Ideas: Microwave Drawers

We have written about the best appliances and design ideas for small kitchens, which are common here in the Washington, DC area. Microwave drawers are an appliance we highly recommend and often use in kitchen remodels we complete.

What Is a Microwave Drawer & What Are Its Benefits?

Let’s start with what a microwave drawer is. It is a compact microwave are tucked into a 24- or 30-inch-wide base cabinet. With these built-in appliances, gone are the days of the unattractive microwave/range hood combination hanging above a cooktop! Besides their aesthetic benefits, microwave drawers offer several advantages. They:

  • Are unobtrusive
  • Leave extra room for cabinetry
  • Help increase storage space (always valuable in a small kitchen!)

Microwave Drawer Used in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC Remodel

Below is a microwave drawer (shown open and closed) we used in a DC kitchen remodel. It helps de-clutter the space, freeing up counter space and providing an attractive, clean aesthetic.

Microwave Drawer (Open)
Microwave Drawer (Closed)


In our gallery, you can view more pictures of this Capitol Hill project.

Is a Microwave Drawer Right for You?

Microwave drawers are great solutions in smaller spaces, but they aren’t necessarily right for every single kitchen. Consider your needs and priorities. How do you use your kitchen? The Wentworth team can help you with this. We’ll ask questions like:

  • Do you frequently cook large meals?
  • Are you physically unable to or prefer not to bend down often?
  • How often do you use your kitchen?
  • And more

Here at Wentworth, we often recommend and use Sharp, Thermador, and Wolf microwave drawers.

Small Kitchen Remodeling in Washington, DC

Do you need help transforming your small space from frustrating to fabulous? If you live in Maryland, DC, or Northern Virginia, call the award-winning team at Wentworth. We have experience remodeling kitchens in townhouses, row houses, and other small homes.

View our kitchen gallery and get in touch with our team to get started today!

“ Everyone has truly done a remarkable job and we couldn’t be happier with the work. The delay was vastly improved by the fact that Sean cleaned up meticulously every single day, and that everyone was so pleasant to be around. And the attention to detail and the care with which everything was done, was truly remarkable. Sean filled us in at every step of the way, always with as much enthusiasm as professionalism - a truly winning combination. It was a pleasure working with someone who takes his job so seriously. Thank you all for all the wonderful work! ”

S.C., NW Washington, DC