bubuski wrote: ↑ Don't second guess your choice...with your swing up doors in the upper cabinets, the microwave looks better on the lower cabinet which are all the pull-out doors. IMO its a better aesthetic choice and I wish I had the space for one(our kitchen is much smaller U layout). My 8 yr old struggles to reach our microwave but we used the trim kit because we preferred the built-in look rather than the microwave just sitting in the upper cabinet or countertop. We sacrificed some storage space for cosmetic look by sizing the cabinet opening to fit the trim.
The microwave is an old one that is about 8 yrs old. The trim kit I bought it this year when we Reno'd from a store out West in BC. They had the 24"(6 series) and 27"(7 series) kits $140. The 24" kit is designed to be rear vented while the 27" kit uses front venting.
For the kitchen reno we only wrote the check. Someone else had the honor to actually built it and listen to us say change this, change that...lol.
We had a few must haves like inset doors, crown moulding, shoe molding and no filler panels in the corners etc so a bunch of the cabinets had to be custom sided.
I'll post up pictures shortly. Let me find good examples.
I am too far into the kitchen build to change something so drastic--second guessing my choices are not an option anymore.
Thanks for sharing your kitchen pictures! It's beautiful! Your house is little bigger than mine and we have similar old kitchen layout. I personally hate corner cabinets which is why I am going with the gallery style kitchen. But you made good use out of your corner cabinets so that's good. Those inset doors look good!