Clear counter space by installing a microwave above your stove. We'll walk you through the steps you should follow to install an over-the-range microwave.
Over-the-range microwaves are conveniently placed and do double duty as range vents. You need a microwave designed especially for the job, as well as a vent to carry away exhaust fumes from the stove. The vent is built into the wall and is easiest to install when you're building or remodeling the kitchen. But if you're good at drywall repair, you can install one in a finished kitchen. You also need a cabinet the microwave hangs from. The cabinet not only provides support but it also contains the wiring for the microwave and may contain part of the venting.
You'll need to spend about two hours to hang the microwave from the wall and cabinet; longer if venting and wiring is required. Before you begin, move the range if it's in the way, and install a microwave cabinet.