To maximise the use of space around and underneath the boiler
To fit and hold frequently used kitchen items, pots and pans
To incorporate the microwave at a comfortable height
To still be able to access the pipes and ensure sufficient ventilation
White melamine faced tall unit (2300mm – read about recommended guide sizes) is built around the boiler, with a door finishing just above the microwave, hence only covering the boiler. A shelf at the height of 1050mm is the base for the microwave. Open shelving in the lower part of the cupboard guarantee that items which are frequently used can be accessed swiftly.
The upper part of the tall cupboard has a door (950mm) but no bottom shelf, as to allow air to circulate. The microwave can now be used at a comfortable height, sitting on a shelf below the boiler, hiding the pipes and boiler filter just behind it.
The upper cupboard and lower shelves are partly backless for easy access to pipes. (Often kitchen cabinets have a ‘service void’ behind the back panel whereas bedroom furniture tends to have a flush back. See an example of kitchen cabinet configured with service void).
The microwave can easily be pulled out for access to the boiler filter.
Bottom shelf and open back
Build and slot in a drawer at the bottom of the cupboard