So you’ve decided to upgrade your kitchen wall oven. Congratulations! Now, what do you do with that old oven cabinet? If you’re planning to just remove it, take a moment to reconsider. We’re not people like Martha Stewart, but we have learned a few things from our years of cooking and decorating on the cheap.
Here are some coolest ways to repurpose that empty cabinet when you can’t decide what to do with old wall oven space. By implementing these techniques, you can make it into something more useful than ever before.
What To Do With The Old Wall Oven Space?
One of the best things about an old oven space is that you can use it for various purposes. Since you already have your old oven removed from that cabinet, why not make use of the empty surface in it? You might be surprised by how much you can fit into that space! Here are some ideas:
Make The Space Into A Storage
Use the inside of your oven cabinet as storage. Instead of taking up valuable counter space, you can store pots and pans here. Use the bottom of your cabinet as storage too. If there isn’t enough room on top or in front, use what little extra space is available to store more items away from sight while still having them close at hand when needed. Just make sure you don’t forget where they are.
Additionally, the top part of your cabinet can work as a depot! It doesn’t matter if it’s not being used for cooking. This spot still gives people something else to look forward to when they need extra space.
Replace With A Larger Cabinet
If you have a large kitchen and want to increase the storage space, remove the old wall oven cabinet and replace it with a larger cabinet for storage. The new cabinet can store small appliances such as toasters, microwaves, blenders, coffee makers, and crock pots. You should plan to install the new cabinet right after removing the old one.
Installing a replacement kitchen cabinet made of plywood is not difficult if you are careful about how they are installed. Make sure you measure carefully where each piece needs to be installed so that they fit properly together once they are put in place on your walls.
Use The Space For Spices
You can use the space in your oven cabinet for spices. If you’re not sure where to begin, consider organizing by type or alphabetically. Some spices can also be stored in the oven itself. Specifically, if you have a self-cleaning oven, then this might be an option for your baking soda and other heat-resistant staples.
Store Your Microwave Or Refrigerator
When you have a small kitchen, this is a great way to use the space. You can also store food in the cabinet and then set your microwave on top to get extra countertop space for cooking or working. If you’re handy with tools and have some spare time, it’s possible to install a small refrigerator inside the cabinet as well.
However, the measurements of that cabinet will vary depending on what type of oven unit you’re installing. This can save money on electricity bills because it keeps things cool without having to run up your AC bill in the summertime!
Anyway, you’ll need some modifications made before getting started:
First, you’ll need holes cut out for vents so that air can flow through without causing heat buildup within the oven compartment itself. These holes should be placed opposite each other near where they exit into the outside air.
As a result, the hot air escapes quickly enough not to cause any problems while still allowing enough oxygen to flow through them all at once. This is mostly necessary during cooking when temperatures might get too high. Otherwise, because cooking processes alone are inefficiently directed through existing systems, the hot air follows wrong paths, causing imbalanced ventilation.
What To Do With An Old Wall Oven?
If you’ve just removed your old wall oven and are wondering what to do with it, here are a few options:
When you’re in good standing with your local charity and your appliance is in decent condition, many organizations will gladly accept an old wall oven for resale or recycling. Call around to see if there’s a place near you that accepts these kinds of donations.
In case you’re not ready to part with an old appliance, consider listing it on Craigslist or another site that lets people buy and sell used items locally. You may have to do some cleaning up before selling. Because this could still be worth the effort if the unit is in good condition or has been updated recently. Interestingly, your old appliances can be pricey by doing so!
Examine your wall oven from a professional to check if it has really stopped working and isn’t worth fixing or selling. In such a condition, consider recycling it instead of tossing it in a landfill. Some cities offer curbside pickup for free or at a low cost. Other areas have drop-off centers where residents can bring appliances they want recycled rather than thrown away.
Make it storage
Replace your kitchen cabinets with a glass front door and use the oven as a cabinet for storing dishes and serving items. Also, you can use the oven as a bookcase or storage shelf in your garage, basement, or laundry room. Find a creative way to use the oven as décor in your home or garden while using it as storage at the same time. Perhaps you can make it real by painting on the oven or covering it with wallpaper or contact paper?
This is all to say that with a few modifications, you can use your old wall oven cabinet in one of several ways mentioned above. Whether you choose to store spices, small appliances, or pots and pans, there is an option that will fit your needs. If you are considering a kitchen remodeling project, be sure to include your old wall oven cabinet in your plans to fit well with the rest of your kitchen design and provide valuable storage space for years to come.