I really do love the IKEAfans website. Everyone's so great with feedback. If it wasn't for them, I'd be lost! So thank you my wonderful Ikeafans friends in my head! (Any of you non-IKEAfan people just ignore my weird little rave).
BTW I am an idiot when it comes to blog message etiquette...I don't know if I'm suppose to just respond on my site or respond directly to the person or is it okay if I don't respond at all. So if you were expecting any of that and it didn't happen, I'm sorry, it's not you, it's me.
Anyway, you'd never guess it if you knew me in the real world, but I do enjoy the look of symmetry. For example, it would bug me to have a 30" wall cabinet with a 24" base underneath it. Why? Who knows. I'm a little wonky about stuff.
Point being, I decided to go with NBeth's solution of using an high oven cabinet for the microwave. Which, now that I'm thinking about it, makes a lot of sense for my situation since I plan on putting my under-the-cabinet toaster oven in there too. Now I won't have to worry about heat issues. If it can handle the heat from the oven, then my little toaster oven should be fine, right?
My oven's way taller than the one in the pic...W24" x H38" to be exact. I don't really get the whole sizing thing when it comes to that. I know the people at my IKEA are not remotely helpful and usually act like you're bothering them, so I'm a little nervous about figuring that out.
I'll probably wind up posting a request for help, yeeesh.
More work got done today, I'll post pics later. It's almost 2am! Why am I up!