Microwaves are typically designed over-the-range with a built in exhaust fan, or under-the-counter in a 24 sink base cabinet, or as part of the wall cabinets. If the wall cabinet design is opted for, then it mustn’t be next to a diagonal wall cabinet.
While a customer designs with Ikea’s Home Planner it alerts for common mistakes . . . . designing a refrigerator next to a wall, for example. But here’s one error it won’t alert you about: Microwave cabinets directly beside a diagonal wall cabinet.
A microwave cabinet too close to a corner makes an uncomfortable work space. Since the microwave is used often, all activity related to it will be pushed into a corner. That’s unnecessary and a bad design!
Most important is that since the microwave protrudes out from the 12” depth of the rest of the cabinets, the diagonal wall cabinet door will bang into the side of it. So, there’ll be damage to the cabinet door and microwave . . . and also limited access to the diagonal wall cabinet itself.
Better to shift the wall cabinets around and leave a regular wall cabinet in between the corner and the microwave, as such: