Our gift from my parents this year was an over-the-range microwave. What an important thing in a tiny kitchen!
Strider raised the cupboard 4 inches to accommodate the micro.
Once he was able to run a wire to the top cupboard for an outlet, the rest of the install was pretty easy (or so he says).
Now I have a counter for my important papers file, my toaster, bread box and baking canisters:
And one that is all open for....ANYTHING! What a wonderful work space:
We love it!!!