Originally Posted by Argosy Heir
Mine was the lovely green laminate . No reinforcement needed. The backsplash does not hug the wall due to its curved nature so there is a small gap at the edge. While I was modifying the cabinet , I added a 110 volt outlet under the sink and installed a small microwave oven on the shelf. Not terribly convenient but not a lot of options. I installed a new furnace also and used 2x4 lumber to elevate it to proper height. Hope this helps.
Thank you! I believe this is the best solution for me. Great tip for the microwave in that space, I agree very limited space. I may keep the sink but new faucet for sure.
I was told in a previous post that the new furnace would need shimming as the new one is smaller. I know each install is a bit different but at least it gives me a idea of the amount of shimming.
In your picture, the fold out shelf? I have the existing orange plastic lam top on mine. I was thinking of using the cut out portion of the new top for the oven or sink for that shelf. Is yours a butcher block? Cutting board?