The island is made up of four connected base cabinets. An opening cut into one of them fits the microwave. Homeowner Tip from Derek Coleman, Highland Park, Il: “Visit resale sites to seek out bargains when shopping for appliances; you can find manuals online, if the owner doesn’t provide them.” Countertops: MS International. Microwave, dishwasher: KitchenAid. Fridge, range: Viking. Wine fridge: Danby.