Easy access to the paper towels!
We did hit a bit of a snafu when we began installing it... our cabinets don't have an even bottom - the front stained wood kind of hangs down a bit further than the actual bottom of the cabinets, so our options were (1) hang it on the front wood piece, which isn't very thick and didn't seem sturdy enough, or (2) hang it on the actual bottom of the cabinets, which is a few inches higher, and would make the paper towels hard to access when the roll was full.
This picture helps to show what we were dealing with...
See how the front piece is lower than the actual cabinet bottoms?
It's moments like this when it pays to have an engineer for a husband. Jeff went into the garage and returned with some screws and those two small blocks of wood, and he attached them to the cabinet bottoms to make it even with the front wood piece in two places.
After that, we were able to mount the paper towel holder straight onto the blocks of wood!
Let's ignore the fact that I didn't clean up all the sawdust and such on the counter before taking photos... I was just a little excited. :)
I ordered the "rust" finish, which is actually more of a brownish color (which I love):
Now we have easy access to the paper towels, AND they're not taking up any counter space!
We centered the paper towels under that cabinet for two reasons: (1) we keep the coffee maker and a little plant in the left-hand corner, and we thought it would look best there, next to the corner stuff, and (2) you need some space on at least one side of the holder in order to pull out the rod and change the roll, so it had to go in a fairly open area.
Here's how it looks with the coffee maker and plant put back in their places: