We have contractors working on our kitchen and it's been a bit of a mess. Right now, about 3/4s of the room is drywalled/taped/floated/primed/painted (single coat)... and a small section of wall behind some cabinets and where our stove will be is just bare drywall.
One of the cabinets is a set of drawers but the other is an open-backed cabinet designed to hold a built-in microwave and also has the gas line and connection for the stove.
The area inside the cabinet looks like this:
Will the drywall be harmed by not being treated at all? Is taping, floating, and painting necessary?
My main concern is it soaking up grease/water from the stove.