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Why You Should Elevate Your Dishwasher (Cool Idea)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  August 24, 2019  |  2 Min. Read

Dishwashers  |  Design Inspiration

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Last week, we published a post on how to place a TV in a wood hood (link below in the article).

Today, you will see a great idea for your dishwasher. It's on display in our Dorchester store.

Unfortunately, it is for new renovations or construction.

Have a look at this video:

Why You Should Elevate Your Dishwasher

Elevated Dishwasher Houzz

There are two major reasons you should elevate your dishwasher. 

First, it is simple to load and unload your dishes. You are not bending way down for a cast iron dish, oddly shaped platter or tray.

If you have a bad back, elevating your dishwasher will be a good idea to consider.

Second, it is simple to plumb. You can run lines under the cabinet below.

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Why You Shouldn't Elevate Your Dishwasher

You shouldn't elevate in a smaller kitchen with few cabinets. Although this requires a smaller 24-inch cabinet, sometimes that is not feasible.

One Small Note of Caution:

In stainless, it is straightforward. If you are panelizing, the panel must be installed to move with the dishwasher to prevent it from scratching or catching the cabinet below.

One Larger Note of Caution:

Make sure it's installed correctly. Water leaks are almost as bad as fire for your home. 

Pro Tip: After installing any appliance with water like a refrigerator, washer or dishwasher, place a piece of contact paper underneath.

Check the paper for any moisture within 24 hours of being installed.

If you're not sure what to look for in a dishwasher or what to ask your installers, check out our free dishwasher buying guide with everything you need to know about choosing a dishwasher. 

So, Should You Elevate Your Dishwasher?

Yes, you should, but only if you have the room and space.

Other Cool Design Ideas:

How To Place a TV in Your Wood Hood: Yes, you can do this.  Now you don't have to worry about tv obscuring your views.

10 Coolest Appliances, Lighting and Plumbing: 10 items to distinguish your gray and white kitchen from your neighbors.

Best Color Alternatives to Stainless Steel: Don't like stainless? Here are the colors to consider and the colors you should not consider

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Steve Sheinkopf

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