09:53AM | 06/19/03
Member Since: 06/18/03
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I am in the process of buying a 1970's house whose kitchen does not have an opening for a built in dishwasher. Someone I know told me they think that the cabinet next to the sink could be removed to make room for a dishwasher, but I was just curious if that's realistic or not. If the countertop has to come out for this that's not a problem cause I'm going to replace it anyway. Any information that you can provide on this subject will be greatly appreciated.



04:12PM | 06/19/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Really all it takes is a 24" wide opening (the width of the vast majority of dishwashers), the electrical supply, hot water supply, and a way to drain (usually to a "pop-out" in the garbage disposer). If countertop is standard height and depth, a dishwasher "should" go in with relative ease. I knew someone who once retrofitted using an 18" wide dishwasher (hard to find but they do exist). It isn't "rocket science" but obviously problems might crop up; I hope you have a relatively easy time of it...and certainly the payoff is worth it!

Good luck!



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