I'm hoping someone can help me with my situation. I am going to be replacing my kitchcen countertop and while we have it removed we're also going to replace our aged dishwasher (this is where my problem begins).
The old dishwasher is ceramic tiled in (about an inch thick with backerboard). I don't think I'll have a problem removing the old dishwasher with the counter being off but when I put the new one in its place the new dishwasher will then be tiled in. When the new dishwasher dies in the future I don't want to have to remove the counter again or dig out the tile around it to remove it. It would be the same situation I am currently in.
So I'm thinking of placing some plywood or other solid surface on the floor in the space where the dishwasher sits then hopefully finding a custom-sized dishwasher that I can just roll into place straight from the tiled floor onto the plywood. This way when it dies in the future I can just wheel it back out. Here's my dilemma though...does anyone make a dishwasher whose maximum height is no more than 33" high? With the plywood being underneath the dishwasher enabling me to wheel it right in I am losing about an inch between the floor and bottom of the countertop.
I hope I explained my situation well enough that someone can help me. Does what I'm asking make any sense? Does anyone know of anybody that sells custom-sized (shorter) dishwashers? I also thought of maybe just going to a drawer dishwasher but then what do I do with all that extra space below it? Does someone also sell the bottom part of a drawer dishwasher to fill in the unused space?
I really hope I explained my situation well enough for someone to help me. I'm open to any and all suggestions or opinions. Thank you!
Get Help from Bob Vila
- Give-Aways & Offers
- Monthly Must Do's
- DIY Project Ideas
- Step-by-Step Guides
- Inspirational Photo Galleries