Choosing a dishwasher is not a herculean task, but limited space may need you to consider dishwasher dimensions before deciding on the perfect option for your kitchen.
If you are remodeling your house or moving into a new apartment, you would want to know the exact dimensions of the different appliances that you need so that you can plan a layout. From the bedroom to the kitchen, you would want to have a designated space for everything, so that nothing sticks out like a sore thumb and your living space has a streamlined look to it. One of the main areas in any house that has many appliances jostling for space is the kitchen, which is why it becomes important to know what the stats for these products are. Learning about dimensions for your dishwasher, depending on what type you are planning to install, will allow you to plan your kitchen layout better.
Traditional dishwashers are generally installed under the kitchen counter, and the dimensions for the same are pretty much standardized at 23.5 × 33.5 × 23.5 inches. Nowadays, to cater to the problem of space constraints, manufacturers of dishwashers have introduced a variety of this kitchen appliance with different dimensions. These are a boon for people living in apartments and condominiums with limited area for appliances. Given below is a table that gives you the dimensions for different types of dishwashers, from which you can choose according to your need.
|Dimensions of Dishwasher|
|Type of Dishwasher||Width||Height||Depth||Placement of Dishwasher|
|Standard||24 inches||35 inches||24 inches||Under the counter|
|Compact||18 inches||35 inches||24 inches||Under the counter|
|Counter-top||18 to 22 inches||18 to 22 inches||18 to 22 inches||No specific placement|
|In-sink||36 to 42 inches||21 inches||22 inches||Special deep sink|
|Portable||18 inches||37 inches||24 inches||No specific placement|
|Single drawer||24 inches||17 inches||24 inches||Under the counter|
|Under the sink||24 inches||34 inches||24 inches||Special shallow sink|
Choosing the best dishwasher for yourself will not only depend on what your requirements are, but also the kind of house you live in and the number of people who will be using it. If you are remodeling an old house, then you may find that the dimensions of the appliance fitted earlier may differ from the dishwasher you want to install. This may be because of the older model that was installed. In such a case, you may need to lay flooring over pre-existing flooring to compensate for the height. Also, in case of a granite countertop, you will need to attach the side brackets of the dishwasher to the cabinet on the side instead of the countertop, as is usually done with under-the-counter dishwashers. If you have a big family or give parties frequently, you could opt for a dishwasher that has the same dimensions as a commercial dishwasher. You will, in such a scenario, have to make space for a bigger dishwasher while remodeling.
Small dishwashers, dimensions for which are given in the table above, are perfect for small kitchens, or 2-3 member households. These allow you the option of a built-in dishwasher, without taking up as much space as a standard dishwasher. A portable dishwasher or one that can be placed on the countertop is brilliant for people who have leased their home and cannot remodel their house, or do not want to spend money on the installation. Other smaller options, like the in-sink and the single drawer, though perfect for small apartments, are expensive with their prices ranging between USD 750 and USD 1800. Many people use these dishwashers as a second dishwasher in the bar or the pantry.
While understanding and knowing dimensions is an important criterion when it comes to choosing a dishwasher, it is important to make the choice depending on what your requirements are, more than the design aesthetics of your kitchen.