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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:49 am 
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Do any kitchen fitters have any tips for this?

We have quite a small kitchen and we are interested in making room for a dishwasher.

The only way I can fit it in is if I move the fridge and put the wall mounted oven above the dishwasher or washing machine. Are their units for this? Anything to consider regarding moisture etc?

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I'm not a kitchen fitter, just a carpenter, but I've fitted a fair few kitchens.

Points to consider: dishwashers and washing machines are usually designed/sized to fit into a 600mm wide space, not into a unit. There may be something available that's slimmer and designed to fit a unit, you'd need to research that.

Is the oven designed to be wall mounted? Are there any height issues to consider, like does the door drop down or open sideways? If the door drops down, you need to be able to handle that huge Turkey at that height.

Is there a grill in the oven? You need to be able to see what's going on in the grill if there is.

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We had to fit a number of fridge/freezers above dish washers on #one job and it was a nightmare. The supplied dishwashers were too wide, so we had to modify (hack to bits) the carcase to accommodate a full-width dish washer, then the fridge/freezer was too high so we had to modify (remove) the top of the carcases to accommodate the height. Of course, that was designed by an architect.......

From that experience I have to say that a narrower washer is a must. If the budget will allow something like the Fisher & Paykel Dish Washer drawer (or the double model) would be ideal as they will fit into a standard 600mm wide carcase, pricey though. I'll echo AjYay's comments about the oven - you'll really only be able to use a single oven because otherwise the controls will be too high for some people and you my need to modify the carcase as well as make-up some bespoke doors/infill panels, That said i am considering a similatr approacf for a future kitchen revamp in a tiny galley kitchen

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You really need an integrated dishwasher. In America they are quite common to have an under sink dishwasher but I have never seen them in the UK see ... ashers.htm to get an idea.

This slimline integrated would probably work on the draining board side of the sink unit see ... 3-pdt.html I do not think I would want to have a stack arrangement of oven and dishwasher, side by side okay but not a stack.


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