24" Dishwasher In 30" Space? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 22
Rewards Points: 10

24" dishwasher in 30" space?

I own an older home and am interested in installing a dishwasher. The home is about 100 years old and the kitchen was last remodeled back in the early 1980's. I want to pull out a cabinet and replace it with a dishwasher.

The cabinet is 30" wide and it appears that most standard dishwashers are 24". How do most people handle the gap? Are there standard spacers to install next to the dishwasher or do most people just fabricate them?


kb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 03:24 PM   #2
A "Handy Husband"
rjniles's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Carolina Low Country
Posts: 7,508
Rewards Points: 4,228

Get 2 3" cabinet filler strips



Coastal South Carolina
rjniles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 03:25 PM   #3
Rehabber's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Calif (the left coast)
Posts: 498
Rewards Points: 250

I have done 3 remodels in the past couple of years with this same problem. In all 3, I fabricated a narrow cabinet to fill the space. It's a graet place to store cookie sheets and wire racks etc.
If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you're probably right.

ASE certified master auto tech, Retired.
Rehabber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 22
Rewards Points: 10

Thanks for the help! It seems like there are some very easy solutions out there!
kb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2011, 12:51 AM   #5
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 23
Rewards Points: 10

The problem is the color.

You'll probably be better off ripping some of that old cabinet apart to make your filler instead of getting some premade stuff.
Hatsee is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
conversion of portable dishwasher to stationary one grimsbyman Plumbing 15 02-13-2014 10:45 AM
Cape Cod Style House Attic/Crawl Space Insulation Help Danielg Insulation 24 05-21-2012 08:20 AM
Water leaking out left side vent(?) of Dishwasher Barkley Online Appliances 8 01-14-2011 12:42 PM
Installing a Dishwasher in a raised house from scratch cpshockl Plumbing 4 05-19-2010 05:43 PM
Dishwasher installation Andy Griffith General DIY Discussions 3 03-02-2009 06:06 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1