February 28, 2012

in case you missed it: thinking about the kitchen part 2

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It's time for part 2 of my ongoing kitchen daydream! I still need to do some floor plans, but first, what I really want to imagine, and the main reason behind this kitchen redo is to get a dishwasher in this space. When I moved to this house four years ago, I came from a sweet little apartment that felt very luxe, with limestone tiles and frameless shower door in the bathroom, and great appliances, including dishwasher, in the kitchen.

Of course I traded all that to get a space of my own. But I miss my dishwasher. I really do. Especially now that I have a roommate and a boyfriend living here. There are always dishes in the sink, no matter how often we wash them, and there's always a fragile looking stack of them, on a sopping wet towel, on the counter, taking up precious counter space besides.

Anyway, this post is all about my favorite dishwasher styles. And making them work for a small kitchen.


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My kitchen's so small, it may have to look like this—with the farmhouse sink right up against the dishwasher.

 

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Separating the drawers looks great, but I'm not sure this really gains you anything as far as cabinet space/function.

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My favorite option by far. I love how sleek a narrow, apartment-size dishwasher looks here. And set next to cabinet drawers, I like the contrast. As far as function, despite the small size, I think it could more than handle, if run every night, the amount of dishes we dirty. Now, the tough part is that these smaller-width dishwashers are not as easy to find, and despite being smaller, they come with a larger price tag. Must investigate. Starting here and here. And another look...

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The only other thing to consider: Do you like hiding the dishwasher with a cabinet panel?

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Or seeing it? Even in a small, appliance-filled kitchen?

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1 comment:

Loris Glassworks said...

I love the small apartment size dishwashers, I never really have a full load and this would be a good solution. Off topic, but I love the floor in the last picture. I wonder if it is original or reclaimed wood; I want it!
Cheers,
Lori

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