To the left of the existing dishwasher. Face of base cabinet not attached to counter above.
How to shift a dishwasher and add base cabinet under countertop?
Hi, we moved into a condo in the fall that had been "renovated", but have found the work in the kitchen to be rather poorly thought out and poorly done. Chiefly, they positioned the dishwasher under the right half of the sink, forcing the sink to be shallow to accommodate the dishwasher, and the dishwasher to have a modified short top rack to accommodate the sink. This is driving us insane. Also, but less problematic for now, is that the cabinets were simply painted over, (not even refinished), and are pretty crappy.So, we want to get a new full-sized dishwasher and move it a foot to the right (where there is room), but this would create an opening under half of the sink that would need to have the sink cabinet expanded. We do not want to redo the whole kitchen, and will just live with cabinets that may not match 100% or simply be on a path to a future full transition.But, is there a way to safely do this without removing the countertop? I feel like I could simply knock out the cabinet to the right of the existing dishwasher, pull out said dishwasher, and then insert the new machine at the far right of the counter, but when I search online about removing cabinets from under a countertop, most people advise against it. I am not a handyman, but this doesn't look too daunting in our small kitchen. I am here to be either encouraged or dissuaded, as appropriate. The current dishwasher isn't even screwed into the bottom of the countertop (as I believe is supposed to be done), and the face of the cabinetry to the left of the dishwasher isn't even attached to the countertop at all (it is broken where the two meet). If you need clarification, just ask. Adding pictures as well.
Current setup. Want to remove the cabinet and drawer on the right, remove the dishwasher, and place a new dishwasher into the new space. A new cabinet space and door would need to be added in the newly vacant area currently occupied by the left side of the existing dishwasher.
Counter does not rest of the dishwasher already.
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