Creating a Built-In Look for Your Dishwasher

I recently painted my kitchen cabinets, and wanted to give the dishwasher a built-in look. We used beadboard and 1 x 4s to create a look that matches our cabinets. The top is hinged to allow access to the dishwasher controls.

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  • Debbie butler Debbie butler on Apr 21, 2019

    How is the headboard attached to the dishwasher

  • Janet B Janet B on Oct 17, 2019

    Brilliant!!!! Looks awesome! I would do that in a heartbeat!!!

  • Haveone Haveone on Oct 24, 2019
    Yeah, but wouldn't you have to keep top open to allow for steam to escape while dishwasher is in use?I'm assuming that's what those vents on dishwasher are for


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  • Lisa Sinclair Lisa Sinclair on Oct 20, 2019

    Love your problem solving! We've been looking at the dishwashers that 're made to be built-in, and they're so much more expensive than the reg kind. But the hinged "drawer" cover is genius! Can't wait to show this to Hubby! Thank you!

    • Joanie Joanie on Jun 05, 2020

      Watch out got some work comin'...... .lol.

  • MB MB on Jan 19, 2021

    OMG love it. Wish I saw this with our ild dishwasher