Asked on Apr 12, 2016

Best use of old dishwasher space ??

by Jenny
I have a very small kitchen and have removed the dishwasher as I never used it. Can anyone give me some ideas as to how I should utilize this space for more storage and not spend a lot of money ! Thanks ~~Jenny
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 12, 2016
    I would go to a thrift store and try to find a small storage unit, or research garage sales,or even crags list for a small unit of sort.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 12, 2016
    Be sure to measure the interior area and look for a shelf unit or even a small chest of drawers that could fit inside. Thrift shops, estate sales, garage sales are all good places to look.
  • SusieB SusieB on Apr 13, 2016
    If it's covered by the counter-top I've seen some spinning pot racks from bicycle wheels. And there could still be room for a shelf on the bottom.
  • Conniehatfield3 Conniehatfield3 on Apr 13, 2016
    Do the skirted adjustable tension curtain rod for the face and store whatever you need stored behind it. KISS- Keep It Simple Silly. (and pretty darn cheap!)
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    • Jenny Jenny on Apr 13, 2016
      @Conniehatfield3 What a great idea. I can certainly make the skirt as I like to sew, so this will be a pleasant project for me. !! Thank you so much !
  • Car3879235 Car3879235 on Apr 13, 2016
    I installed pullout metal rolling shelves from Lowe's. Use them to store chips, bread, paper plates etc . Then used a tension rod and a curtain to cover the opening.
  • Melissa Parish Melissa Parish on Apr 13, 2016
    We had the same problem in a house we used to live in. We pulled out the dishwasher and bought a small refrigerator and kept cold drinks and condiments in it. It supplemented the main fridge which wasn't very big for a number of years. We never missed the dishwasher!
  • Den2184011 Den2184011 on Apr 14, 2016
    we removed our dishwasher too. We added rollout garbage containers, one for garbage and one for recycling. It works great. We added a door to match our kitchen cupboards so now it hides all the garbage..
  • Marcelina Marcelina on Jun 21, 2017

    Thanks everyone for the great ideals. I have a few I am considering.