Dishwashers are energy and time saving devices that most clients want installed in their remodeled kitchens. Normally these appliances are placed as a built-in next to the sink and wired to its own electrical circuit or shared only with the disposal. Factors commonly considered in the selection process are the level of noise generated, the best location based on use, and how it will be concealed.

New, high tech dishwashers are now on the market. These units reflect the move to modularization. They can be mounted in a stacked, pull out drawer combination or as a side-by-side system. In a smaller kitchen single drawer models can be used. Modular dishwashers require special cabinets for installation, and mounting must conform to the manufacturers’ specifications. For homeowners with back problems or who are wheelchair bound the modular dishwasher may be lifted higher off the floor for ease of use.

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