Dishwashers are great time savers in the kitchen, plus they can also help you save on energy and water costs.
How to Measure for a Dishwasher
If your home has an existing pre-cut dishwasher opening, its dimensions will likely measure slightly more than the size of a standard built-in dishwasher (the standard dimensions for most built in units is 24 inches wide, 35 inches high and 24 inches deep). Some variations in dishwashers do occur, so it is a good idea to know the dimensions of your available space before making a decision. When installing your dishwasher look for adjustable feet that might be included; they have the ability to alter the dishwasher's height by several inches.
Measuring the Dimensions
Before beginning the measuring process remove your existing dishwasher, making sure to disconnect all power cords and water supply lines.
1. Set the end of your tape measure on the left inside of the dishwasher opening on the floor. Measure to the right side of the opening. Record the measurement.
2. Repeat this process, but beginning at the inside left top of the opening, measuring to the inside right edge.
3. The lesser of the two measurements is the width.
1. Set the end of your tape measure on the floor next to the left edge of the opening and measure to the bottom of the countertop or cabinet frame. Record the measurement.
2. Repeat this process for the right edge.
3. The lesser of the two measurements is the height.
1. Measure from the back to the front of the opening along the left edge. If there is a baseboard or other obstruction on the back wall of the opening, measure from the obstruction to the front of the opening.
2. Repeat this process along the right edge.
3. The lesser of the two measurements is the depth.