Did you hear the one about the couple that needed a new dishwasher?

View of high end kitchen showing white cabinets and dark wood island

That was us, 10 months and tens of thousands of dollars ago.

Our 16-year-old dishwasher was showing its age, so we decided to quit on it before it quit on us. Off to a local appliance store we went, in search of the latest and greatest dishwasher technology.

Can you say “kid in a candy store”? I went from vignette to vignette, exploring cooktops, ovens, refrigerators, beverage centers, warming drawers… and finally, dishwashers. Earth to Morgan!

After narrowing down the choices, there was just one problem. The store could install the appliance, but I wanted a panel on it (like our old one had) to match the rest of the cabinetry. “How does one get something like that done?” I asked Mr. Salesman innocently. He had just the guy. Turns out, “the guy” was a builder. And a terrific remodeler.

As long as we were inquiring about a dishwasher panel, why not ask how much it would cost to extend the kitchen island just a little bit. And what if…?

You know the rest.

Turns out, we LOVE the result.

And the dishwasher works great, too.

Large kitchen with dark wood island and bar area


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2 Responses to Did you hear the one about the couple that needed a new dishwasher?

  1. mary f.h. January 17, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    This kitchen is AMAZING.MAKES MY HEART SKIP A BEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BY THE WAY, I WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR PANTRY.
    LOVE, LOVE THE WOOD FLOOR. YIKES.

  2. denise w.f. February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Your kitchen is amazing! I’ve seen the before and thought it was fantastic, and wondered how could it get better? Well, you do the same thing to food!!!!

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