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Old 06-10-06, 08:06 PM
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Now installing the dishwasher, I can do. My problem is that my house never had one to begin with. Where I would have to put it, there are cabinets there. And my cabinets are all connected they are not separate. I would have to basically cut out the 2 cabinets where the dishwasher is to go. I have no clue how to go about doing this without messing the other cabinets up. I am no professional either, I am thinking of getting a carpenter to do it for me, but curious as to how much I am going to get charged for it. Any ideas or suggestions? Any and all help is most graciously appreciated.


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Old 06-10-06, 09:52 PM
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Best suggestion - get estimates!

What we say here means nothing. Where you live and what current site conditions are determine the cost.

I have done revisions that have ranged in cost from $250 - $500 plus materials. It all depends on what is there and what has to be done. Bear in mind, this would also need wiring and plumbing done as well.

Hope this helps!
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It is really going to depend on the width of a single cabinet opening between the stiles. A dishwasher will require a minimum of 24", but there are smaller designs at 18" wide. I installed one for a customer's weekend home. It is a little small, but fine for what they wanted without destroying 2 complete cabinets and rebuild (under granite).
As Doug stated, location is the primary criterion for pricing, as the cost may be higher in California, but here in the poor South, we may do it a little more cheaply. Seriously, there is a divergence of prices even in a typical geographic area, so getting a local estimate is preferrable.

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