Dishwasher is one of the appliances which is mostly a standard size. A standard size dishwasher measures 24 x 24 x 35 inches. The special ones are compact ones usually 18 inches. Or low height (accessible kitchen) 33 inches.
Just keep in mind the two important terms, rough opening and appliance dimensions.
The measurements you take from the counter is called rough opening, which is the space to fit in the dishwasher. And the appliance dimensions are found in specifications (if in case you are searching online!!)
For a standard size dishwasher, the rough opening is usually 24 inches wide, 34-36 inches high and 24 inches deep.
For a standard size dishwasher, the appliance dimension is usually 23- 9/16 inches wide, 33-7/8 inches high and 22-9/16 inches deep. Or it could be 23-3/4 inches wide, 33-3/8 inches high and 24 inches deep. In any case if you have a standard rough opening and you buy a standard size dishwasher, it should fit in to the opening!
That’s it? NO. There is one more clearance you need to confirm. Please verify that you have enough room in front to operate the dishwasher.
You need space to open the door fully, stand comfortably by the opened door and easily load or unload dishes! About 27 to 28 inches of room is enough for the door to open fully. In addition, you need some room for one person to stand and operate.
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