Why do most people have their dishwasher, an appliance used multiple times a day, low to the ground? You have to bend over multiple times to load and unload the dishwasher, making it hard to use. Why not put it someplace more accessible and user friendly?
This past weekend I was up in Northern Minnesota, at a friend’s recently renovated cabin. One feature of their remodeled kitchen was a raised dishwasher with a drawer underneath it. While I was helping with dishes, I noticed what a huge difference raising the dishwasher was! It was much easier to reach the dishes and load and unload the dishwasher. Plus I wasn’t bending over as much, avoiding strain on my back. No storage was lost as there was a drawer underneath the dishwasher for items used less frequently. It is a great option for aging in place that works for all kitchen styles – whether it is a traditional kitchen, contemporary kitchen, or a kitchen in a lake home. What a perfect and simple universal design solution to make any kitchen more accessible to all end users!
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