kitchen reno: a story about the world’s most expensive dishwasher

It’s pretty clear that, while the sink is in, it is not functioning.  Nor is the dishwasher, since the water is turned off (duh).  You may be surprised that it ever worked in the first place.

Side note: This is literally an original dishwasher. Previous owners of my home were definitely “collectors” (hoarders), so I even have the original owners manual for this gem, dating back to 1968. The proof before our eyes – they don’t make ‘em like they used to!


This is where the un-fun begins.  Let me start by saying that I found the BEST deals on the appliances that we needed.  Until they arrived at our house (apparently dishwashers come in sizes??).

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The Home Depot guys weren’t able to install it– lots of excuses. First we had to have the electrical wiring re-done, which wasn’t too big of a deal since the electricians were moving all of the kitchen electrical outlets anyway in preparation for the new backsplash.  Then the new dishwasher wouldn’t fit in its hole. The plumber had to re-do all the pipes behind the sink / dishwasher to make “more room in the hole” – not sure exactly what this entailed.  Then the electrician had to come back to hook something up to something else.  So, 2 Home Depot employees, 2 electricians, and 1 very good plumber later, we finally had a functioning dishwasher.

So, what lesson have we learned this week? I have no idea, except that dishwashers are a pain in the ass, and I’m just complaining that my really-sweet-deal-$400-dishwasher became a $1,400 dishwasher.  But c’est la vie!


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