Built-in vs freestanding dishwashers: What's the best option for your kitchen?

grey modern kitchen with open integrated dishwasher
(Image credit: Miele)

Weighing up built-in vs freestanding dishwashers will not just impact the functionality of your kitchen, but also the aesthetics. Doing your research before investing in this appliance will ensure you have chosen the best type for your budget and your lifestyle. 

White goods appliances like fridges, dishwashers and washing machines are (hopefully) only bought every decade, so it pays to choose wisely while planning your kitchen and utility spaces. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.