Can I put a built-in dishwasher next to a built-in fridge?


Firstly, your dishwasher ideally needs to go next to your sink so that you can take the dirty pots from the sink and place them in the dishwasher without having to go across the other side of the room and dripping food all over Fridgethe floor. You also have to think about the plumbing as well. Your sink will have all the pipes nearby that you’ll need, which will make life easier to install it there too.

Now, your fridge is designed to keep things cool but your dishwasher will generate heat. Unless you have some good insulation between the 2 appliances then I would opt to have the fridge at least 1 whole unit away from the dishwasher.

As your fridge only relies on a plug socket, I would ensure that you have all the other appliances in place first that rely on water and gas then think about where to put your fridge.

Integrated appliance sizes

When thinking about installing an integrated appliance into a new kitchen, please bear in mind that kitchen units tend to come in 2 widths, 450mm and 600mm. A slimline dishwasher for example is around 450mm wide. If you have a small kitchen then this may be a better option as it will allow you to have more kitchen units and cupboard space.


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6 thoughts on “Can I put a built-in dishwasher next to a built-in fridge?”
  • Jill Morris says:


    Can I put an integrated dishwasher directly next to a magic corner unit and would it just need an appliance door or would a corner post be required?

    Many thanks


    October 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, if the DW is sitting adjacent i.e. on the opposite run you would need end panel to fit to the corner post to and then just an appliance door to cover DW.

      If the DW is sitting in the same run then just the door is required.

      October 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm
  • Jane says:

    I am looking to fit a integrated slimline dishwater and my query is regarding the 150mm plinth that is fitted to the base of the kitchen units. Do all integrated dishwashers have a recess 150mm high and deep enough to fit the standard plinth (basically is this a standard?). I have looked at several dishwashers but this dimension is never documented.

    July 16, 2015 at 9:42 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Integrated dishwasher are designed for the industry standard 150mm plinth.

      July 16, 2015 at 9:43 am
  • Brian Lloyd says:

    If I want to put an integrated washing machine next to an integrated tumble drier do I need a piece of carcass material between then? If I do then what does that do to the alignment of the wall units?

    January 13, 2015 at 10:22 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:


      It’s optional but if you want to keep the wall units in-line then don’t use an end panel, fix a piece of timber to the wall to support the worktop.

      January 15, 2015 at 8:27 am
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