Does my appliance need a kitchen unit?
|Appliance||Kitchen Unit Required?||Link (More info)|
|Tall Fridge Freezer||Yes||Kitchen Unit Options|
|Half Size Fridge/Freezer||No (Just a door required)||Kitchen Door Options|
|Integrated Oven||Yes||Kitchen Unit Options|
|Dishwasher||No (Just a door required)||Kitchen Door Options|
|Fitted Microwave||Yes||Kitchen Unit Options|
|Washing Machine||No (Just a door required)||Kitchen Door Options|
|Tumble Dryer||No (Just a door required)||Kitchen Door Options|
|Wine Cooler||No (No unit & no door)||N/A|
How do I know which door I need?
Choosing the door for your appliance is not as hard as you might think. Every appliance will have a set width of around either 450mm or 600mm. When choosing your door, just ensure that it matches the width of the unit that it will be covering.
The appliances will also be supplied with a hinge system to attach the door. If the appliance is situated at the end of a run you will need a end panel to cover the side of the appliance.
Dishwasher size examples
- This dishwasher has the dimensions of (mm): 818 x 596 x 555
- (H x W x D) 818 x 596 x 575 mm.
- The 818 refers to the height
- The 595 refers to the width
- The 555 refers to the depth
The door needed to fit this dishwasher would be 600mm wide. If you were buying a slimline dishwasher with the dimensions of 818 x 446 x 550, then you would need a door which is 450mm wide.
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It is unclear if the Built Under Oven Housing will accommodate a Double Oven. On the Tall Housing units you make it clear which can house Single and which can house Double but this is not specified from the Under Oven housing.
I have not decided if I want a Tall Housing unit or a Built Under but if going for the latter I will definitely be going for a Double Oven.
Could you advise of the Built Under Oven Housing will accommodate a Double Oven please. I ask because there is a shelf (dummy or real) on your units and on my current unit there is no space to fit a Double Oven and a shelf so I am thinking this will only fit a Single Oven.
Hi David, the double ovens are not housed in a unit when built under. They are either supplied with legs to stand on the floor with the plinth running across the bottom or runners to attach to the unit either side, so no unit is required.
Hi DIY Kitchens
I have recently received my new kitchen and it is in the process of being fitted (very pleased so far!). I have bought a slimline fully intefrated dushwasher (not from yourselves) and got the relevant door for it. It seems that if we fit the door onto the appliance as per its instructions following the manufacturers template the door will end up being quite a bit lower than the other doors in the run of units. The adjustable legs dont extend enough to lift the dishwasher to required height although there is enough gap between the top of the washer and the worktop. Is it simply a case of having to sit the dishwasher on a plinth or have I purchased the wrong door or dishwasher???
Hi Anwen, our slimline appliance doors measure 715mm x 447mm and will fit a slimline dishwasher. The dishwasher should be on feet that raise it all the way to the bottom of the worktop, where you can secure the dishwasher to the worktop. The gap left at the bottom of the dishwasher is then covered with plinth.
The image in the link below, shows the recess on the dishwasher where the plinth will run across. Because the door comes down into the plinth area when opened, you have to cut a small piece out of the plinth, for the door to open properly.
It may be worth contacting the manufacturer regarding the height of the dishwasher, as you may have to raise it somehow for it to fit properly.
Hi. Am I able to disguise my freestanding washer and dryer or would they need to be integrated appliances?
Hi Carrie, you can hide your washer/dryer away this page here, explains how to do it.
I will be fitting a 450mm deep unit next to a 600mm deep unit. Do I need to leave a gap between the 600mm End panel and the 450mm carcass to allow for the door on the 450mm carcass to open, or can I eliminate the need through a special hinge?
Hi Simon, we would usually advise on having the 450mm depth carcass pulled forward, so that it is fitted in-line with the 600mm unit next to it. This means the door on the 450mm depth carcass, would open without clashing against the cupboard next to it.
Hi, how does an Inframe appliance door alone, blend in with an Inframe cabinet, without a carcass? In my island, I’m planning on having a pull out bin storage, 1xdraw base unit, sink unit and a disherwasher on the end run, all 600mm, with 2x end panels and 2x 1200×900 back panels, will this work aesthetically? Thanks Amy
Hi Amy, the inframe appliance doors are made into a 1 piece door and look exactly the same as the rest of your kitchen and blend in perfectly.
Hi I would like to put some trim (shaped pelmets) around the top of my wall units but can’t find this on your website want it to match the Norton kitchen range, thanks Clair
Hi Clair, the pelmets can be found on the page below – https://www.diy-kitchens.com/kitchen-units/cornice-pelmet-plinths/
I am wanting a 1000mm wall cupboard with glazed glass doors,and glass shelves which would fit ? And if I order the wall unit do I need special glass shelf fixings or will they be already installed upon delivery? Many thanks clair
Hi Clair, the glass shelves for a 1000m wide wall unit are shown here – https://www.diy-kitchens.com/accessories/shelving-systems/default.asp/wp3062/
The supports for holding the glass shelves in place are provided with your order.
Hi I am going to fit a integrated dish washer at the end of a run of units I understand I don’t need a base unit and just a door but do I need a plinth to run along the bottom? My friend says her dishwasher fits in her 600 mm cupboard? Thanks clair
Hi Clair, an integrated dishwasher fits in-between the gap between 2 units. If the dishwasher is at the end of the run, you will need an end panel, as well as an appliance door. Either way, you are going to need plinth to run underneath it.
I have attached my appliance 600m door to my dishwasher which has fitted on perfectly flush when aligned with two 600mm base units either side at the top and looks great. However the bottom of the appliance door is not aligned and is indent slight more by about 5mm evenly, so when looking at the units the appliance door looks quite obviously out of line on the bottom. How can I bring the bottom of the appliance door out to align? Do I loosen the bottom screws?
Hi Jon, I believe you will just need to adjust the screws slightly, so the door is not pulled in quite as much at the bottom, if this does not work, please raise an aftersales support ticket below and send over a picture, so we can see what is happening.
Hello, how would i fit an integrated American style fridge freezer (90W)? can a unit be made for this purpose bespoke? it would only require the carcass not the door. i am looking at helmsley bespoke. thanks
Hi Sana, American Fridge Freezer’s are Free Standing Appliances and do not require a carcase. You would usually frame this appliance by fitting a 800mm wide Top Box above and fitting end panels either side. You can also frame the inside of the panels by using feature post’s. Please see below an example of this using our Malton range.
Im looking to have an integrated dishwasher at the end of my island next to a sink base unit.
I understand the dishwasher only needs a front door panel which is attached, but how do you fit the end panel of my island to the side of the dishwasher? Is it a case of attaching it to the island back panel that runs behind the dishwasher, sink etc and also the work top?
Hi Jon, I would advise attaching the end panel to the worktop and to the floor to secure this with some form of l shaped bracket. If you can, also attach to the back panel too for extra support.
I am looking to place a intergated 600mm washer and 600mm intergated dishwasher either side of a belfast sink. Providing I use end panels, Is this ok to do ?
Hi, we advise when using Belfast sinks to fit an end panel either side for symmetry and also to cover the exposed carcase. Furthermore as integrated appliances do not have a carcase, the dishwasher would be visible down the side of the sink if no panel was used.
Hi, I’d like to include an integrated dishwasher in a run of tall units (2,120mm high inc legs). Which of the following would be the best option to achieve this?
A) A full size , such as the CDA – WC370IN, integrated dishwasher with an appliance door on the bottom, and a mid-height HB6 unit fitted on top. This way it would look like a single tall unit of 2,120mm high (i.e. dishwasher height 870 + cabinet 1250), which would match the rest of the units.
B) A slimline, such as CDA – WC461, integrated dishwasher housed inside DOHPD 600mm tall appliance unit. This has an 880mm aperture that I think the dishwasher could fit inside (so it’s at eye-level) and then use filler strips for the gaps on either side.
Any other suggestions you have would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
Hi, we wouldn’t be able to suggest the best option. We think both options are doable however, option A will require a huge amount of support to hold the weight of the cabinet as there is nothing to support/secure the cabinet to the dishwasher. This maybe be a question to ask your fitter as they may have a better suggestion with regarding support for the units.
I want to put a built under fridge beside a Belfast sink. I know I need a filler panel between them so I don’t see the side of the fridge but how do I attach the fillerpanel and do I cut it back at the bottom for the plinth or leave it full sized to run to the floor?
Hi, the panel would connect to the side of the sink base unit and you can either cut the panel back, so it does not interrupt the plinth or alternatively you can run it to the floor.
I want to have a wall of tall units in my new kitchen but would like to incorporate my integrated washing machine as part of this. What unit would I need to purchase to go on top of the washing machine?
Would I need to buy a tall unit and then cut it down?
Hi, you will have to order a 600mm larder dry assembled and cut the bottom section off and use the door to attach to the washer, this is because the washer is 600mm wide and the internal measurement of the 600mm unit is only 576mm.
Is it possible to have an integrated washing machine as part of a tall unit?
Basically I want a wall of tall units but want to integrate my washing machine as part of this. What unit would I need to buy to go on top of the integrated washing machine?
Would I need to buy a tall unit and then cut it down?
Hi, integrated appliances do not fit within carcases they are installed by just fitting an appliance door to the front, so the smallest unit you could stack it within would be an 800, as we do not supply 700 and 600 would not be large enough.
Separation panel or no separation panel?
I wish to remove some tall ladders from our existing kitchen and replace them with a worktop and underneath space for two free standing appliances.
Do I need to add a separation panel between the two appliances or is a 130 cm worktop supported by end panels safe to fit two 60 cm wide white goods with no support in the centre?
Hi, you don’t need a panel but screw some timber to the wall to support the worktop.
Hi DIY kitchens,
I have a run on one wall of a corner unit followed by a freestanding washer dryer, then a freestanding dishwasher, a wine chiller & finishing with a corner unit.
I would like to fit a door to conceal the washer dryer only.
Would I use 3 base end panels, 1 in between the 2 appliances & 2 at either side of the units. Then fit a 600mm appliance door to cover the washer dryer.?
I take it I would then slide the wine chiller in between the gap of the end panel & the corner unit?
I will also order a wider worktop & cut it down to 670mm depth to make this possible.
Hi, generally freestanding appliances are too wide to use with the standard 597mm wide appliance doors, so usually they have to be fitted with 2 x 350 doors and a deeper worktop.
Ok & would the appliance go between two end panels with the two 350mm doors attached to them?
Yes, the appliance could go between 2 end panels with the doors hinged to them.
Is it safe to put a condenser tumble dryer in a cupboard, even if I have to leave the door open whilst in use? No matter how I plan my kitchen, I won’t be able to have a vented one, and an integrated tumble dryer is impossible to find.
Also, it will have to go in the space next to where I hope to have my integrated fridge/freezer. Would this be a problem?
It is if it will fit in a unit, with freestanding appliances they tend to be deeper than integrated ones, so you might need a the units packing off the wall and a deeper worktop, there is an integrated one on our website but not a condenser.
I oringinally bought a tall oven housing for a double oven and microwave. We evenutually got the microwave but it is too high for me. I would like to alter the housing so that it two drawers at the bottom and the oven is slightly higher with no space for a microwave. Is this possible? Can yun supply the extra drawer for the bottom, etc, rather than having to buy a whole new oven housing?
What you want to do is possible but would required a bit of work.
If you previously ordered a double oven and micro housing 2120mm, then you should have the following – 283 top door, 450 aperture micro, shelf, 880 aperture double oven and then single drawer 283 at the bottom.
If you order a 490 x 597 door for the top and take out and alter the apertures, then you will be able to install another 283 drawer to the bottom.
So you will be looking to have this setup –
490 top door
880 double oven aperture
283 pan drawer
283 pan drawer
You can purchase a drawer front and the runners including the drawer box below.
The 600PDRWIS is a 600 pan drawer box and this comes with the runners
I hope this helps.
We have a fitted kitchen with integrated appliances. The under counter fridge is not big enough for our needs and neither is the inside layout easy to use, so I was wondering, to avoid a total kitchen refurb, if I moved the fridge (without the integrated door) to the utility and we bought a second more internal space friendly fridge to put in its place. Could we attach a door handle to the old fridge and use it that way?
Hi, fitting a door handle to an integrated fridge is possible because the integrated fridge is supplied with the required hinge fittings/holes and brackets. Although it’s not going to look very pleasing to the eye.
Hi, I am replacing my washing machine and tumble dryer with new integrated appliances but I am struggling to find the right tumble dryer. Ideally I wanted a condenser one but there doesn’t seem to be any out there apart from a really expensive Miele….I am now looking at vented ones but can’t find one that vents from the right side as the back of the machine is not on an outside wall. I’ve heard that there is not enough room for the hose to run along the back of the machine to the side, is this correct?
I would appreciate any advice.
The service void at the back of our base units is 42mm. The size of a hose for a vented tumble dryer is about 100mm, so the only option is to vent it via an external wall, straight out of the back. Most venting hoses start at the back of the appliance as well.
Hi – I had exactly the same problem – in the end I brought a slightly wider worktop (670mm breakfast bar) and trimmed one rounded side off to make 650mm. I then stepped the units forward from the wall by fixing a 50mm batten across the wall and attached the units to that. That way I was able to achieve enough distance to run the integrated tumble dryer hose (my dryer was a integrated white knight which is only 530mm deep)
We are looking to place integrated washing machine and tumble drier next to each other at the end of a run of units. I understand we don’t need carcasses but do we need any kind of panels either at the end or in between the appliances?
Hi, it is up to you if you want to use end panels between appliances but it is recommended to have one at the end of the kitchen run to make it look neat and to also support the worktop above it. You could also baton some wood to the wall so that the worktop could site on that as additional support.
Hi there –
I am looking to make a breakfast bar in the middle of my kitchen. Housed in the breakfast bar will be an intergrated fridge and freezer (600 wide each) I understand I need doors for the front… But do I need a housing unit for each appliance as I am not sure how I will get the end panels and back panels to cover the appliances otherwise?
As it stands I’m looking at the fronts being covered with doors but the backs and sides are the white appliance… Are end panels the correct item?
Built under integrated appliances such as fridge and freezers do not fit inside a unit. They require an appliance door and end panels to the sides and back. End panels can be secured to the floor and to the underneath of the worktop.
I am looking at fitting an integrated dishwasher next to an integrated tumble dryer, which will be at the end of a run of base units. Will I need an end panel between the two units, and an end panel at the end of the run?
It is up to you if you want to use end panels between appliances but it is recommended to have one at the end of the kitchen run to make it look neat and to also support the worktop above it. You could also baton some wood to the wall so that the worktop could site on that as addition support.
I was planning on installing an integrated dishwasher with a door on the front. next to our Belfast sink unit.
However, we have some pipework running on the wall behind the space where the dishwasher will go that connects up to the boiler. This means that the dishwasher would not be able to slide right up to the wall. Would this stop us from installing an integrated unit, i.e. do integrated units need to go right back to the wall?
Integrated dishwashers are around 560mm in depth, the same as our units which means the appliance is going to be very close to the back wall and there is no way to bring it forward otherwise the door will not line up with the rest of the kitchen. Sorry.
We have a run of 1 base cabinet, 900mm fridge drawers, integrated freezer, and then corner unit. I’ve been told I need 3 end panels, 1 for the end, and 1 either side of the fridge. We have quartz worktops. Does this sound right?
Hi, an integrated freezer fits into a gap under the kitchen units, so end panels are recommended. If you have a tall integrated fridge inside a tall unit housing then end panels are optional as some carcases are a good match to the finish of the door.
Hi, I am fitting a utility room and want to hide my freestanding appliances ( 2 washing machines, a tumble drier and an under-counter fridge). I have seen deep surfaces and dummy front doors used for this but would like to go a step further and have the doors so they can be slid out of the way to the side of the appliances when they are being used.
Do you have anything that would work please?
Hi, it sounds like you would need a carpenter/joiner to create something really bespoke for you and you will need a framework creating that can hold some runners where you can then attached some doors. We don’t sell anything like that I’m afraid.
A possible thing to look at could be using some tambour style horizontal doors that roll up. This would then hide away all your appliances but then you would not have doors that matched your kitchen. I suppose it all depends on if the utility room needs to match the kitchen if it is in a different room?
Hi I’m looking to make my mums life easier by buying her a dishwasher for Christmas. She had a kitchen fitted about 2 years ago and I’m wondering if an integrated one would fit into a normal 600mm unit . Thank you
Hi, an integrated dishwasher does not need a unit, it fits into a gap where a unit would go and in-between 2 units on either side. The only thing you would need to buy is an appliance door in the same style as your current kitchen, if you wanted it integrated and hidden behind a door (the neatest option). If not, just take a base unit out and the dishwasher will fit within the gap left.
Is it possible to cover a normal non integrated washing (600mm) with a door? It will sit between two base units. I was thinking I could place part of a plinth on the sides of the two base units and the door would attach to one of those. Basically fake the from of a base unit. Is there a better way ?
obviously as the washing machine is non integrated the door can’t attach directly.
Hi, it is possible but you are going to need an end panel either side of washing machine so that a door can be attached and when the doors is closed, you will not see the washing machine looking back at you. Bear in mind that end panels are about 20mm thick so you will lose 40mm of space between those 2 units so make sure you have factored this space into your kitchen run otherwise the washer will not fit.
Also, what is the depth of your washing machine? It needs to be around 530mm or smaller. Our units are 560mm in depth. When the door sits on the front, the total external depth from wall to door is 580mm. The depth of you washing machine also needs to factor in any pipes that come out of the back of it as well as they will need some space to be positioned.
Hi diy kitchens,
I’m renovating the kitchen and have chosen an integrated washing machine which is 60cm wide. Is a 60cm door sufficient as dishwasher example you gave was 59.6cm so I wanted to double check.
Thank you in advance.
Hi, the door to fit a 60cm washing machine measures 59.7cm in width. This 3mm gap is needed otherwise adjacent doors would rub together.
Examples of our integrated appliance doors are shown below.
Hi DIY Kitchens,
I am looking to place 3 appliances next to each other (dishwasher,washer,dryer) but the will not be next to any other cabinets. they will just be in a line as one surface. Have you any suggestions on what I would use to do this?
Thanks in advance
If the appliances are on their own with nothing either side you will need 2 base end panels for either end and 2 base end panels to go in between the appliances, making 4 in total, then you will need the appliance doors if they are integrated.
I am currently re-designing my kitchen and was wondering if it was possible to install a slimline dishwasher into a 500mm base unit and therefore fit a 500mm door instead 0f 450mm door? The reason for this is that there is currently a boiler fitted to the wall directly above where i would like the dishwasher to live which would require a 500mm wide unit to conceal it and therefore would very much like the lines to match up between the wall and base units.
It is not the correct way but it is possible.
I looking to include a tall integrated fridge (1800 mm). As there appears to be no tall Fridge unit will a single door, is joining two doors the only option? Thanks
Your are correct that joining the 2 doors together is the best solution to create the 1 door that opens to accommodate the 1800 integrated fridge. We do have a unit with 1 door but the maximum height of the appliance would have to be 1245.
Would it be possible to have a single door tall fridge unit custom made? I’m keen to have a run of tall units all with a single door. Thanks.
Hi Derek, depending on the style of kitchen you choose, certain custom made units can be manufactured. If you give the sales team a call on 01977 608 418 with the kitchen style you are looking at and the unit required, then they will tell you if the unit that you require is possible.
I’m fitting tall base & wall cabinets onto a new studded wall & would like to fit fixing battens to hold the units however I couldn’t find any fixing point details on your website.
Could you please indicate where I can find these details on your web site
Hi, the fixing battens need to be placed 42mm down from the top of the unit.
We’re having an integrated slimline dishwasher in our new kitchen. It will be placed between our freestanding fridge freezer and our outside door and we will have solid wood worktop over it. Therefore, there won’t be any units on either side of it. You state on this post that only a door is required for an integrated dishwasher; however, we think we probably need a base unit to house it in this instance – and an end panel – in addition to the door. If so, could you tell us which of your base units would be required? Thank you.
Hi, what you are intending to do is a little unusual but in answer to your question, you would need to buy 2 end panels, an appliance door and some worktop for the top. We do not have any units that hold an integrated dishwasher. Have you thought about having an integrated fridge/freezer and placing the dishwasher to the left of it?