Hallelujah, the dishwashers arrived last week!! We had them installed on Friday and I can’t believe we have been without a dishwasher since moving in 10 months ago. I honestly didn’t realize how much of my time was spent doing dishes every day until now. It was at least an hour a day. I got used to it and I even didn’t mind it, but over the weekend, I realized how much free time I suddenly have after dinner! Ha! I get asked a lot “Why two dishwashers?” And here’s the thing, dishwashers are a luxury that have become pretty commonplace, and although one dishwasher would have served us well, we honestly had the space for two, so why not? With Chris cooking 99% of all of our meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and all the hosting we like to do, they’re going to get plenty of use. We’ve only had them for a few days and I have already loaded up both, just for our family! So grateful to finally have them. My favorite part? You barely notice they are there. I mean, can you spot them?
They’re on either side of the sink, of course! The beautiful cabinet fronts are all custom designed by Stoffer Home Cabinetry, and they disguised these dishwashers so much, that even I have difficulty spotting them. It looks like there’s a drawer over a cupboard (designed to match the garbage pull out with a narrow drawer above it at the forefront of the photo), but it’s all just one front, and the top handle, pulls the dishwasher open! So sexy and sleek. Both dishwashers are the Cove, Sub-Zero Wolf brand (which is also the same as our other appliances). We did hear really great things about this dishwasher! In our last house we had a Bosch dishwasher which we really liked! It had a cabinet front, and was so quiet that the only way to tell if it was running was by seeing the signal light on the bottom, lighting up the floor. These dishwashers have all of that, and more. My life has completely transformed in just a few days!
Along with the sneaky cabinet fronts, and these dishwashers being SO quiet, they somehow feel more spacious than a standard dishwasher. There’s three adjustable racks, so I’ve been playing around with the best heights for us. In the dishwasher to the right of the sink, I use the top rack for serving utensils, measuring cups, things like that. I moved the second rack up, so it can still hold glasses and bowls, but it leaves more space on the bottom for pots, pans, cutting boards, and serving platters!
Don’t you love how the inside lights up when it’s opened?! In the second dishwasher, I lowered the second rack down so I can fit our taller water bottles and Stanley cups, leaving plenty of space below for all the plates! Honestly I thought we would only use both dishwashers on occasion, but it hasn’t even been a week and we’ve used them both plenty!
One side not is that these dishwashers have WiFi. I haven’t used that function yet (still flipping through the manual), but I’m guessing there must be some sort of app that you could start them from a distance. They’re so quiet that I just turn them on at the end of the day and I don’t hear a thing!
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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