3 Dishwasher Buying Tips


Thought I would share a few dishwasher buying tips with you. Recently our dishwasher packed it in, and I had to go out, and buy a new dishwasher. Never had to do that before.

We bought our dishwasher our one and only dishwasher off our neighbor who remodeled his kitchen about seven years ago. So I think the dishwasher is about 14 years old. So it’s time to buy a new one. So if you are remodeling your kitchen, or deciding to buy a new dishwasher I hope these tips help out.

stainless steel dishwasherThree things that greatly, I found greatly affects the price of a dishwasher is:

1. The finish on the outside affects the cost. Stainless steel being the most expensive compared to a white one, or a black one.

44db-dishwasher2. Another thing that increases the price is the sound of the actual the dishwasher. So if you look at some of these images I took of the sound is measured in decibels. So 44 decibels is a really low sound.

The lower the number, the quieter the dishwasher. So obviously the quieter the dishwasher is the more you pay. So the 44 was the lowest I saw. I’m sure you can get lower ones, but 44 was the lowest one. The less expensive ones get up into the 50’s, here’s one 57. So I’m sure that’s pretty loud.

ss-bottom-dishwasher3. Another thing that affects the cost, of the cost of the dishwasher was the type of tub. So a stainless steel tub with a stainless steel door seem to be the most expensive. If you look at the image there is a stainless steel tub on all the walls, and the bottom is stainless steel, and the door here as well, it’s all stainless steel.So if you look at these cheaper plastic ones, cheaper models they are all plastic. So plastic reduces the cost.

plastic rack in dishwasher

Another thing that you might want to watch for is what the racks are made out of. The cheaper ones are made out of plastic, and you can see in here all the plastic racks, but the tub is also plastic. And the better racks are the nylon racks.

These three things I really noticed affect the cost was the finish on the outside, stainless steel being the most, the sound of the dishwasher, so the quieter the dishwasher the more it cost, and the inside tub being stainless it’s going to cost you a bit more.

I hope these tips help you buy your next dishwasher.

Types of Bathroom Mirrors For A Refined Look

bathroom mirror with cabinetThere are many types of bathroom mirrors you can choose for a more refined look. Not only will your bathroom look more stylish, you will also be using the mirror for everyday use. Most bathrooms have simple mirrors, but if you opt for a design that is different from theĀ  classics, your bathroom is going to look better and more attractive.

Here is a look at the most popular types of mirrors for your bathroom.

Mirrors with Cabinets

A mirror which is actually part of a cabinet is one of the most popular types. Not only do you utilize the mirror, the cabinet also serves as an extra storage space. Though a cabinet mirror does take up space, by no means does it compromise on the designs. Mirrors with cabinets are available in many designs, styles, sizes and mounting options.

Ledge or Shadow Box Mirrorsframed bathroom mirror

A ledge mirror comprises of a ledge attached to it towards the bottom side. This provides you with extra space for keeping your bathroom products of daily use. For some people, the ledge is quite handy and provides you with convenience because anything that you may need while shaving or prepping up, is just right across.

Framed Mirrors

A framed mirror is another popular option that is just hung on the wall. Such mirrors are available in different frame styles, sizes and hues. The available designs range from quite simple to extremely classy.

frameless bathroom mirrorFrameless Mirrors

As the name implies, this mirror is not bordered with any material, but is instead given a buffed edge. As such they appear to float, which makes them very preferable for bathrooms depicting modern designs.

Venetian Mirrors
A Venetian mirror is one on which beautiful designs are etched on the glass surface. If you want a romantic and classy edge to you bathroom, these are perfect.

LED Mirrors

If you want ample amounts of light while dressing up without adding more to the electricity bills, an LED mirror is a good choice. They are available in plenty of designs, and if you choose a product that is integrated with a battery, you will not need any additional wiring.

Heated Demister Mirrors

Generally, the surface of a bathroom mirror gets condensed after a shower, but not when you have a heated demister mirror. A thin pad is integrated behind the surface that prevents it from getting condensed, and you enjoy clear views no matter if you showered only seconds ago.

Pivot Mirrors

A pivot mirror offers more flexibility than other options because it can be titled up and down.

Now that you know the different types of mirrors for your bathroom that are available, you can easily make a decision and choose a suitable product. As an advice, consider the overall theme of your bathroom and choose a mirror that complements it further instead of marring it. All along, make sure that your budget does not suffer from any strains.