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How Do I Choose the Best Dishwasher Cover?

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  • Written By: Autumn Rivers
  • Edited By: Angela B.
  • Last Modified Date: 11 October 2018
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If you want to give your dishwasher a new look, you can add a temporary cover to the front panel. A dishwasher cover offers you the ability to change the look of this appliance, whether you wish to get into the holiday spirit with kitchen decorations or just want it to match the rest of the kitchen. You can also use a dishwasher cover as a way to enhance the decor of the whole house, because it can help your kitchen match your home's design theme. Before you choose a dishwasher cover, you are advised to measure your appliance to ensure that the cover will fit properly. In addition, you should get material that will stick to your dishwasher and is easy to clean.

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One of the first details to consider is your reason for using a dishwasher cover in your home. For example, you may want to ensure that all your kitchen appliances match, and covering your dishwasher with a magnet is typically easier and cheaper than buying a whole new machine. It is for this reason that solid colors, such as black, white and gray, are quite popular among dishwasher covers. On the other hand, you may just want to use your appliance as a way to enhance your holiday decorations, because you can usually find a dishwasher cover that features Christmas trees, Halloween themes or national flags, to name a few. In addition, you can simply use this type of cover as a way to decorate the house year round, because popular themes include flowers, wine and farm animals.

You are advised to measure your dishwasher before choosing a cover. If the one you choose ends up being too large for the appliance, you may have to cut it until it fits, which could ruin the design. If your dishwasher cover is too small, it may not look very good. This is especially true if you wish to use the cover to make the dishwasher match the other appliances in the kitchen; you will not get the desired effect if the cover is too short or too narrow.

Another detail to think about is the material of the dishwasher cover. Many feature a magnetic back but, if your dishwasher is not made of metal, you will need adhesive backing instead. You should make sure it is removable, in case you change your mind about the look you want or plan to move and do not want to permanently decorate the dishwasher. You also should make sure the front of the cover is made of material that is easy to wipe clean, such as vinyl, because the ability to simply wipe a surface clean is often helpful, especially in a kitchen.

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