We have a new Maytag dishwasher (well, new as of a year ago) that is
still sitting in the kitchen, not hooked up. I have never installed a
dishwasher, and this house has never had one, so this will entail
cutting up cabinets, doing some plumbing, wiring, and such. This is
above and beyond what I am comfortable doing myself, so I am going to
hire a professional to do it right. I might have them install a
garbage disposal while they're at it. I'll buy the disposal myself if
that is the case. I'll probably just let the installer bring/buy any
necessary parts such as plumbing valves/tees, hoses, cords, wire,
electrical boxes, etc. There is an Ace Hardware 2 blocks down the
street but all the big box stores are about 25-30 minutes away. So
I'll be paying whatever is the going markup of parts (and I'm ok with
that). I assume that when you ask for a quote the installer will come
out and see what you have, what you need, and will show up with
everything on the day the job gets done.
So, what's a good ballpark number? I know that regional prices differ
(I'm near Madison WI), and I'm still going to get two or three quotes
before doing anything. It's just that I have no idea what this could
run, be it $500 or $5000. I just need an idea, so when the quotes
come in I will know what's realistic and what's not.
Any other suggestions are fine.