How would you solve this situation?
All of the existing cabinets in this kitchen are 29 1/2" tall (and the drawer/door combos measure the same rail to rail).
The new Bosch "panel ready" dishwasher calls for a max panel size of 28 1/4" tall. If I followed this recommendation, the panel would line up along the top, but would be 1 1/4" short on the bottom (which I am afraid would look "off" and would defeat the purpose of having a panel ready DW at all.
With this now installed, I'm not sure what to do. (I've tested to see if a larger panel would work, and it doesn't as any larger than the manufacturer's specs will hit the internal toe kick, which is right in front of the frame, which wouldn't allow the door to open).
I was thinking about getting a 29 1/2" panel, and ripping 1 1/4" off the bottom rail. This way the top of the bottom rail would line-up with the tops of the bottom rails in the bank of cabs, but that seems like it would stick out.
So I appeal to the seasoned FOGgers, as I assume you have encountered this before. What would you do?
See picture of the bank of cabs:
Now see a close-up, showing a rough dotted line for how "off" the lower is supposed to be in the context of the other lower stiles (the label shows 1" lower, but it would actually be 1 1/4"):