Replacing dishwasher door front
My dishwasher has part of its controls within the top edge of the door and the rest of the controls contained within a slightly protruding dull black plastic housing across the top part of the door. I'm sure you know what I mean, this configuration is seen everywhere. The rest of the door is covered with this ugly, shiny black panel. This dishwasher is not the kind that is made for a front panel replacement. I'm redoing my kitchen with custom cabinetry using antique wood and this dishwasher will be an eye sore. I would like to replace it with a dishwasher made specifically for adding a cabinet panel to cover the entire door but unfortunately the budget must be spent elsewhere at this time. Anyway, the dishwasher is only about 5 yrs. old and does a great job washing dishes. I thought of replacing the black shiny panel with a wood panel but don't know how I would accomplish this. Any ideas? I could even use a punched tin panel within a wood frame as a replacement since this will be a country kitchen. I don't want to buy a panel kit as they are terribly expensive--might as well put that investment into a new dishwasher if I was going that route. I'm hesitant to start unscrewing this black shiny panel front off the door, if it is even possible. Anyone with some experience in this matter?