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Mar 12

Remodel your laundry room by integrating your washer and dryer


Stack your washer-and-dryer so no one sees that stack of laundry.

Are you looking into remodeling your laundry room this spring? Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to dedicate a whole ROOM to laundry? Then you’d have a whole room to devote to a hobby or a top rated home theater system. When you’re remodeling this spring, consider integrating your washer and dryer in your bedroom closet, a cabinet, or bathroom. Washer-dryer integration is an ideal design for remodeling because you won’t hear OR see your rumbling, huge laundry machines as much. Designers have come up with clever ways for you to integrate your washer and dryer in your closet or cabinet that will not only save you space, but also look aesthetically pleasing.

Before Installing:

Before installing, make sure the door opening the cabinet or closet opens in a “French door” style and that your washer and dryer door open in opposite directions. Typically, dryer door swing can be changed, so you can make your decision on where to place them based on the way your washer door opens.

 

Closet Integration:

The most common form of integration, installing your laundry machines in the closet, means stacking the dyer on top of the washer and then building them in as a pair. You’ll find stacking kits at your online appliances store. While most closets can accommodate a full sized pair stacked up, people usually install with the smaller washer and dryers to fit within a narrow closet space. Whirlpool’s 4.3 cu. ft. front load ENERGY STAR washer an excellent choice for stacking.

Cabinet Integration:

When you integrate your washer and dryer to a cabinet, you’ll typically install them side by side underneath a counter-top. Cabinet integration frees space on the top of both of your machines. You’ll especially appreciate this in your kitchen or bathroom, where you’ll want free counter space. Under the counter-top, your appliances will also look more hidden, so you’ll have a clean, uncluttered room. For a washer-and-dryer pair to integrate in your cabinet, check out the Bosch WTV-76100 dryer and Bosch WAS24460UC washer at your online appliances store.

Integrated washing machines and integrated dryers are a wonderful way to free up space when you’re looking into remodeling options this spring. Proper preparation and planning can make the installation and maintenance of these appliances even easier! Follow ApplianceCook on Twitter for every day appliances tips, info, and deals and check out your online appliances store for your remodeling needs!

 



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