Aug 10, 2017 10:19 am
We are about nearly ready to do selections for the laundry. We just bought a new washing machine (out front loader died) and have a front loader for the first time. Both dh and I are quite tall and have found it a long way down to put in the washing and take it out again. Is it worth raising the front loader? We have heaps of room in the laundry, so can be flexible with design. The plan at the moment is to have overhead cupboards over the washer and dryer with a handing rail.
Re: Raised front loader2
Aug 13, 2017 10:58 am
I have mine sitting on a metal cabinet that was bought about a month after I bought my front loader. I found the bending down to look inside for the lost sock a nuisance, and have not regretted raising the washing machine. The big drawer is just fantastic - you can never have too much storage! The dryer sits on top and is easily accessed at eye level too. It would mean you would lose bench space in your current plan.
I notice you have a window next to the tub - does your door have a glass inset? If so, you might find that it would provide enough light into the room, and you could put your wm/dryer against the outside wall (where the tub is now) so a pipe can be fitted to vent the dryer directly outside. Set the tub in the bench and continue along the whole wall. Put the broom cupboard on your opposite wall.
Sorry! I've just rearranged your entire layout! Just my thoughts....good luck with the decisions.
Re: Raised front loader3
Aug 14, 2017 4:10 pm
thanks for the thoughts The door is a plain wooden door which is why we have the little window but might talk to builder about putting a window in the door instead.
But sounds overall that raising the washing machine can work
We are planning on something like this for the empty side of the laundry to help with sorting laundry, plus space for the kitty litter and cat food etc.
Raised front loader4
Jan 03, 2018 9:48 am
Our laundry with raised dryer and washer. Best thing ever not having to bend down to get washing in and out!!! I don’t have heaps of benchtop but it’s more than enough as I don’t like folding clothes in there, I do it on the lounge or using our “desert” kitchen island.
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