It's inconvenient when you don't have a washing machine in your home. Even if you live in an apartment with a laundry room, it's still nice to have a machine in your own place so you can use it any time you want. However, you may not have room to devote to both a washer and dryer. In that case, you might want to consider these options.
A Stacked Laundry Center
As long as your space has the height needed, you might try a stacked laundry center. This is a single appliance with a top-loading washer on the bottom and an elevated dryer on the top. The dryer part of the machine is high enough that the door of the washer can lift up.
You'll usually have to sacrifice some capacity with one of these washing machines. They're usually smaller than full-sized washers. If you need to fit a washer and dryer in a closet or in your bathroom, a stacked set is a good solution since they don't take up much room.
Stackable Front Loaders
If you need a full-size washing machine, then consider getting a front-loading washer and dryer. Some front-loaders are made so they can stack on top of each other. The dryer fits on the top of the washer, and both have doors that open from the front.
You'll need enough space for the width and depth of the washer, but instead of needing room for two appliances, you only need room for one since they stack. However, you do need extra height. No matter what kind of washer you need, be sure to take measurements and verify them before you buy your new appliances so they fit.
The advantage of buying front-loaders that stack is that you can wash large loads and blankets, so you can do wash for a large family while running fewer loads.
A Washer That's Also A Dryer
You can buy a washing machine that can function as a washer and dryer. These are expensive, so you don't get any cost savings for buying just one machine. However, the appliance makes up for it in convenience. You'll be able to wash full loads and dry them too with only one machine. That could be the perfect choice if you have a space that's small and doesn't have much height either due to shelves or cabinets on the wall.
While these washing machines are designed differently from a typical washer and dryer set, they still have the same controls. You can buy basic, economy appliances or you can buy a washer and dryer with all the latest features and smart functions.
Contact a company that sells washing machines to learn more.