Kamloops Appliances: Choosing Laundry Machines for Tight Spaces

Kamloops Appliances: Choosing Laundry Machines for Tight Spaces
The compact appliances Kamloops homeowners use to save space come in a variety of configurations, including stackable options.
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Not everyone prefers to live in a sprawling house with tons of space. Many people are quite happy residing in smaller character homes and other abodes like apartments and townhouses. As such, they tend to look for the appliances Kamloops homeowners rely on to perform well while saving valuable space.

This is particularly true of the laundry room. In many smaller dwellings, the amount of room you have for your washer and dryer can be quite restricted. Fortunately, there are a few Kamloops appliance stores that carry a range of configurations and sizes to work in limited space.


Learning from the Europeans

It’s not surprising that many of the top compact laundry appliances Kamloops residents use most are from Europe. What we consider ‘compact’ in North America is actually the standard size in most European homes. A typical washer or dryer overseas is the same size as a dishwasher:

  • 34 inches high
  • 24 inches wide
  • 24 inches deep


One-piece Laundry Centre

These are an ideal choice for homeowners who know they won’t have the width to accommodate side-by-side appliances. These stacked units typically have the washer on the bottom and dryer on top.

A good example is combination washer/dryer by Whirlpool. Some manufacturers are also offering either a front-loading or top-loading washer.


Compact Washer and Dryer

For those who need the flexibility of a separate washer and dryer, and the space-saving factor of a compact appliance, these are a great way to go. The bonus is many compact models are stackable. Other advantages include:

  • Small enough to slide under a standard countertop
  • Easily installed into kitchen, bathroom and cabinetry
  • Stacked or side-by-side configurations
  • Easy to hide

For easier access and added storage, companies like Amana have created laundry pedestals that work well with compact units.


All-in-one Washer/Dryer

If you’re really tight on space, you can choose to go with one unit that does both the washing and drying. With something like this all-in-one washer/dryer by Ariston, you can wash and dry a load of laundry in the same machine. This saves you from having to change loads.

Most models don’t require venting, and they plug into a standard electrical outlet, making them a handy option for people who own:

  • Cottages
  • RVs
  • Condos


Portable Units

Portable washers and dryers are also popular for apartments, condos, cottages and smaller living spaces. The washers are small enough that they can be wheeled out of sight when they’re not in use. They require an adapter to a faucet in order to operate. The dryers can easily be operated on a countertop.

To keep your washer in top condition, be sure to read our post: Kamloops Appliances Tips: Maintaining Your Washer.


Do you need the kind of laundry appliances Kamloops residents choose for smaller living areas? Genier’s in Vernon carries a wide selection of top name brands, including a collection of compact washers and dryers. Come and visit our showroom to learn how we can help you save space.


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