One of the must have household appliance for a laundry room is the washing machines. Washing machines for your laundry room come in several types and those shopping for a machine will have lots of options from which to choose. Some people separate types by the way that washing machines are loaded. Others make a distinction between machines that may be more adaptable in size for certain types of homes. Two basic loading methods exist for washers: front loading and top loading. Top loading machines are still more common and can be found in numerous homes. Front loading washers have increased greatly in popularity and are loaded via front access to the machine basket, instead of top access. The growing popularity of front loaders is mostly due to increased energy efficiency. Other advantages of these machines include decreased water usage, and less wear and tear on clothing because of the agitation methods employed. However, those shopping for a laundry room washing machine may prefer a top loading machine because of price. Front loaders are still far more expensive than top loading models, and the price of basic front loading models can be prohibitive for some consumers.
Many people have unique storage needs in laundry rooms and may require stackable dryer and washer sets. Stackable sets can save space, and they can be purchased in a variety of sizes to fit different washing needs. Though sometime stackable washers and dryers are called apartment sized, they can be full sized machines, suitable for washing and drying larger loads. Others are smaller and are better for small loads only.