Ok.. we got a tad more help while we had the plumber, since we don’t have a big house there’s not a lot of plumbing and he was already there for the toto toilets.. so we had him run our kitchen sink line, washer & dryer lines, and master bath lines.. it’s amazing how fast it all went! (and the hubby didn’t argue with having one job off of his to-do list) The master bath and kitchen faucet are both wall mounted, we both hate the way water always pools and then attracts tons of “stuff” around the base of faucets and handles so wall mounted fixtures were unanimously agreed on. Yes and yes, gavel down, vote passes.
When we plotted out the floor plan we realized that the only way we could have a washer and dryer was if it was a compact set. Tons of research later and I found a dream set, the LG compact stackable washer & dryer, only one itsy bitsy problem. These suckers cost a thousand bucks a pop. Ouch. We are on a much thriftier budget than this, but not deterred I immediately set out to find a used set. Not so fast, week after week of looking and nary a one ever turned up. Further research didn’t give us lots of encouragement, of the few sets manufactured there were not great reviews other than the LG’s. Until..
I found the ASKO brand, made in Sweden (of course.. design geniuses!) and had renewed hope. Turns out they are even more expensive than the LG’s but a little easier to find used. I found one set but was too late, then found a couple of one washer but no dryer listings, and finally hit the jackpot with this 4 year old set, only used minimally and in almost perfect shape. (fyi for those that go on the hunt for any compact set.. almost all sets that we researched require that the washer and dryer plug into each other.. it can be risky to buy one without the other because most models aren’t compatible with other models) ASKO’s get great reviews, are extremely energy efficient and the washer spins through more cycles than women’s hair changes, which means the clothes are virtually dry before they even go into the dryer, which for us is perfect because we hang dry most of our clothes. (in fact a laundry line will be going in asap outside) From $2000 buckaroos to the low, low price of $300. Oh happy day.