Best Place to Keep Your Washing Machine at Home
Like you decide the right place for any of your important furniture in your house, in the same way you need to decide the right place to store your washing machine too. For washing machines of any make including LG or Whirlpool will require following facilities to run the machine efficiently.
- Electrical power supply point
- Water supply point
- Water drainage facility.
Having said that, it is also necessary that the washing machine should not be allowed to remain exposed to sun light or any open area where it is likely to get affected by rainwater or remain exposed to dust. Also, it is necessary that the washing machine may not be placed in a crowded area where plenty of other appliances or household items are placed. This will cause inconvenience while running the washing machine.
Keeping in view of above following are few ways the washing machine must be stored so that it is easy to operate the machine and at the same time its exterior can also be properly maintained.
- Close to the bathroom
Bathroom has always been the traditional place where people washed their clothes when washing machines were not invented. However, keeping the washing machine in the bathroom may not be a smart idea unless your bathroom is too spacious to accommodate your washing machine. However, placing washing machine on a permanent basis also has certain draw backs. Since, bathroom atmosphere is usually very humid, it may create mould or bacteria in the washing machine.
Looking at the above it is better to keep it just outside the bathroom so that you can easily take it inside the bathroom during its use. In the bathroom you will have power points, source of water as well as water draining point and therefore you do not need to create this facility for your washing machine.
- Close to kitchen or inside the kitchen
Kitchen is another place where you can get water supply, power point as well as water drainage point. If your kitchen has sufficient space then you can also consider attaching it with the kitchen cabinet so that your washing machine will remain covered. Whenever you need to use the machine just open the cabinet and use the machine.
However, you have to ensure that while you are using the washing machine in the kitchen there is sufficient place to move around so that you do not feel any inconvenience.
- Build an area in your house
You can also consider certain portion of your house where you can create a dedicated space for your washing machine so that you may safely keep your washing machine neatly covered. You can provide all the facilities of running the washing machine at the space created by you.
You can decide to keep the washing machine in any area of your house where you can enclose it within an enclosure. Whenever you need to use it then you can carry it to a place where water and electric supply both are present. You can also make an arrangement for cover over the washing machine so that when it is not in use then it is not exposed to dust.