It happens, and it is not uncommon for a washing machine model in the store to fit into a small bathroom or a hallway. Alas - you have to look for something more compact, now focusing mainly on the dimensions. Although the size of washing machines and have some standards, but still they are quite diverse. Moreover, a washing machine is a technique that often has to be chosen precisely by its dimensions and not by its operational characteristics. About how to find the one that confidently enters into the apartment space allocated for it, we will discuss in this article.
The washing machine has a shape close to a parallelepiped, so its dimensions are characterized by three sizes: width, height and depth. Often take into account the width, although the height sometimes also plays a significant role. For example, installing the machine in the kitchen, it is often embedded under the work plane. In this case, every centimeter of height is important, you even have to remove the cover from the car so that it fits well with the built-in furniture. And then there is the option of placing the unit in the bathroom under the sink - in this case, the standard height of the washing machine (85-90 cm) is clearly not suitable. Need to take a lower compact model.
So first decide where you put your future car. Will it be a kitchen, bathroom, hallway or perhaps even a built-in wardrobe. The installation location often serves as a hint as to which size and type of washing machine is preferable (vertical or frontal). Now let's talk more about how different in size models of these two types.
These units have quite a familiar, classic look. This is a kind of snow-white bedside table with a round transparent hatch on the facade. The hostesses, who recently gained possession of this miracle of technology, for the first time can not tear themselves away from the contemplation of the washing process. The spectacle simply fascinates them. However, the access hatch is also quite a handy thing, saving a lot of valuable documents and bills from the water. A drum of this type can hold up to 5 kg (sometimes up to 7 or 10 kg) of linen. And the dimensions of front-loading washing machines are quite impressive. Further - about this in detail.
The height of almost all models is standard - 85 cm. Width most often is 60 cm, but for small apartments there are even smaller options (35 - 40 cm). Those who want to hide the machine under the sink, the manufacturers also met, releasing lower (compact) models. True, and linen in them will fit less - from 3 to 5 kg, nothing more. So, choosing such a machine, consider whether all your belongings will go into it for one wash.
All front-mounted washing machines can be divided into:
Height: 85 - 90 cm.
Depth: 60 cm.
Width: 60 cm.
Loading: 5 - 7 kg.
Height: 85 - 90 cm.
Depth: 35 - 40 cm.
Width: 60 cm.
Loading: 3.5 - 5.2 kg.
Height: 85 - 90 cm.
Depth: 32 - 35 cm.
Width: 60 cm.
Loading: 3.5 - 4 kg.
Height: 68 - 70 cm.
Depth: 43 - 45 cm.
Width: 47 - 50 cm.
Loading: 3 kg.
The frontal type of machine requires sufficient space in front of the hatch. If it is too small, there will be problems with laying dirty and pulling out clean linen. Therefore, position the front device so that you can freely approach it and open the hatch.
Luke with a glass round "eye" is not available for these models, so watch the spinning of the laundry you will not have to. But things to load and unload - a pleasure. Just press the key-lock, and open the hatch, located above the drum. It is not necessary to bend over to load things, unlike front-mounted machines. And if the unit also has the "Drum Up" function, then when the sash is stopped, the drums will be clearly located opposite the top cover. It is very convenient - it means that you will not have to turn the drum by hand.
Often, vertical washing machines are chosen by owners of small apartments. They are attracted by the compactness of these devices: a small (40 cm) width of the washing machine in combination with 85-90 cm height and 60 cm depth.
As you can see, they are less wide than the front models, but the latter have options with a small depth (35 cm or less).But in case of vertical loading, not a single centimeter of extra space is required on the front side - the lid opens upwards. Therefore, the car can be put on the wall either side, which is convenient for you. So there are more accommodation options for a free-standing vertical model than for a frontal type model.
Having decided to buy an automatic machine for yourself, you, of course, compare different models by the number of programs, functions, and all kinds of "utilities." Not the last role in the choice is played by the dimensions of the devices you like. Especially for those who live in a small "Khrushchev", for example. Combined bathroom does not always give the opportunity to put in it a full-size front SM. But the size of a washing machine with a vertical load (in particular, their small width) is quite possible to fit them in a small room. Especially considering the fact that such a unit can be pushed even into the very corner.
The overwhelming majority of commercially available models for domestic use are of standard sizes (indicated above). If in your plans to open your own laundry, then take a closer look at the larger units - there are such on the market. After all, they can be placed at a time much more linen, which is much more economical in terms of water consumption, powder and electricity.
But we are talking today about home appliances. When choosing them, it is necessary to correlate the dimensions of washing machines with free space in the apartment. The larger this space, the more installation options. Naturally, the functionality of the device also plays a role - the presence of a sufficient number of programs and modes. The classic place to install a typewriter is the bathroom. Indeed, it is the most convenient of all: the water is near, and the drain into the sewer.
It is quite difficult for someone who has never had a machine in the house to come to a definite conclusion. And when there is very little space in the apartment, the choice sometimes becomes quite difficult.
A few tips:
Tip # 1.
Start small — measure the space carefully with a tape measure. It is necessary to take into account a small stock - at least a few centimeters.
Tip # 2.
Now take a tape measure and measure all the doorways through which you have to carry the purchase. These are entrance doors, apartment and interior doors. If you see that the width is not enough a bit, then at the time, remove the shoals. Many were rescued by this simple technique.
Tip # 3.
In the kitchen and bathroom, you need to check if the water pipes will prevent you from moving the machine. Or, perhaps, the pipe will not allow to install the device in the chosen place, "having stolen" several centimeters, which is not enough, as luck would have it.
Sometimes it happens that the device has already been purchased, but it is not possible to squeeze it into the right place. For example, the height of the washing machine does not allow to place it under the pipe, or it does not fit the width. Then you can go one of two ways: