Incorporating in-home laundry into new building plans is a challenge, when working with conventional laundry pairs. Part of the problem stems from having to satisfy building codes and regulations, in regards to dryer venting. Vents are limited in length, or have to be connected to an expensive central chase. Further, there are additional restrictions for running venting around corners. Other issues with venting include the buildup of lint over time and increasing fire hazard risks. As a result, property insurance premiums are often higher in newer buildings with dryer venting.
One way to help eliminate the additional costs associated with including in-home laundry, as well as maintaining control over your floor plans, is to use a stacked LG washer and ventless dryer, or a combination model. Both options eliminate installing dryer venting, because the dryers utilize ventless drying technologies. You are free to decide on the exact location of the laundry room and are not limited to the common 12 foot requirement with conventional dryers. The laundry room could be in the middle of the floor plan, or in locations where it does not reduce the space of other rooms in the home.
There are some basic connections required, whether you decide on a stacked washer dryer or a combination unit. Washers and ventless dryers do need access to a discharge drain. The washer also has to be connected to hot and cold water supply lines. Stacked models require access to a 220V outlet and special plug. Combination units and washers need access to a standard 110V three prong outlet. Fortunately, all of these connections are not expensive to include in your floor plans.