Get Higher Rental Rates for Your Apartments by Installing a Stacked Washer Dryer

Installing a stacked washer dryer in your apartments without existing laundry connections is not difficult or expensive. The long-term benefits far outweigh the initial investment in washers and dryers, as you are able to ask for higher monthly rents from your tenants. In addition, tenants are more likely to renew their leases when their apartment includes in-unit laundry.

The first thing you need to decide is where to install the stacked washer dryer. You could convert an existing utility closet or pantry, or install the washer and dryer in the kitchen, if there is sufficient room. You will have to tap into existing hot and cold water lines and discharge drain lines for the washer connections. In order to avoid the hassles of venting the dryer, you should select a ventless model. Ventless stand-alone dryers only need access to a 220 V electrical outlet.

If your maintenance technician is certified to do plumbing and electrical work, they should be able to handle tapping the water and drain lines, and installing the 220 V electrical outlets. Otherwise, you will want to retain the services of a qualified contractor to do this work in your apartments. Once the washer and dryer connections are installed, you are ready to start installing the laundry pairs in your apartments. The dryer is always stacked on top of the washer, and it requires a stacking kit to secure it in place.

For more information about stacked washer dryer models and accessories, or to order laundry pairs for your apartments, contact us today at 800-875-1533.

Situations Where a Stacked Washer Dryer Solution Is Beneficial

A stacked washer dryer solution is beneficial in different situations. For instance, some apartment homes have existing laundry connections, but small laundry areas are not able to accommodate side-by-side washers and dryers. In this situation, as long as there is plenty of height in the laundry area, you can easily stack the dryer on top of the washer. Another common issue in apartment homes is not having sufficient depth in the laundry area for certain sized machines. By stacking the machines and turning them, so they are side facing sideways instead of forward, it is possible to remedy this problem.

When you want to increase space in your laundry room for other items, you should consider a stacked washer dryer solution. You may have a large laundry room where there is plenty of space to set the machines side by side. However, by stacking them, you free up space where you could install a laundry table, a laundry sink, a small freezer which does not fit in your kitchen, or storage cabinets.  

In order to stack a dryer on top of a washer, you require a stacking kit. The dryer also requires a few simple modifications, like removing the adjustable feet from the bottom of the appliance. Additionally, you might have to obtain a longer dryer vent if your dryer is not a ventless model, and a longer dryer electrical cord.

Contact us at 800-875-1533 to learn more about stacked washer and dryer solutions, or assistance in obtaining the right stacking kit and other accessories required to stack your machines.