Where could I shove a dryer?

(16 Posts)
Oopsiedaisyy Sat 27-Jun-20 11:56:04

Options are, re design the understairs cupboard, somehow fit into the porch with a downstairs loo, in the kitchen instead of a dishwasher?

Small 3 bed terrace property

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sbplanet Sat 27-Jun-20 12:09:14

Without other info I'd choose in the porch with a downstairs loo. Not the understairs cupboard because of humidity issues.

Oopsiedaisyy Sat 27-Jun-20 13:03:01

Thanks. I did wonder about the humidity.

Option 3 - in kitchen instead of a dishwasher

Its currently in a shed at the bottom of the garden

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notheragain4 Sat 27-Jun-20 13:11:12

I was going to say shed in the garden lol. Definitely wouldn't forgo a dishwasher for a dryer. I quite like the dryer being outside even though it's a bit of a pain, for the fire risk.

CucumberTree Sat 27-Jun-20 13:13:00

We did the cupboard under the stairs and a condensing one. We put it on wheels so could still access storage at the back for longer term. Works better than you think!

ThanksItHasPockets Sat 27-Jun-20 14:44:04

Could you stack it on top of your washing machine? We have done this and it works really well, but we are a tall household!

Dinosauraddict Sat 27-Jun-20 15:44:08

I would definitely not give up the dishwasher! In our old smaller place we had a combined washer dryer to save space - took a while but worker fine!

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Oopsiedaisyy Sat 27-Jun-20 18:07:44

Living without a dishwasher but I'm not sure I could cope long term....

Off to Google combined washer dryers

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PigletJohn Sat 27-Jun-20 18:26:13

they're generally not very good.

FelicityPike Sat 27-Jun-20 18:34:01

We went with a condenser under the stairs.
Never had a dishwasher and never needed one.

antipodes1 Sat 27-Jun-20 18:34:42

I’m in a small 3 bed terrace house As well and had the same problem and so I didn’t get one for years. But i struggled to wash and dry for 3 and just put up with washing drying everywhere.
I ended up getting a washer/dryer combo in January and I love it. It has changed my life. If I had the space I would definitely have separate machines but space here is so limited the washer dryer is ideal. I think they must work better now than the older ones and it’s great you can put it on to dry immediately after a wash without having to touch it. Wish I’d bought one years ago but everyone told me they weren’t very good but mine works well.

Oopsiedaisyy Sat 27-Jun-20 18:51:41

What brand do you do you have antipodes1?

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seven201 Sat 27-Jun-20 23:04:33

I'd go with the porch or under the stairs condenser option. Do not get rid of the dishwasher!

We used to have a washer drier in our old tiny flat. It worked well for the first year ish then it stopped getting hot enough to dry properly. That was about 7 years ago though. We too had heard they were rubbish and went for it anyway. We were glad we did, but it just wasn't as good as a separate drier. As long as you don't have huge expectations it's a good option.

antipodes1 Wed 01-Jul-20 15:32:22

I have a Beko it wouldn’t have been my first choice but due to our unsual kitchen dimensions it was one of the few that would fit under our benchtops

areallthenamesusedup Wed 01-Jul-20 18:12:54

You can join WHICH on a free trial and they do a listing on dyers according to humidity/moisture loss......there are massive variations in moisture loss

TimeWastingButFun Wed 01-Jul-20 18:14:32

I would definitely keep it out of the kitchen if you can, such a pain. A cupboard with a condenser?

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