Three appliances layout options
Front load washer
Front load washers are generally more water and energy efficient than top load washers, are good for small spaces because they can be used under a bench or in a stacked configuration with a dryer. If you are going to stack a washing machine under a dryer, you’ll need a stacking kit.
Top load washer
If you choose a top load washer for your new laundry, there are more limitations around placement within your layout. Top load washers can’t sit under a benchtop or be stacked closely with a dryer as space needs to be allowed for the lid to open.
A great alternative for smaller spaces, a washer/dryer combo combines a washing machine and dryer into one unit. While convenient for households with less laundry, the combo may not suit families that need to wash and dry different loads at the same time.
Condenser dryers don’t require venting and collect the moisture from inside the dryer into a water tank that needs to be emptied after each cycle, or have a hose installed to channel the water directly into the drain or a sink.