Layout advice & depth for Electrolux and Miele
We're in the planning stages for our home and I'm doing details on the laundry room and would love some advice.
I'll be replacing our ancient TL machines when moving so have narrowed down the contenders to Electrolux and Miele... the larger capacity versions probably the Wave or the W4842.
Am I correct in seeing that the Miele is about the only washer with a right hinge door and that Electrolux washer and dryer doors can both be reversed? With most other FL brands being left hinged for the washer?
Is venting around the washer a problem? This would need to happen with the Miele as the doors would be crazy if I tried to go with the washer on the left.
In general would be helpful to vent straight out the back, do a 90 degree turn in the MBR closet that is behind the wall and go out the wall from there? I was thinking that this would allow me to push the machines all the way to the back and not have them sticking out another 5" or so to accomodate the duct.
If I duct this way, can the Miele and Electrolux washers go all the way to the back or do you need to budget more room for the drain hose etc?
Thanks... I'm learning a lot from the Laundry Addicts on this forum!! :)