60" wide space for front-loaders - how big can they be
One option for reconfiguring my laundry room has them side-by-side in a space 60" wide wall-to-wall. How much space do I really want for the machine doors to open for good access? I'm not sure if today's higher-end machines have better hinge articulation that allow narrower side clearance while maintaining great access to the tubs? The machines I have today are front-load, maybe 10 years old 27" wide Kenmores. If I open the doors fully they need to go what seems like an added 8" further so looks like am going to get new machines.
I want machines to have capacity as high as possible.