Cabinetry for washer dryer? Use Oven cabinets?
We are moving laundry to second floor and want to enclose our machines (front loaders) in some cabinetry. Contractor/cabinet sales people are suggesting a pair of "double oven" cabinets--with a drawer below, a big hole that our machines would fit in, and a cabinet above. Has anyone used a set up like this? I am a bit concerned about vibration, but contractor is not concerned. Should I trust him? The other option is to put the machines on the matching pedestals with cabinets above and side panels to make them look built in, but in that setup the contractor says we won't be able to use the pedestal drawer because of the "pan" they are installing under the washer, and given cost of pedestals, that just seems like a waste. We do not use tops for folding, so I am not concerned about losing that space. Machines are whirlpool duets, if that matters.