With so many new high-tech washer models, as sleek and stylish in appearance as they are functional, gone are the days of stowing them away in far-off rooms. Move over, plain industrial white washers, and make room for stainless steel, granite, and a myriad of bright colors. More frequently, families are displaying them proudly as part of the home décor. It’s not too surprising: today you can find models in designer colors to match the wallpaper and unbelievably quiet in operation.
Also, with the expanded drum capacities and extra accessories—from pedestal drawers to tuck away all that laundry gear to a worksurface for folding and treating clothes—laundry has become a faster, easier chore than ever before. Why not integrate it into the living areas of the house?
In this digital age, even household appliances are getting smarter. Look for even more advanced technology in the future. Perhaps your washer will one day communicate with the utility company to work out the best energy rates. You can be sure manufacturers are already developing the technology. Once they come up with a washer-dryer that also folds the laundry for you, I’m sold.
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