Standard width washing / dryer machine


Hi
I'm currently drawing a plan for my basement. I would like to know the standard width to put a washing machine and a dryer machine next to each other. Will 56 inches wide be enough?
Thank you!
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45 inches is enough in our place :-) Watch out for the vertical position of the washing machine taps if they will be above a top-loader - 45 inches from floor should be enough ...
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Leave room for door jambs & doors themselves. I have an enclosure that is wide enough from jamb to jamb, but not with the door in place. I would go on line and check the width and depth of your preferred equipment. TB
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On 13 Jan 2010, Rene F. wrote

This may be as completely irrelevant as a completely irrelevant thing, but here in the UK, machines are pretty well standardised at 600mm wide -- just over 23.5 inches.
If your machine standards are similar -- I have no idea if they are -- that means 1.2 metres for the machines (47.24 inches), plus manoeuvering space.
So: 56 inches seems a bit wide to me; my guess is that you'll wind up with 7 or 8 inches too much space.
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On 13 Jan 2010, Ken S. Tucker wrote

Interesting; I'd almost forgotten about top-loaders -- they're very rare over here. (The front-loading machines are made to fit underneath standard-height benchtops, although I've seen some stacked where the layout has demanded it.)
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Here in the US the standard opening width for a washer & dryer is 5'-4". I lived in a house one time that had a laundry room that was exactly 5' wide, drywall to drywall, and it had a door on each end. The washer fit OK but to get the dryer in I had to lift it higher than the washer and then slide back around the door casing. We left them there when we sold the place. Yes, it was a cheap assed builders spec.
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