Looking for a new washer and dryer? Follow this guide to properly measure your space and ensure you’ve got the right washer and dryer size for a perfect fit. Here's what you'll need to do:

What you'll need:

  • Measuring tape
  • Your intended laundry room or space
  • This guide

Step 1: Choose your style, setup and size

There's no standard washer and dryer size, but here's what's typical for each style and setup, rounded up to the next inch:

Standard side-by-side pairs

For standard pairs, you'll need a space about 40" high x 56" wide x 31–34" deep. You can also add a pedestal to front load washers and dryers to load and unload without bending down, which can increase height by about 15 inches.

Side-by-side standard washer and dryer dimensions

Stacked pairs and laundry centers

Many front load washers and dryers can be stacked, a good option when you have more vertical than horizontal space. For stacked full-size laundry, you'll typically need a space that's 80" high x 28" wide x 31-34" deep. You may also consider a stacked laundry center at 74-76" high x 24-28" wide x 27-33" deep.

Stackable washer and dryer dimensions

Small space pairs

Whether you stack or put your small space washer and dryer side-by-side, they're designed to fit into closets, apartments and small homes. For side-by-side small space pairs, you'll need a space that's about 34" high x 48" wide x 24-25" deep, while for stacked pairs you'll need approximately 68" high x 24" wide x 24-25" deep.

Small space washer and dryer dimensions

Step 2: Add space for easy use

In order to fit and function properly, your washer and dryer need a little breathing room. 

Adding room in front of your washer and dryer

In front
Add about 4 feet to load and unload. If installing in a closet, make sure that the unit doors clear the closet doorway.

Leaving room for hoses and venting

Behind
Add around 6 inches for hoses and venting.

Making sure there's enough space to comfortably open and close

Above
Add extra space for easy opening and closing.

Leaving room around the appliance to minimize noise

Buffer space
Minimize noise by adding an inch on the top, sides and between units.

Step 3: Map out a path

Map out a path to get your washer and dryer inside

Figure out the best path of entry to your desired installation location, beginning at your home entrance and taking into account each hall and doorway. Then measure the width of those spaces to ensure the unit will make it through.

Front load laundry pair in laundry room

How to find washer and dryer sizes

For exact dimensions, look up the model number for your washer and dryer online to review specs or ask a sales representative for assistance in store.

Still not sure what you're looking for? Our Washer Appliance Finder Tool and Dryer Appliance Finder Tool can help you narrow it down.

More help with laundry decisions

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