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Create a Fully Loaded Laundry Room

 


(Family
Features) Today’s technology makes those pesky tasks of washing, drying
and folding your beloved garments easier than ever before. Gain
inspiration for a laundry room update with cutting-edge solutions that
work hard to get your clothes squeaky clean and may even make the chore
fun.



Laundry room meets entertainment center

Newly constructed homes are starting to include laundry rooms with all
the bells and whistles. For those wanting to be entertained while
folding their garb, mounted flat screen televisions will ensure you
don’t miss a minute of your favorite show. Other ornate laundry
facilities include a space for your laptop for the most serious
multitasking individuals.



High-efficiency topload washers

The traditional topload washer has received a well-deserved makeover.
New technology has enabled that familiar washer you grew up with to be
considered high-efficiency (HE) and is the fastest growing category in
home laundry appliances. Though HE models typically cost more upfront,
consumers can save money over the life of the product because they use
less energy and water. These washers spin clothes at a higher speed,
thus removing more moisture. This cuts down on time and energy used with
a dryer.



Colorful

Gone are the days of dull laundry rooms and washers and dryers only
available in white. The laundry room is much more colorful today as
appliance manufacturers roll out bright and cheerful appliances, such as
ruby red and champagne. The home trend of grey has also hit the laundry
room as more subdued and classic shades, such as metallic carbon, are
gaining popularity.



Dispensing and stain removal advancements

High-tech features, such as GE SmartDispense, dole out the right amount
of detergent based on soil level, fabric and cycle type. The feature can
even store up to a two-month supply of laundry detergent and softener
inside of the washer. A built-in stain removal guide tackles common
clothing stains, such as oil, grass and dirt, while a steam option
relaxes fabric and helps loosen set-in stains.



Sophisticated sinks

Utility sinks are a must for laundry rooms of larger families or for
those outdoorsy individuals who tend to get a little dirty. Many new
sinks offer soap dispensers, while higher-end versions offer a
hands-free option for both the dispenser and the faucet. Some models
even include spa-type water jets with special settings that blast stains
and debris from garments based on the nature of the fabric.



Source: GE



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