The bottom doors of this custom cabinet open to reveal new front-loading appliances.
I know I'm getting old because my fantasies regularly consist of owning a front-loading washing machine and dryer. These appliances use 67% less electricity and 68% less water than typical washers and dryers. That saves about 17,000 gallons of water a year in one household or, in financial terms, between $120-$150.
The machines also hold larger loads, and it takes less time to dry each load, meaning you might not have to spend the entire weekend doing laundry.
Now, who doesn't think that's the stuff of household daydreams?
Cabinetmaker was Mike Welborn, Welborn Construction, Marietta, Georgia, (770) 587-3874; for washer/dryer information visit www.whirlpool.com.
This article is from the March 2005 issue of Southern Living.