Let’s face it, in the UK we aren’t known for our fabulous weather and summer time. And with our ultimately busy schedules, a family to look after, the tea to cook, the lawn to mow, the cat to feed, and so on, work can seem endless. So how can the humble tumble dryer take some of the stress out of this tiresome list?
At Walworth Appliance Centre, the whole team are always eager to bring you the best customer service; be that through the provision of our domestic appliances in Andover, or through our up-to-date and info-packed blog… we are committed to providing only the best. Well, as an extra thank you to all of our valued patrons we wanted to offer our appreciation for your continued custom.
The kitchen is a room that uses a lot of energy to function, even when you aren’t in it! To help the environment and save on money, it’s in your interest to use as little energy as possible in your kitchen. Here at Walworth Appliances, we know a little (okay, a lot) about appliances, so we have a few tips to help you save energy. We hope you find them useful!
If you are lucky enough to have a separate laundry or utility room, which houses your domestic appliances, there are many ways to accessorise! Read on for some ideas which are both practical and appealing…
1. Create a sock claim area
For all those socks that end up separated, create a sock claim area. Kind of like a dating website for all those items that are clean, single, looking for a sole mate…
Get a wire coat hanger, and some cute clothes pegs and hang any odd socks up!
2. Get a sweet sign
A chic little sign, such as this one from Dotty Home Gifts and Interiors (eBay), will add a cute and kitschy feel to your utility room.
3. Consider a wall decal
If you have plenty of wall space in your laundry room, why not add a unique wall decal, such as this one from AutoDecal2013 (eBay).
4. Start a spare change collection
Keep a jar near your washing machine for the contents of your un-emptied pockets. Decorate the jar by painting the inside of it with a left over paint tester, and keep it as a tip jar for mum/dad/whoever is doing the laundry!
5. Create door storage
Save space by storing detergents in a rack on the wall or door. You could use a shower caddy or a spice rack.
6. Hang your ironing board on hooks
For a neat, stylish way to store your ironing board, create a special hook. Mount a picture frame and hang two coat hooks to the inside of the frame. Paint the creation for added zest, and hang up your ironing board. This is both visually appealing and practical!
7. Stylish instruction manual
Combine practicality with decoration and invest in this stylish instruction manual from Lettered&Lined (Etsy.com). Not only does this vintage inspired sign look good, but it’s useful for younger people and students, who may not be so familiar with the correct laundry procedures!
If you’re moving to an unfurnished home, you’ve probably got yourself a list of all the appliances that you will need to buy, and on that list you probably have a question; ‘should I buy a washing machine or a washer drier?’ The washing machine vs. the Washer Dryer is a debate that has been going on for years, so as specialist suppliers of washing machines in Hampshire we’re going to help you to decide once and for all which appliance is the one for you.
The Washing Machine
There’s no doubt about it; when it comes to efficiency having a washing machine and a separate dryer is the overall winner. The downside to this option is that having both a washing machine and a tumble dryer will take up more space in your home. The majority of washing machines in our collection have an efficiency rating of A+, but there are a few exceptionally efficient models with a rating of A+++; such as the excellent LG F14A8QDSA Washing Machine.
Prices of washing machines range from around £175 to £925, so there is a product for every budget. If you’re looking for a separate washing machine then why not check out our buying guide for washing machines?
If you live in a flat and don’t have the space to hang clothes on a maiden, or simply don’t want to clutter your home with damp clothes, then a washer dryer is the only answer. Although they are less energy efficient than a separate dryer, washer dryers are excellent for space saving – plus you don’t have to use the drying function all of the time! Having said that, washer dryers are less energy efficient. However, there is an exception in the form of the LG F1496ADH5 Washer Dryer, which has an exceptional energy rating of A+++. If you can’t have a vented tumble dryer in your home they are the perfect alternative.
If you think that a washer dryer is for you, take a look at our choosing a Washer Dryer blog post. Washer dryer prices range from around £335 – £905, so whatever your budget is you can find the perfect product for you.
Both options have their plus points and their faults; what you choose really depends on the size and type of property that you are moving to. A separate washing machine and dryer combination will be best in larger homes and bungalows, whereas the washer dryer option is perfect if you are lacking in space or don’t have a garden area for hanging clothes.
If you would like any more information with regards to the products available here at Walworth Appliances, please don’t hesitate to pop down to our showroom or get in contact with us, as we are always happy to answer any enquiries. If you’re looking for high quality appliances at competitive prices you certainly won’t be disappointed.