How Many Washer and Dryers are in an Apartment Building?

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So you are wondering how many washers and dryers are in an apartment building?

But wait, what if your apartment complex has 5 units or 100 units? Are 2 washers and dryers enough for 100 units?

No! Now you see why it matters.

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A better question, therefore, is what is the appropriate ratio of washers and dryers to apartment units.

If there is one washer and dryer and only 4 apartments, well that’s great. But if there is one washer and dryer for 50 apartments, that’s not so good.

On average, we estimate a typical apartment with on-site laundry, has about 1 washer/dryer pair per 15 units. The leading association for multi-family laundry suggests young working adults should have 1 Washer / Dryer pair for about every 10 to 15 apartment units. The recommended ratio is less so for student housing.

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The number of laundry facilities available in an apartment complex will depend on the size of the complex and the degree of luxury.

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Ask how many washer/dryer pairs are at your community per apartment, and where those machines are located in relation to your future apartment unit.

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