Washers and dryers are not only heavy machines that are difficult to move without the help of a professional, but also challenging to install and hook up. Especially if you need to put new hookups in, you should definitely find a plumber and/or electrician who can route and connect everything correctly.
Can you install your own washer and dryer hookups?
Washing machines are easy to install if you are replacing an old unit with a new one. If you dont have existing plumbing or are installing a washing machine in a new location without plumbing, you can either connect your washer to a laundry or kitchen sink or run the appropriate plumbing lines to the new laundry area.
How long does it take to install a washer and dryer hookup?
In terms of construction and labor, a good estimate is 3-5 days. The plumber will need a day, the electrician will need a day, and then you may need a day for relocations as well as to close up the wall. On day four, youll be able to paint, once its dry, install the new washer/dryer (day five).
How much does it cost to put in laundry hookups?
The price to put in washer and dryer hookups averages between $350 and $600 if theyre placed in an ideal location. If the appliances end up in a spot thats further from your existing plumbing, you could end up paying anywhere from $700 to $2,000 or more.