Patrick's washing machine comment intrigued me, where do Americans keep their washing machines if not in the bathroom? I mean, if you live in an apartment and thus don't have a basement? In the Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom seems pretty logical to me, and all apartments in Sweden tend to have one of those huge electrical outlets for washing machines in the bathroom wall.
Why waste a whole room for a washing machine?
I think he's referring to most apartment buildings having a laundry room full of machines for all the tenants to use, thus individual apartments don't need one, usually.
Nope, talking about laundry rooms in a house. There is one in my house. It's not for a single washing machine, but also a dryer, space to iron and cupboards to store whatever junk.