Although I often tease my other half that a washing machine is a kitchen appliance and as such should be in the kitchen (or even a utility room) she always counters that laundry is washing and as such washing should be more closely related to the bathroom.
Don't you mind keeping dirty socks near food? :)
She claims that all Polish houses have kitchens at the front of the house, nearest the front door, as when shopping is brought into the house this room should be the closest.
I've seen so many bathrooms where people have their washing machines & dirty water flowing from it into their bathtub! WTF is that about?
It's about not having the pipe for dirty water near around. Not all bathrooms flush the laundry water into bathtub.