Standard washing machines are generally 27 inches wide. They can usually hold up to 8 pounds of laundry, though high-capacity models may hold up to 12 pounds. The height of a washing machine varies by brand and style, but many popular models range from 33 to 43 inches tall.
People who live in apartments may want to consider compact washing machines, which are usually 24 inches wide. The smaller size means a smaller capacity, and compact machines typically hold a maximum of 8 pounds of clothing per load. True compact models usually have a front-loading design that enables them to be stacked on top of a dryer.