In my new (1836— just moved in) house I have a washing machine in a, um, short hallway? cupboard? leading from a kitchen to a bathroom. Above it is a shelf. The plan is to move the washing machine up onto this shelf and put a dishwasher below.
Here's what it looks like now:
The washing machine is presumably a cold-water hookup + waste. I've read that dishwashers take a hot-water hookup. Are we already into call-a-plumber territory?
The shelf I want to move the washing machine up onto looks to be well-supported, but how can I tell whether it will hold a full, spinning washing machine?