One of the hits in our new kitchen is our washing machine. (the kitchen's not quite finished yet, but almost - no reveal photos until it's done!). Not only were they able to move it - it swapped places with the dishwasher, which means the dishwasher not the washing machine is next to the sink - it's easy to use, is quiet and most importantly gets clothes clean!
It's also got a delay feature, which means I can set the washing to finish as I walk in the door of an evening! So all I need to do is remember to take it out and hang it to dry - it's got a dryer too but I prefer not to use that for jeans!