I'm exploring the idea of installing a stacked washer/dryer combo in a former closet. The closet is of a decent size and is against an exterior wall, so dryer venting will be easy. Being that the appliances are going to be stacked I have some concern about access to the washer taps(?) with the appliances in place. I could be missing something but it seems to me that it would be much better to have the taps located somewhere up front on the outside of the closet where they can be easily accessed in the event a line should burst or develop a leak (as opposed to having them buried behind the appliances at the rear next to the standpipe). I have some ideas on how things can be arranged but would like to hear some opinions.