We've been in the house 5 days and I'm loving it even though I haven't been able to sleep in on my vacation because of the geese in the pond out back (yes at 3am they honk) and the framers start at around 7:30am on the house next door.
We got the washer and dryer hooked up last night and started laundry. This was one area of the house I was the most worried about. We didn't think the big monstrosities of a washer/dryer that we have would even fit and still be able to close the door. Door closes with a little bit of room left over. Then we were worried after hearing from others with a second floor laundry about noise and the machines shaking the house.
So before they drywalled the house we put as much insulation up in the ceiling of the first floor as we could to limit as much noise as possible. We also put insulation in the areas of the bathrooms too. So before we installed the washer we bought "Shake Away Noise Insulation Pads" from Lowes. I've done a few loads of laundry and can barely hear either machine. I even threw towels in the dryer before I went to bed closed the laundry room door and left my bedroom door open and couldn't hear a thing. I'm so relieved.
We also have all the blinds on the windows. I bet the neighbors are just as happy about that as we are! More pictures will follow....