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Everyone has limited space wherever they live.
This makes being creative an important virtue in order to find space for everything.
And in all honesty, it’s difficult to make your washer and dryer look appealing.
Most of us don’t have space for a dedicated laundry room. Unless you can hide a washer and dryer, you’ll have a bunch of machines that stick out like a sore thumb.
Why Would You Want to Hide Your Washer and Dryer?
A laundry room is more than likely a luxury. And most of us don’t own enough space for one. You are probably trying to cover up the washer somewhere in your household!
Hiding a washer away from people can help to keep both your room elegant and maintain the illusion of elegance in the home – at least temporarily. This especially is the case if your washer is having problems.
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Some people notice their dishwasher is getting older when they notice the glass getting spotty. Luckily, this doesn’t mean your dishwasher has stopped working or wants to repair.
The issues below are signs of a replacement being needed –
- You see it doesn’t fully fill with water
- The water doesn’t seem to drain
- It shuts off in the center of the cycle
- It makes strange noises
It appears like washers and dryers often break down when you least expect them to. Oftentimes, owners don’t need to replace them fully. A professional, like this service, can handle a repair for just a fraction of the price and extend the life span for at least a couple more years.
Here are some signs of needing to replace your washer/dryer:
- You spot the washer leaking during washes
- The washer doesn’t completely fill with water
- Your clothes come out damp
- You suspect the dryer could catch fire (we hope not!)
- Your clothes turn out wrinkled
- You notice the appliance shakes and causes excessive noise
What Are Some Great Unusual Places to Hide Washers and Dryers?
Hiding your washer can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some places (and ideas) we suggest trying out:
You can hide laundry appliances in plain sight. Front-loading washer-dryers can fit nicely beneath lower cabinets.
Cabinet doors hide appliances and open them to expose them again when they are needed. The counter serves as a buffet throughout meals and a folding place during laundry time.
On the Rail
Can’t find enough room for your laundry items? Why not make a built-in cabinet? A pull-out drawer works perfectly for stashing a laundry basket. In addition, it can be fitted with a retractable pole for hanging wet clothes.
Don’t feel like creating a laundry center? You can buy cabinets from your nearest retailer instead. Installing them will give you a similar effect.
Under the Stairs
Not all of us have a house to arrange appliances. Some of us rent our homes. If you have no choice but to put your washer in an awkward place, we have a top tip for you.
Just slide it in under the stairs and conceal it conveniently with a nice-looking curtain. The job is done!
Squeeze a laundry center between two walls. A front-loading washer and dryer make it possible to install a folding counter.
Not only that, but you’ll still get a good amount of folding room. Storage space in these areas can be increased by getting some shelves fixed to the wall.
Putting a counter over your washer and dryer will give you a convenient surface to fold items on. As well as looking after clothing, you will also have ample space for laundry baskets too. Hampers tucked beneath the counter keep sorted laundry (as well as the floor) clear.
Putting Up a Curtain
Moving things is all well and good. However, you may not be able to put everything in its only little corner. If this is the case, you’ll have to work with them instead.
Curtains are a great solution for this. They are inexpensive to buy, and having just a decent size curtain will cover up appliances.
Best of all, you can choose whatever designs or colors you want. Make sure to choose a fabric that will blend in with your home design or color scheme. You don’t want them looking out of place.
Is your washer/dryer the sort of location that doesn’t have any doors? Just use a full-length piece drape. These will do just fine, and work great for appliances that are stacked on top of one another.
It is pretty easy to use a rod and curtain to cover up the curtain area when necessary. Add shelves and hooks for storage area and hanging options.
Making Your Washing More Tolerable
Not a lot of us like doing the washing. And the laundry area isn’t the prettiest room inside your home. Let’s be honest, it is usually a boring and repetitive task!
On the bright side, doing laundry nowadays is a far cry from having to sit in the backyard with a cement sink and scrubbing table.
As time passes, laundries have developed and have become much more easy to handle. Moving out of the backyard was, of course, the first step.
Next, it was over to the shed. Finally, laundry facilities were under the main roof, in usually a small room close to your kitchen.
Most people have a door that can be closed on the ever-growing piles of garments and bed linen waiting to be washed. But now the laundry is evolving again.
Space is often reduced in inner-city apartments and houses. The hidden laundry area is a space containing a washer, dryer, and storage.
This is hidden within another space within the home, including the bathroom, kitchen, or hallway, and is quite popular.
This just goes to show. You need to make the most of all the space in your house. It just requires a little imagination to hide a washer and dryer.
Need more ideas? Take a look here.