The Ideal Laundry Room: Pedestal Washer & Dryer

February 25, 2015
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If we could build the perfect room from scratch, what would it look like? What features would it contain? Let’s have ourselves a little daydream…

You know what seems a brilliant idea (after the original invention of the washer and dryer)? Not having to bend in half to use the blessed machines.

It doesn’t matter if they’re stacked or side-by-side, you’re destined to have to double over at some point throughout the laundry cycle.

But say: what if, instead of being plunked down on the old ground, the clothes washing and drying machines were elevated, like! What if, instead of their openings hitting you somewhere around the shin, they happily met you at your ribcage? How swell would that be?

the ideal laundry room definitely has a pedestal washer/dryer. More storage space and less bending over? Sign me up!

I vote very swell, indeed.

Think of the ease, think of the painlessness with which you could do the ritual switch-over.

Plus, consider the possibilities for the space beneath the floor and the laundry vessels.

You might have drawers for storing spare detergents and stain treatments happening within.

the ideal laundry room definitely has a pedestal washer/dryer. More storage space and less bending over? Sign me up!

Or, you might even have cubbies or drawers that in fact house laundry baskets (all the easier to transport your clean undies, my dear.

 

the ideal laundry room definitely has a pedestal washer/dryer. More storage space and less bending over? Sign me up!

Upon further infatuation, and thereafter, investigation, of the idea, I’m amused to report that all the DIY projects aimed at erecting a pedestal for one’s washer and dryer may not even be necessary. It turns out many new models now come equipped with built-in storage drawers beneath, the realization of which being the source of my amusement because where have I been, and why’s my Google alert for “laundry” on the fritz?

So look how easy that is! Let’s all just go out today and buy ourselves a new set! Yes?

the ideal laundry room definitely has a pedestal washer/dryer. More storage space and less bending over? Sign me up!

I’ll push the cart?

the ideal laundry room definitely has a pedestal washer/dryer. More storage space and less bending over? Sign me up!

I’ll let you pick out the gum at checkout?

the ideal laundry room definitely has a pedestal washer/dryer. More storage space and less bending over? Sign me up!

Oh! I know! I’ll do your first load of laundry for you in your new machines.

the ideal laundry room definitely has a pedestal washer/dryer. More storage space and less bending over? Sign me up!

I knew that’d get you. Always a sucker for a clean tee you didn’t have anything to do with washing.

Love you just the way you are.

Image credits: 4 Chairs Furniture x 2The Woodgrain Cottage, BHG, BHGHeather Bullard, Liz Caan Interiors

1 Comment

  1. Paul Iacono on August 7, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I would like to ‘build’ a pedestal for my washer and dryer – as shown above.
    My question is: in the event that either the washer or dryer needs servicing, how does one pull the unit to get to the side or back?
    When on the floor, no problem. How can I solve this problem?

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  1. Paul Iacono on August 7, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I would like to ‘build’ a pedestal for my washer and dryer – as shown above.
    My question is: in the event that either the washer or dryer needs servicing, how does one pull the unit to get to the side or back?
    When on the floor, no problem. How can I solve this problem?

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