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How to Hide Washer and Dryer in the Kitchen

Hiding your washer and dryer in the kitchen is one of the simplest ways to create extra space. Plus, it lets you showcase more of your beautiful cabinet doors!

The initial step in concealing your washer and dryer is finding a place that’s close to existing water lines and outlets. From there, you can install cabinets or shelves over top of the hookups; either build these yourself or purchase pre-made units from a home improvement store.

Another cost-effective and practical way to hide a washing machine and dryer is to install them beneath the counter. This option works well if you don’t care too much about aesthetics and have enough room to move them around easily.

You can conceal your appliances by installing them atop a counter or in a closet. However, this option requires some effort and preparation.

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Depending on the size and shape of your counter, you may have to take away some pieces in order to fit a washer and dryer underneath it. For instance, if it’s made out of laminate, you’ll have to cut it up.

A great spot for your washer and dryer is under a counter in a laundry room or small walk-in closet. Since these spaces are often not used for food prep, it’s an ideal spot to hide your appliance without drawing attention to itself.

To maximize this space, add a non-slip layer or shelf to the countertop to protect it from washer and dryer movements. Doing so will prevent your countertops from getting damaged.

If you need to conceal your washer and dryer in the kitchen but lack space, consider placing them under an island counter. This space is usually only accessible when walking across to the other side of the counter.

By placing your washer and dryer under an island counter, you’ll free up more countertop space for food preparation. Furthermore, there will be room to fold clothes and sort through freshly-dried clothes without taking up valuable countertop space.

Hide Your Washer and Dryer in a Closet

If your closet is large enough, you can conceal your laundry appliances behind some doors. That way, the storage space can be used for other items that come in handy while doing laundry.

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You could even transform the space into a pantry! With extra counter space, you’ll have room to organize your detergents, stain removers and dryer sheets.

The primary disadvantage to this option is having access to your washer and dryer when you need them. To keep them clean and free from debris, it’s wise to set up a regular cleaning schedule for these appliances.

If you don’t have enough room in your kitchen for a hidden washer and dryer set up, a bathroom could be the better option. Bathrooms tend to be more practical than kitchens because they’re usually kept hidden. Furthermore, these rooms make perfect locations for connecting laundry appliances to water lines, sewer systems, and drainage systems in your home.

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