How To Hide Washer And Dryer In Kitchen

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There are many things that you can do to increase the amount of space in your home. One thing you should consider is installing a washer and dryer inside your kitchen cabinets.

You don't have to settle for small utility rooms when you want more storage space. Installing a washer and dryer in your kitchen cabinets is an excellent way to add some extra room out of thin air.

In this article, we’ll look at how you can do this along with other possible places to hide your washer and dryer that you might not have thought of yet.

Let’s get started with this topic. 

Hide your washing machine in the closet

If you're looking for a piece of furniture that can hide your washer and dryer away, you should consider purchasing a large closet. This will allow you to have a lot of extra storage space that will help clear out your cabinets.

With a large closet, you can place cabinets on the inside or outside to create a more customized look that anyone can appreciate.

Under-the-counter washing machines

Another way to hide your washer and dryer is to install them under your counter. The main issue with under-counter washing machines is how difficult they are to install and uninstall because there's barely enough room to move anything around.

You need to consider whether this kind of installation would be practical in your home before purchasing a washer or dryer because sometimes it just doesn't make sense to have both of these or either one. 


Inside the kitchen cabinetry

What is the best way to hide your washer and dryer? It's inside your kitchen cabinets. By installing a special shelf, you can easily add a washing machine or even two (space permitting) for maximum space efficiency. This solution is cheap because it requires simple supplies from your local hardware store along with basic tools for installation and minimal effort. 

You can choose to install these anywhere throughout your home as long as they're in an area where there's water access. Some machines are much smaller than traditional models and they require less energy overall making them very easy on the environment. 

What could be better than hiding your laundry room away? You won't believe how much you can fit with some of these options.

Hide your washing machine behind other appliances

Another way to hide a large appliance like your washing machine is by placing it behind other appliances inside of your kitchen. You can achieve this by placing it behind a refrigerator or even installing cabinets above it.

Other places to hide your washer and dryer

Hide your washing machine under the stairs

If you don't want to have a traditional washer and dryer inside any of the above places, consider installing it under the stairs. 

This is a great way to get rid of clutter in one place that might spread into other parts of your house. And believe it or not, many people will appreciate this kind of “hidden” storage space.


Under-sink washing machines

Another option for adding some extra space in your house is to purchase an under-the-sink washing machine. The nice thing about these machines is how easy they are to install: all you need to do is plug them in and let them sit.

If course, make sure to test them out before installing one in your home because not every machine will work properly under the sink.

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Install a washer and dryer next to the toilet

If you're looking for more space, consider adding an extra closet near the bathroom that houses just your washing machine and dryer. You aren't going to want this extra closet installed next to the kitchen, but it's great for other parts of your house. 

It’s a good idea to have this installation placed away from showers or baths so that mold isn't able to develop on any surfaces.

Utilize attic crawl spaces

Another option if you're willing to do some minor construction around your home is building an entirely new room from scratch with doors leading into both your attic and your kitchen. 

This will give you an added room leading outside of your house that has ample storage space for a washing machine and dryer, as well as cabinets to store supplies. 

Storage locker in the basement

An even easier way to hide your washer and dryer is to go down into your basement and purchase a small storage locker to hold all of your appliances.

Place them near or inside a closet so that they’re not easily noticed from other rooms within the home. 

This option is great for people who rent their homes, don't want to go through the construction process, or are too busy to hide a washer and dryer in another area of the home.

Final thoughts on how to hide washer and dryer in kitchen

In conclusion, there are a lot of ways to hide your washer and dryer in the kitchen area (or otherwise) of your home. Before you make any final decision, do ensure that your water pressure stays as required when you move your washer to a new location.

If you're looking for extra space but don't want to deal with construction or drilling, considering the above solutions are one of the best things that you can do. If you have more time to invest in this project, creating an entirely new room for storing your washer and dryer can also yield great results.

Kevin Farrugia

Kevin Farrugia

Kevin is a household and appliance enthusiast and loves to follow the latest trends in kitchen and house decoration. He also loves to walk the isles of Home Depot and Lowes to review products and materials in person. Before joining Kitchen Infinity, Kevin owned a handyman company.

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