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30 March 2022

What is a Washing Machine Pedestal and Why Should I Get One?

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Dave Hut - Content Editor

Washing machine pedestals are becoming increasingly popular in the realm of utility room furnishings. If you are thinking of investing in a new washing machine or tumble dryer – or if you’d just like to make your current machine more convenient – then you may like to invest in a complementary pedestal.

Not sure what a pedestal is for? It’s safe to say that these platforms can prove to be a really helpful addition to your laundry routine! This brings us back to that all-important question – what is exactly is a washing machine pedestal?

A laundry pedestal is essentially a wooden stand – usually of around 12 to 16 inches in height – which you can use to raise your washing machine up to a convenient height. Depending on the pedestal, they may also come with drawers for extra utility room storage – a handy space-saving ploy.

Why are washing machine pedestals so handy?

The goal of a washing machine pedestal – or a dryer pedestal, for that matter – is to raise the washing machine up. This makes loading and unloading your laundry more convenient and prevents you from having to bend over.

Of course, if you have a top-load washing machine, then bending over won’t be an issue. However, if you have a front-loading machine – as many of us do – then you’re probably intrigued by the idea of not having to risk straining your back as you wash your clothes. In addition, if you struggle with accessibility or mobility issues, a laundry pedestal could make a huge difference to your laundry routine.

Investing in a washing machine stand is also a good idea if your utility room is particularly small. These laundry pedestals don’t take up any extra space, but they can give you some extra storage. This makes them an ideal option if you want to declutter your utility room and have somewhere convenient to store essential items such as detergent, laundry bags and dryer balls.

Why not bump up your tumble dryer too?

If you have both a washing machine and dryer, then don’t just boost your washer – invest in a tumble dryer pedestal too! That way, both of your machines will be at the same height, making unloading one machine and loading the other even easier.

What to look out for in a laundry pedestal

Never bought a laundry pedestal before? Here are a few things to take note of when you’re hunting for the perfect stand for your machine.

Height

Because washing machine pedestals come in different heights, it’s important to make sure you choose the right height to suit your particular needs. Factor in the size of your machine and your own height, so you can find a pedestal that will make loading and unloading laundry easier for you.

Size

As well as making sure you have the right height of pedestal, you also need to make sure you choose a pedestal that is the right size to accommodate your machines. Too small, and your washer and dryer will be unbalanced. Too big, and you’re taking up unnecessary space in your utility room.

If you’re looking for a single platform for one machine, why not invest in one of our Tetbury washing machine laundry pedestals with storage? These practical and capacious pedestals come with a spacious basket and feature threaded rubber feet so you can adjust the height of the legs on uneven floors.

Of course, if you require a washer dryer pedestal for two machines, we also have several available, such as this elegant grey double stand.

Colour

While colour may not be as much of a consideration when it comes to furnishing your utility room compared to the rest of your home, it’s still pleasing to have a laundry pedestal in a colour that matches your machine.

Here at furniture.co.uk, our range of laundry pedestals is available in a choice of four colours, including neutral white, grey and truffle, or bold navy.

Add convenience and style to your utility room today

If you would like to make your laundry routine easier, our Tetbury laundry pedestals offer a selection of designs for you to choose from. If you have any questions or you need assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team, and we’ll help you choose the perfect pedestal. You can also read more utility room organisation hacks on our blog.

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