7+ Shelf Over Washer and Dryer Ideas (with Photos)
One of my favorite ideas for small laundry room storage is to add a shelf over the washer and dryer.Types of Washer and Dryer ShelvesThe most common type of shelf for over a washer and dryer is a basic wood wall shelf.7+ Examples of a Shelf Over the Washer and Dryer7+ Shelf Over Washer and Dryer Ideas Need extra storage in your laundry room?Continue Reading Photo Credit: www.worthingcourtblog.com Stained Wood Shelf with Brackets Go classic with a stained wood shelf on wood brackets.Continue Reading Photo Credit: biggerthanthethreeofus.com Extra-Long Stained Wood Shelf This extra-long wood shelf spans the entire room, extending beyond the washer and dryer.
The Easiest DIY Laundry Room Shelf Over Washer Dryer
And just because you have a top loader doesn’t mean you can’t have a pretty (and practical) shelf above your washer and dryer.Become a pocket hole pro in less than an hour in Pocket Holes: Explained.Then add 7 pocket holes on both the top and bottom of the back.Cut your plywood edging to be about an inch too long on either end.First we sanded the edges of the plywood edging using a sanding block to make the transition between the edging and the plywood was nice and smooth.
DIY Laundry and Mud Room Makeover Reveal
And even with all of that new storage, this has become the prettiest room in the house!You can see my plan to add more storage to this mud/laundry room combo here.These upper cabinets were the ones we moved to the other wall -- they didn't function well for us in this laundry space:It works SO much better for us!Here's a way back photo of how that wall looked after we moved in:And after all the added storage and pretty touches!Whoohoo, the reveal day is here -- I'm done with the laundry and mud room makeover!
How to Make a Countertop over Your Washer and Dryer
Deb HATED the laundry room because it was so unorganized.It gave the laundry room a totally different look and added so much interest.Step FourWe attached the countertop boards to each side piece and all of the braces.They are perfect in the laundry room to hold dust rags, random lost socks, etc.And I now think everyone needs a countertop over their washer and dryer.
Disguising Ugly Stuff In A Laundry Room
If you have some ugly things in your laundry room you’re interested in hiding, or you’re just looking for photos of a laundry room with a top loader (since most online photos feature front loaders with a big counter over them), well this post is for you.After our laundry appliances arrived around Black Friday, it still resembled a work zone more than anything else.This is the washer and dryer we got, which are the current models of what we bought for our own laundry room four years ago (we really really like them, hence buying them again for the beach house).The biggest challenge in finishing off the laundry room was the ugly stuff on the wall to the left of the washer, aka our tankless water heater (you can see it more clearly two photos up).You may remember we actually did something similar in our laundry room at home – creating a shelf to cover the ugly stuff and fill that weird gap.
Floating Shelves Pull Out Drying Racks and Hanging Rods
We took on a laundry room makeover several weeks back and it has changed my life.I'm not necessarily putting in more time doing laundry - although it is much more enjoyable doing laundry - it's just the time I do put in is so efficient, everything gets done quickly and easily.I really wanted floating shelves.But with this small of a space, I couldn't live with myself if the floating shelves didn't do something ... that's my big issue with floating shelves, they take up alot of space.So I thought, why not throw a drying rack in the lower floating shelves?
Is this washer and dryer pull out shelf genius?
I've been planning to raise my washer and dryers as high as possible and install these pull out shelves below each unit.It seemed like a genius idea and I assumed it would be great for my bad back and would reduce my need to bend so much.It would also catch all the items I inevitably drop on the floor!BUT, it just occurred to me that perhaps I will be bending more to reach over the pull out to load things into the washer and vice versa.Maybe this is why we never see it?
How To Make DIY Floating Shelves
Today I am going to you show you how DIY floating shelves can transform a laundry room, kitchen or living room and how to make floating shelves in a couple hours.To give the illusion that the space was larger, we decided to create DIY floating shelves out of plywood and pine.DIY Long Floating ShelfLets learn how to make floating shelves that can hold a lot of weight and get you organized.The DIY floating shelves were so easy to make and after they were painted white, they looked like custom built floating shelves.These DIY floating shelves took my dad and I about 3 hours to construct.
DIY Shelf Above Washer and Dryer
Create a DIY shelf above washer and dryer with this simple step-by-step tutorial!One of the projects I wanted to make sure I included in the laundry room renovation was installing a shelf above our washer and dryer.This DIY shelf ended up being a pretty quick project, and I love the difference it has made in our laundry room!Here is how we created it…DIY Laundry Room Shelf for Above the Washer and DryerThis post contains affiliate links.Step 1- Gather all supplies needed to create your shelf above washer and dryer.
Laundry Room Organization
Since we have been focusing on laundry this month, it only seemed fitting to share with you our favorite organization tips when it comes to the laundry room.Follow these tips to add functionality to your laundry room.The first obvious space to utilize is the bare area right above the washer and dryer and below the hanging cabinets (that is, if you even have cabinets).Add a rod between cabinets, hang a rack that folds up and down as needed, suspend an old ladder, so much more!Whether it's a sock that recently became single or some loose pocket change, everything can have a place in your laundry room.
Laundry Room Organization
Since we have been focusing on laundry this month, it only seemed fitting to share with you our favorite organization tips when it comes to the laundry room.Follow these tips to add functionality to your laundry room.If you don't already have cabinets or open shelves in your laundry room, either one or both are a great option to add storage for your laundry necessities (and much more depending on the size).Shelves with laundry baskets if you have the room for it, hanging canvas bags on the wall if you don't, there's a solution for every laundry room.Whether it's a sock that recently became single or some loose pocket change, everything can have a place in your laundry room.
Adding more functional space in the laundry room (storage shelf
The laundry room started like this:It was uninspiring and lacked any flow or function.Because this room has multiple purposes (it’s a mud room and a laundry room) it needs to be organized, flow well, and be functional.I got out my tools and added a clothes rod and a shelf for additional storage.Here’s how I easily turned a blank wall into a clothes rod and storage shelf.And I think it’s safe to say that the laundry room is quickly becoming my favorite space in this house.
How to Install Countertop Above Washer and Dryer
Learn how to make and install a laundry countertop over a washer and dryer.My solution was to install and brace a countertop above my front-loading washer and dryer.Before installing the laundry room countertop, you'll need to determine what type of countertop you need based on the considerations above.How to Install Laundry Room Countertops Above Washer and Dryer SetThis is the tutorial on how to install a countertop above a washer and dryer set with plywood with a laminate veneer.Yield: 1 How to Make a Laundry Room Countertop Over Washer and Dryer Print Learn how to make and install a laundry counter over a washer and dryer.
Laundry & Mud Rooms Archives
If you want a functional laundry room, it needs to be organized so that doing laundry feels less of a chore.Reviewing our laundry room storage ideas should give you a … Continue Reading about Great Laundry Room Storage Ideas: Shelves, Cabinets or Drawers?10 Tips for Organizing Your Laundry Room Laundry gets a bad rap.Who collects dirty laundry and takes it to the laundry … Continue Reading about Laundry Room & Who Folds the Laundry?You don’t need an expensive front-load laundry set, either as we'll show you with these laundry room ideas.
The Laundry Room: Making it work
The room is smaller than we originally planned -- we had to work with beams in the basement so this room get a little tighter.It’s just over eight by five feet, which is still a dream compared to the mud/laundry room space we had upstairs before.The storage room door needs to be painted (it will be black like the rest of the doors) and the trim all needs to be painted too.I still love love love the hexagon tile we put in here – it was so inexpensive and looks great.Do you have a big laundry room?
Laundry Room Makeover
I didn’t start with an ugly laundry room by any means, but when you spend SO much time in a space, I figured there wasn’t any reason not to make it more enjoyable!Here is the laundry room as it was when we moved in.The biggest need the room had– after painting it reduced the “boring” factor –was I wanted a large space to fold and sort laundry.I measured the room wall to wall and purchased cabinet grade plywood which Home Depot cut to size.I will admit that this room is so much more functional now, but it also makes doing laundry a little nicer…and since the laundry doesn’t seem to end, I think it was worth the effort!
Front Load vs Top Load Washer
There are now two variations of the top load washer: traditional top load washers with a pole agitator in the middle of the tub, and high efficiency top load washers with a low-profile impeller.You can find traditional top load agitator washers from a select few brands, and they tend to be budget offerings with limited features - Speed Queen washers being the exception.Front Load vs Top Load ComparisonWhich washer type is better for you depends on your preferences.There are advantages to both the top load washer and the front load washer.We hope this comparison of front load vs top load washer types has been helpful.
Laundry Room Countertop
Although I mentioned earlier that my laundry room countertop project was on hold until we could justify a trip to Ikea, we ended up going there on Saturday even without an extensive list, and tonight I “built” my counter!Our laundry room is squeezed into a pass-through between the kitchen and the garage.Adding the countertop took a whopping 10 more minutes so this was literally a 20 minute project.You can just barely see them in the photos above but they’re what causes the countertop to float about a quarter-inch above the machines.So for 20 minutes and less than $50, I have a nice countertop in the laundry room that both keeps the machines from getting scratched up (well, more than they already are) and gives me a nice flat surface to fold and dry on.
Laundry Room Makeover On a Budget
727 shares ShareTweetPinToday I am sharing a $325 laundry room makeover on a budget and wow, it’s amazing what you can do in a small laundry room closet if you get creative!See how we made our wooden laundry shelves by clicking through this post, “diy floating laundry shelves tutorial.”You can shop our laundry room here on our Amazon Storefront!Laundry Room Makeover Before & AfterHere is the laundry room before,How do I redesign my laundry room?DIY laundry Room MakeoverThis is a true DIY laundry room makeover as adding shelving and painting is a fairly simple process.You too can create a budget laundry closet with DIY floating shelves and create a functional and pretty laundry room.