How to hide a washer and dryer in a small space?


How can I cover up a top loading washer and dryer with a flip up counter top? Also enclose the whole set to hide them?

  8 answers
  • Amber Kenaga Amber Kenaga on Aug 11, 2018

    Put up curtains? Or tall shutters...

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 11, 2018

    Make a whole piece of wood to put across the top and it could double a s counter you could box in the washer and dryer like with a baby gate and then fold it up when not in use

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 13, 2018

    Are both the washer and the dryer top loading?

    Are they presently both the same height?

    • JoAnn JoAnn on Aug 13, 2018

      Yes, they will be new, haven’t bought them yet, thought top loading would be best, and mabey a flip top lid over them, and enclosed the rest with something. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Aug 13, 2018

    Do you have enough wall space to have the table top lift up? Even if you did that would be awkward,it would be too wide, to lift and lower. Maybe if you had 2halves that lifted to the sides, when they come down the rest on the appliances for sturdiness. And the easiest to hide would be curtains either, across the entire wash area, or dphalf curtains attached to the fold up tables.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 14, 2018

    So, just to make sure that I understand the situation- you are going to purchase a new washer and dryer, both being top loading? Do the lids open to the back, or to one side? Will the lids of both the washer and the dryer open to the correct side when the two appliances are placed side by side?

    I am not sure why you feel that top loading machines would be best if you want a flip counter top above both of them. If they were both front loading you could easily attach a length of wall to wall laminate counter top.

    What are the dimensions of the space that you have? Is there perhaps not enough depth to the room to allow for the front loading machine doors to swing open? To construct either an enclosing cabinet with counter top, doors or another scheme to hide the appliances will require sturdy walls to anchor the hardware into.

    Would it be possible to post a picture of the space where the machines will be going into? That way we could see more clearly what sort of structure there may be already in the space that you have to work with.

    • JoAnn JoAnn on Aug 14, 2018

      There’s is room eanough, mabey front loading would work better. Don’t want curtains to hide them but don’t want to hire a carpenter, to expense! Thanks for the help, if you get any more ideas send them.👍 thanks.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 14, 2018

    May I suggest that you check into space-saving integrated washer and dryer units? These are the height of lower cabinets and are designed to be installed inside, similar to a built-in dishwasher. I do not know where you are located. These are more common in the UK rather than the large free-standing separate washer and dryers prevalent in North America.

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 04, 2021

    Hi JoAnn,

    Build an enclosed cupboard? Use a folding Screen? Curtain them off?