How to hide washer Hook Ups?

by Mac25093204
I want to hide the washer hook ups. It stands 54 inches tall which is code we were told. Any suggestions?
q hiding washer hook ups
  11 answers
  • Shawn Shawn on Jun 18, 2017
    I would install a shelf at height of w/d and then backless shelves or cabinets on top to cover all your wires and hoses.

  • Darlene Clonts Darlene Clonts on Jun 18, 2017
    build a box with the bottom open and the back out ,we build rvs and we do this to cover wires for safety it looks really nice

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    • Norris720 Norris720 on Jun 18, 2017
      Mach1toenvyHometalker - You can find your wall studs with and electronic stud finder. If you are a another is to pound your wall with a hammer and listen for the hard thud sound. Take a small nail about 2" and nail into the wall to be sure there is a stud where you heard the, "Thud". Measure over from this point 16" and you will find the next stud. (some homes this may be 12") After you have built your box or shelves, it must have a cleat or strong backing to nail or screw into the stud. (I prefer screws.) look on You Tube videos on Hanging /Installing cabinets.

  • Melissa A Arrington Melissa A Arrington on Jun 18, 2017
    I would build a shelf to cover it. Use the shelf for washing supplies and maybe a basket for all the pocket goodies you find. Then front the area between the top of the washer and the shelf with plywood, paint to complement your decor and mount some clothespins to it. Use the clothespins to hold single socks until you find their mate.

    I wouldn't secure the shelf directly to the wall but mount a board, instead, above the hoses and then secure your shelf to that board so that you can easily remove it to get to the pipes, hoses, and valves.

  • Faith Rosborough Faith Rosborough on Jun 18, 2017
    I was thinking along the same line as Melissa.

  • Linda Linda on Jun 18, 2017
    They sell white wire shelves specifically for the top of your washer & dryer at Lowes and Home Depot, of course they're see thru but if you lay some fabric on them it will not only hide the hookups, add some color and you can take it off and wash it. The shelves by themselves get really dusty being above the dryer

  • Jamie Jamie on Jun 18, 2017
    I would make something out of wood to put there! You can make the top of it a shelf for detergent or something like that but have it drop down below the shelf to completely go over the water hook ups etc.

  • Gary Gordon Gary Gordon on Jun 18, 2017
    Obviously these people above aren't looking at the pic. Anything that sticks out like shelves or cupboards would not work. It would impeed the machine controls and obstruct them from being properly seen. My suggestion is to get a nice curtain rod and hang it near the ceiling and get some nice curtains of your taste and hang them covering the hose attachments and any other eyesores on the wall. And later, you can always hang thins over the curtains to give it character.

    • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jun 19, 2017
      My thoughts exactly on the simple solution of hanging a curtain rod then covering the eyesores back there with a solid fabric curtain to go down below the machine can purchase a panel or two to cut it to fit length wise where it covers all of those wall things and just drop it below the top of the machines. If you choose, you can still install the white wire shelf above to store all cleaning supplies...we have the shelf builder installed for many years and it works just fine for us~ Best of Luck!

  • Gary Gordon Gary Gordon on Jun 18, 2017
    My phone misspelled things and replaced it with "thins". 😐 sorry

  • Lucille Clark Lucille Clark on Jun 18, 2017
    I had the same issue ! Now I love my laundry room !

  • Darlene Clonts Darlene Clonts on Jun 18, 2017
    you will need at least a 3/4 inch piece of wood measured across to cover the length of all the hoses. On that piece of wood underneath it attach two L brackets one on each end of the 3/4 wood about an inch from the edge then screw in on each end two more pieces of wood screwed to the top piece then attach it to the wall where the L brackets are if your having trouble give me your e mail and ill see if I can send you some kind of diagram

  • MahtaMouse MahtaMouse on Jun 20, 2017
    I hung a short cafe length curtain over mine (about 15-18" long). They hang just below the washer and part in the middle to make it easier to access the wiring for "just in case". I also used leftover fabric remnants, but you could easily buy inexpensive kitchen curtains.

    Incidentally, when the neighbor was reno'g her kitchen, I nabbed 2 cabinets... one shorter than the other (above the 'fridge cab)... and hung them over my washer and dryer. I then hung my curtains from a tension rod under the shorter cabinet, between the longer cabinet and the wall.