I always knew that when I finally got a front loading washer and dryer I would want a pedestal for them. Well when we moved into our new home we also got that front loading washer and dryer. It took a few months to get around to the pedestal part though. Then one day my hubby and I decided it was time and before I knew it he had it built. I was inspired by the washer and dryer pedestal from Ana White. However we did need to alter ours to fit our laundry room.
We have built in cabinets in our laundry room, which are awesome for storage. This meant that we couldn’t make the pedestal too high, so we decided to forgo the bottom shelf. We just had the legs go straight to the floor instead of attaching to another shelf.
Another change we made to the original plans was the position of the legs. We decided to have the 4×4 posts go all the way to the top of the shelf instead of just being attached by a bracket. With the bottom shelf gone we figured that this would make the whole pedestal more stable. The legs are a little more pushed back in ours but almost unnoticeable.
Other than having the door opening at the perfect height now, the main reason I wanted a pedestal was to have a home for the laundry baskets. We were always sticking empty laundry baskets in corners to get them out of the way with no real place to keep them. Not to mention the dirty towels, sheets, and random clothes that my kids shed throughout the house. Now everything has a home! The baskets and now I have spots for those random items awaiting laundering. I added some vinyl (cut with my silhouette) to the front of the pedestal to make it easier on everyone. But let’s be honest….I’ll still find piles just outside the baskets.
I absolutely love the washer and dryer pedestal and a HUGE thank you to my hubby for helping with the build. It’s been a home improvement dream come true. What can I say? This is the way to a DIY girl’s heart!!!
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