The Major Benefit Of Adding A Pedestal To Your Laundry Room For Easy Washing

The mundane yet essential task of doing the laundry is a chore that many of us view as a necessary evil — bending, lifting, sorting, folding. It can be tiresome, time-consuming, and a significant source of physical strain. But what if there was a way to transform this wearisome routine into an effortless, even enjoyable experience? The secret? Incorporating a pedestal into your laundry room. The use of a pedestal could revolutionize your laundry experience. Not only does it elevate your washing and drying machines for easy access, but it also makes your laundry room more organized and aesthetically pleasing. 

There are several options if you want to give your laundry area a little bit of elegance from a well-designed pedestal. You can choose from a wide range of styles available at big box stores, like Amazon and Home Depot, or if you have some moderate DIY skills, you could create one that matches the aesthetic of your home. This post will show you how adding a pedestal to your laundry room may change the game, and includes a step-by-step tutorial for making a straightforward laundry pedestal.

Maximizing comfort and convenience

Pedestals, generally around 10-16 inches, are designed to lift your washer and dryer, reducing the need for bending or stooping. They make your machines much more accessible, a benefit that you'll appreciate every time you handle laundry. Bending may seem insignificant, but it can take a toll on your back and joints over time, according to Medical News Today. By raising your machines to a comfortable height, pedestals reduce physical strain and turn laundry tasks into a breeze, ensuring you approach each laundry day with ease and comfort.

But a pedestal does more than just heighten your machines. Have you ever found yourself hunting for detergent, bleach, or fabric softener just when you are ready to start a wash? A pedestal can solve that problem too. Many laundry pedestals come with built-in storage drawers, providing an ideal place to stash your laundry supplies. Your new pedestal drawer becomes a hub for everything you need, from detergents and fabric softeners to dryer sheets and stain removers. You'll have all of your laundry necessities in one place, conveniently within reach whenever you need them. 

Having a more organized laundry room makes your laundry routine smoother and saves you time, leaving more room in your day for the things you truly enjoy. Additionally, pedestals enhance the aesthetic appeal of your laundry room. Their modern style and range of colors can match your decor and offer your laundry room a polished, put-together appearance. 

How to build a basic laundry pedestal

You'll need 2-inch by 4-inch wood, plywood, screws, wood glue, sandpaper, paint or stain, a circular saw, a drill, a jigsaw, a tape measure, and a level. Start by taking a measurement of the washer's and dryer's width and length. Next, cut two 2 by 4 pieces to the pedestal's length and two more to the pedestal's breadth. These will be the front, back, and sides. Next, build a frame and attach 4 legs cat at your desired height. Make sure the legs are square and level, then cut the plywood. The length and width should be about 58.5 and 35 inches.

The plywood should next be secured to the frame with wood glue and screws. To avoid the plywood breaking, make sure to pre-drill the screw holes. After that, screw the braces into the interior of the frame, which will give the pedestal strength. Finally, sand the pedestal smooth and stain or paint it to your desired finish. To customize the piece, you can add shelves, drawers, baskets, or other features that will make it more functional.