Love It Or List It Shows Us An Easy Way To Hide A Washer & Dryer In The Bathroom

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Washers and dryers are incredibly useful appliances, but they often take away from the aesthetic appeal of a home. This is especially true for homes that do not have enough space to tuck the bulky machines away in a laundry room. Many homeowners install their washer and dryer in their bathroom. However, this design choice can prevent the space from feeling luxe and spa-like. Luckily, an episode of HGTV's "Love it or List it" revealed that you can simply hang a curtain in front of your washer and dryer to hide them out of sight (via YouTube).

If your washer and dryer hookups are in your bathroom, give this easy DIY a try to transform the space. This tip is great for homeowners, but it is also renter-friendly because it does not require any renovations. All you need is a shower rod and a curtain of your choice. These materials are super affordable and easy to install. Who knew that you could hide your washer and dryer hookups out of sight without spending thousands of dollars?

Hang a curtain to cover your washer and dryer

In the "Love it or List it" clip, Hilary Farr shows the family her simple solution to their exposed washer and dryer in their bathroom. The long curtain fits perfectly in front of the stackable washer and dryer installed in a section of the room. If your washer and dryer are positioned side by side, simply purchase a wider curtain to cover the appliances.

Before moving forward with this DIY project, you will need to take measurements of the space that holds your washer and dryer. This will help you shop for the correct size curtain and rod. If you would like for your appliances to blend in with the rest of the room, you might want to select a curtain that is the same color as your bathroom walls. It could also serve as a statement piece instead for those who prefer something eye-catching. In this case, select a brightly-colored curtain or something with a fun pattern.

Other ways to hide your washer and dryer

Installing doors is one of the most popular ways to hide washers and dryers. However, this is not always an option for homeowners with limited space or those on a budget. Thankfully, the "Love it or List it" curtain tip is just one of the many methods you can use to keep these machines tucked away. If you have enough space in your bathroom, you might want to consider placing a room separator in front of your washer and dryer. You can easily move it out of the way when it is time to do laundry, and sit it back in place once you are done. The VARHAUG room divider from IKEA is a great neutral-colored option that would work well in many spaces.

For stackable washers and dryers installed in a closet-like space without a door, like the area featured in the "Love it or List it" clip, the Accordion Door from Amazon might be a good fit. It is priced at only $63.99. You may need to install a track and make other modifications to the doorway around your appliances. However, keep in mind that this is still likely more affordable and easier than a standard door installation.