Useful Laundry Pedestal In Your Laundry Room
A laundry pedestal is an accessory that goes underneath your front-load washer or dryer. The most basic laundry pedestal is a simple platform upon which a washer or dryer stands. More complex types of laundry pedestals feature drawers or storage shelves for laundry accessories, which can serve the dual purpose of making laundry more ergonomically efficient while de-cluttering the nearby space. Laundry pedestals are sometimes made to fit specific brands or types of washing machines, while others are more universal. Installation is usually the hardest part about using a laundry pedestal. For safety, a laundry pedestal must be somehow anchored to the machine it supports. This can require some heavy lifting, as well as a degree of technical precision. Most of the time, a laundry machine must be moved aside before a laundry pedestal can be installed. The pedestal is then situated on the floor, and the machine lifted to sit on top. Most laundry pedestals attach to machines with bolts, rods, or screws. Others use simple adhesive tape. In all instances, getting a laundry pedestal set up requires the strength of several people.
Laundry pedestals of all varieties are available from many washing machine manufacturers, as well as from home improvement stores. The pedestals have a tendency to be rather expensive, but more often than not, their list price includes the cost of professional installation. Shoppers who find great deals on laundry pedestals only to discover that they must reorient their appliances themselves often spend about the same amount once installation costs are factored in.