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Six Ways to Hide a Washer and Dryer in Your Kitchen

Aug 05, 2022

A hand opening a washer in a hidden place like a kitchen.

If you're like most people, you probably don't want your washer and dryer on display for all to see. They're unsightly, and they take up a lot of space. But where do you put them? The laundry room is usually the logical place, but if you don't have one — or if it's already overflowing with other stuff — you may be forced to cram your washer and dryer into the kitchen. This can be a real challenge, especially if you don’t have a lot of extra space to begin with! In this article, we’ll discuss six ways to hide your appliances so that they blend in nicely with your kitchen setup. With a little creativity, you’ll be discreetly washing clothes in your kitchen in no time!

1. Build a cabinet around them

One way to hide a washer and dryer in your kitchen is to build a cabinet around them. This will not only conceal your appliances, but a large cabinet could potentially also provide extra storage space in your kitchen. You can either build the cabinet yourself, or hire a professional to do it for you.

2. Buy a washer and dryer that are the same color as your cabinets

If you have wood cabinets in your kitchen, then you can buy a washer and dryer with a wood finish to match your cabinets. This will make it so that your appliances blend in with your kitchen and are less noticeable. Likewise, if your kitchen has a lot of white subway tile, buy a shiny white washer and dryer and they’ll fit right in!

3. Place them behind an island or other large furniture piece

If you have an island in your kitchen, you can place your washer and dryer behind it. This will hide your appliances from view and also provide extra counter space for prep work or dining.

4. Utilize Closet or Pantry Space

Another way to hide a washer and dryer in your kitchen is to utilize closet or pantry space. If you have a spare closet in your kitchen, you can use it to store your washer and dryer, if there’s space. Or, if you have a walk-in pantry, you can put your appliances in there!

5. Use a washer and dryer cover or enclosure

If you don't want to or can't make any changes to your kitchen, then you can use a washer and dryer cover or enclosure. These products are made to fit over your washer and dryer, and they come in a variety of colors and styles.

6. Paint the appliances to match your walls or cabinets

If you want to get really creative, you can paint your washer and dryer to match your walls or cabinets. This will make them virtually invisible, and it’s a great way to add a pop of color to your kitchen. Painting will also protect your appliances from scratches and dings.

How Can Acima Leasing Help?

If you're in the market for a new washer and dryer set, Acima Leasing can help! We offer flexible lease-to-own options at a retailer near you that make it easy for you to take home the appliances you need. And our terms are flexible, so you can make manageable lease renewal payments* that work for you. If you make the number of payments defined under your lease or exercise an option to purchase it early, at a discount, it’s yours! If you find that you don’t need your appliance, you can return it in good condition at any time without further obligation. Find a retailer near you, and see how Acima Leasing can help you get the appliances you are looking for.

Common Questions About Washers and Dryers

How long do washers and dryers last?

The average lifespan of a washer is 10 years, and the average lifespan of a dryer is 13 years (1). However, these numbers will vary depending on the brand, model and type of washer and dryer.

How much do washers and dryers cost?

The average price of a washer can range from $250 to $2,050, and the average price of a dryer goes from $200 up to $1,750 (2). However, these prices can vary widely depending on the brand, model and features of the washer and dryer.

How heavy are washers and dryers?

The average weight of a washer is around 170 pounds, and the average weight of a dryer is about 124 pounds (3). However, these weights can vary depending on the brand, model and size of the washer and dryer.

What should you look for when buying a washer and dryer set?

When it comes to buying a washer and dryer set, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. The first is the size of your home. If you have a small home, then you'll obviously want to get a smaller washer and dryer. The next thing you need to consider is your budget. Washers and dryers can range in price from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Finally, you need to decide what features are important to you. Some washers and dryers come with special features like a steam cycle or energy-saving settings. Others come with basic features like a washing cycle and a drying cycle. Choose a washer and dryer that have the features that fit your specific space and lifestyle.

Still have questions on how Acima Leasing can help you shop for the appliances you need? Read more here or on our FAQ page to learn more.

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