Board storage, especially in a small apartment, is a real pain. Behind the door, behind the curtain, by the sofa — everyone gets out as best they can. We tell you how to hide an ironing board in the interior of even a small apartment.
Ideas for placement
— Hide in the mirror
— Put in a utility closet
— Make a chest of drawers
— Carefully hang
— Fit in wardrobe
In fact, finding a place to store an ironing board is easy. Almost any narrow and high niche will do. The catch is that it is not very convenient to carry it. Moreover, good models usually weigh a lot.
The first thing to start looking for a place to store is to analyze your own habits. That’s what the designers say.
When you have determined the room, you can choose the method.
This is a folding design that is hidden in a niche behind a small cabinet or mirror. The second option is more aesthetic and functional. An analogue will be a niche for household items, it can be designed even at the stage of repair. In this case, it would be good to provide not only a place for an ironing table, but also for other accessories: an iron, a bucket or a mop.
You can place a locker or mirror almost anywhere, even in the common area. The main plus is that they do not spoil the interior, and the home can iron clothes in any chosen place: from the kitchen or living room to the corridor. In addition, the design itself is easy to fold and unfold.
An important point at the repair stage is to hold an electrical outlet near the chosen place.
A good solution if the area of u200bu200bthe house or apartment allows. Under household items, you can take a whole closet. This option is very popular in European countries.
Usually a piece of furniture has two sections: in the first, in addition to the table, there are tall objects such as a mop and a vacuum cleaner. And in the second — shelves with detergents and accessories for cleaning.
The advantages of the solution are obvious: a clear organization, you always know where to find everything for cleaning. But the downside is that the closet is unlikely to be installed where you want to iron. Most often they are equipped in corridors and hallways.
This is not the most obvious way to store an ironing board. But, when there is no place at all, it is equipped on a chest of drawers.
The main advantage is that such an item does not take up much space, and when folded it looks quite nice. Plus, it is a stable design, unlike fragile retractable systems.
In such a chest of drawers, you can equip a place for dirty or clean linen, iron drawers and accessories for washing and ironing. And if the legs of the chest of drawers are equipped with wheels, then it will become mobile.
You can build such a system with your own hands, in any style that you like.
An option for both small compact ironing boards and full-fledged models.
Such a support can be made almost anywhere. When deciding where to store your ironing board in a small apartment, pay attention to the walls. This is the most obvious option. In this case, an iron shelf can be equipped above the hooks. You can hide the entire system behind a screen, a door or a heavy curtain — it depends on the storage location.
Simpler models can be hung behind a wardrobe door or an interior door. If they periodically catch your eye, we recommend paying attention to the cover. Sew some cute items that will decorate not only the device itself, but also the interior. They will not stand out with an ugly print.
Storing your ironing board in a closet is the most professional solution in terms of design. The photo shows examples in laundry and dressing rooms, but you can equip such a system in a regular closet like a compartment for clothes somewhere in the hallway.
Let us immediately outline the disadvantages of such a system. First, it’s the price. A dressing room with individual compartments will have to be ordered.
Secondly, the impossibility of transferring the structure. It is built into the shelf, it will not work to remove it from there. Thirdly, such a model cannot be called universal. It is not easy to iron bed linen on it, for this you will have to acquire a larger item. Although many still argue about the need for ironing. Yes, and most prefer to use a steamer for this, rather than an iron.
Such a system is suitable for removing creases on clothes and steaming several shirts or dresses. The installation of an additional support in the upper part will partially cope with the strengthening.