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What Are Laundry Pedestals?

The laundry pedestal is used under front loading washers and dryers to lift them off the ground and make loading and unloading easier. A laundry pedestal may also come with a drawer for storing your detergent and other laundry supplies.

There are laundry pedestals both with and without integrated storage, as well as pedestal washers with a smaller compartment for doing smaller loads.

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What Is the Height of a Washer and Dryer Pedestal?


The pedestals of a washer and dryer are generally between 10 inches (25 cm) and 16 inches (40 cm) tall. A pedestal’s height is affected by features like its brand, storage drawer, and washing function.

Does the Pedestal Have to Be the Same Brand?


When buying laundry pedestals, you should match the brand to your washer and dryer, just as you would for stackable washers and dryers. There are laundry pedestals that may be universal, but other features and characteristics can differ between brands, such as the pedestal’s dimensions, colour/finish and weight limit.

Laundry Pedestals: Pros and Cons


You might be wondering: are washer pedestals worth it? Here are some of the pros and cons to consider.

  • It makes loading and unloading the laundry easier
  • It can provide additional storage space 
  • It does not require additional floor space


  • The pedestal is not designed for top load washers, which are harder to load and unload when on a pedestal

What Can I Store in a Laundry Pedestal?


Washer and dryer storage drawers are often used to store things like:

  • Your favourite detergents or stain removers 
  • Washing machine cleaners
  • Fabric softener
  • Scrub brushes
  • Dryer sheets
  • Clothespins
  • Dryer balls
Pro Tip: Not all pedestals come with a laundry drawer. Verify your pedestal has a laundry drawer
before purchasing.

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