It’s there but you can’t see it: tips for hiding a washing machine in the bathroom

Four stylish, creative ways to hide the washing machine.

It’s a commonly recurring request: hiding a washing machine in the bathroom arises when there is no space for a laundry room in the house and the appliance must be kept out of sight for aesthetic reasons.

Which cabinets best do the job of camouflaging a washing machine?

Before diving into the more practical aspects, let’s start with a simple fact that is not always considered: not all washing machines are designed for built-in installation. This means that, firstly, free-standing washing machines are much bigger, and secondly, they are likely to create too much condensation if integrated into a closed cabinet. So before looking for a cabinet to hide your washing machine, check that your appliance is designed for built-in installation.

That being said, here is a list of bathroom furnishing solutions that easily accommodate a washing machine and keep it out of sight. 

Laundry rooms have been the topic of a number of our blog posts. Take a look at some of our must-read posts that cover various aspects:

>  Organizing a mini laundry in the bathroom

> Invisible laundry: how to fit into a bathroom

> Indispensable accessories for a bathroom/laundry

#1
Closed washing machine cabinet: how to fit it into a bathroom

It may not be easy to fit a washing machine into a small bathroom. However, if there is no alternative, the best solution is to hide it inside a specially designed floor-standing unit with two hinged doors.  

Washing machines come in a standard size or in compact, space-saving versions. Based on their depth, they can be housed inside a specially designed unit that can sit next to the washbasin vanity unit or other closed or open units.

The base unit with two doors provides a clever way to make the washing machine disappear into the bathroom décor: in the photo: linear, modern Smyle base units with distinctive grip profiles.

The Smyle furnishing collection includes a 70×87.5cm washing machine base unit available 50, 60 or 65cm deep, which can be combined with other base units of varying widths (35, 40, 60 or 90 cm). Browse our comprehensive selection of base units and find the one that’s best for your washing machine!

Easy, casual style: furnish your bathroom with the Smyle collection
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Modern bathroom furnishing collections include a variety of stylish base units specifically designed to be used as utility closets for cleaning supplies, brooms, shoes, washing machines, tumble dryers, etc., making it possible to camouflage the washing machine in the bathroom décor.

The base unit with two hinged doors is a smart, elegant solution to keep the washing machine discreetly hidden from view, making it practically invisible. The cabinets next to the base unit, available suspended or floor-standing, can be used for storing everyday laundry products. 

The base unit with two doors provides a clever way to make the washing machine disappear into the bathroom décor: in the photo: cabinets from the elegant, timeless Dressy collection with framed doors and practical handles.

The Dressy furnishing collection includes a 70×87.5cm washing machine base unit available 50, 60 or 65cm deep, which can be combined with other base units of varying widths (35, 40, 60 or 90 cm). Browse our comprehensive selection of base units and find the one that’s best for your washing machine!

Modern and traditional at the same time: hide your washing machine in a cabinet from the Dressy collection
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#2
Washing machine housing unit: a hide-away mini laundry

If you can use the full height of the room, you can opt for a tall cabinet that will hide your washing machine and can also be fitted with practical shelves and organizers for keeping all of your laundry essentials neatly organized.

A mini laundry in the bathroom: how to hide the washing machine, tumble dryer and laundry essentials in a single tall laundry cabinet. We discussed this in detail and presented a number of solutions from the Spazio Time collection in this blog post.

#3
Place your washing machine out of sight in a niche or recess

If the layout of the bathroom allows it, you can use existing niches or recesses to hide your laundry appliances and laundry room essentials. In this case, bathroom cabinets can also be built into a niche (make sure you measure the space correctly otherwise you may not be able to fit the cabinets or even open their doors). Sometimes the niche or recess is found in a bath anteroom, where you can keep everything that does not fit into the bathroom: again, everything is perfectly organized and hidden from view. 

#4
Purchase a stylish washing machine (and fit it inside a designer cabinet)

In conclusion, hiding the washing machine is often a necessity, but there’s one last option that should be considered: fitting the washing machine only partly inside a cabinet, especially if it is not designed for built-in installation. 

It’s a sort of hybrid solution: the cabinet surround separates and organizes the space heightwise, but there are no doors or other fixed closing systems. For a touch of country-chic style you can use curtain panels made of linen or other natural fabrics to keep everything out of sight.

Another example from the Spazio Time collection: the washing machine and tumble dryer are on view, but the internal space is cleverly organized with open shelves and deep drawers.

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What’s your impression? We have examined numerous solutions for hiding the washing machine in the bathroom, ranging from fully closed to hybrid options: now it’s up to you to find the one that best suits your specific requirements. Look for one of our dealers nearest to you and check for yourself how you can organize your mini laundry room! 

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