What is an ironing board cabinet?
An ironing board cabinet or ironing board cupboard is the housing for a hideaway ironing board or in-wall ironing board. These are ideal for using when you don’t have the space required to store and use a folding ironing board. They avoid having an unsightly over-the-door ironing board in plain view while you are at home or entertaining family members and friends. If you’re a skilled DIY’er, installing an ironing board cupboard is a great project to get involved in.
Organization and tidiness are two other key benefits you can enjoy when you have and use an ironing board cabinet. When you have a small living space, keeping things neat and tidy isn’t always as easy as you might think. Not having enough square footage in your apartment or home means that you may have to adjust to cramped living, a factor that built-in ironing boards or wall-mounted ironing boards stored in an ironing board cupboard will help you overcome.
Installing an ironing board cabinet
Installing a pull-out ironing board and ironing board cabinet is not as difficult as you might think. However, you should have a little more than just basic DIY skills because you are going to have to cut out a wall and then mount that ironing board cabinet and whichever one of the numerous built-in ironing boards available on the market today. There are three critical elements that are necessary when it comes to installing the cabinet and mounting your hideaway ironing board including:
- ample amount of floor space
- electric outlet in close proximity to the cabinet
- sufficient wall space
Additionally, you want to make sure that you have two wall studs (typically spaced 16” apart) to securely mount the ironing board cabinet. Another key consideration is the mounting height of the cabinet. This requires sufficient measuring based on the right height so that when the person folds down and uses their in-wall ironing board, it won’t be sitting too high or too low for working in a comfortable position.
Where to purchase an ironing board cupboard
The major home improvement stores (Home Depot, Lowes etc.) oftentimes carry kits for installing an ironing board cupboard and wall mount ironing board. Searching online enables you to find the right kit for the job as well as finding a store locally that carries an assortment of ironing board cabinet kits.