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Buying Guide: Ironing Board Holders, Organizers, and Ironing Stations
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Buying Guide: Ironing Board Holders, Organizers, and Ironing Stations

An introduction and overview of the different styles of ironing holders, organizers, and cabinets available.

For an economical and simple solution, a wall-mount or over-the-door ironing holder will get an ironing board off the floor and neatly tucked away.

A more advanced ironing board storage solution involves installing a cabinet or drawer ironing board to create an efficient and stealth ironing workstation.

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Wall-Mounted Ironing Board Holders

example – Brabantia Iron Store

Pros: A wall-mount ironing organizer is an economical way to hang all sizes of ironing boards, and possibly an iron too.

Can be positioned anywhere on a flat wall, or door, and needs little space which makes for near limitless placement and mounting options.

Cons: What fits can be confusing. For iron storage, read product descriptions carefully or contact the manufacturer to confirm what size of iron is compatible.

Installation: Tools needed: tape measure, level, and drill. Wall anchors may be included, if not, select the appropriate wall anchors.

What to know: The hanger hooks are best suited for ironing boards with “T” legs or legs that have a crossbar. Ironing boards with “Y” shaped legs may not fit, as in the Brabantia example shown, or will only pressure fit between wide stance hanger hooks, which may not be secure, or may not work with holders that have flimsy hooks that are easily spread apart.


Over-the-Door Ironing Board Holders

example – Rayen 2100.10

Pros: Adding iron and ironing board storage doesn’t get any easier than this. Plus, there are no holes in walls or doors.

Cons: The over-the-door hanger bracket is visible on both sides of the door.

When closing the door, if the gap between the door and door frame is too narrow, the bracket will mar the door frame finish and possibly dent the wood.

Installation: Some over-the-door ironing holders may require assembly.

What to know: The hanger hooks are best suited for ironing boards with “T” legs or legs that have a crossbar. Ironing boards with “Y” shaped legs may not fit, as in the Brabantia example shown, or will only pressure fit between wide stance hanger hooks, which may not be secure, or may not work with holders that have flimsy hooks that are easily spread apart.

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Wall-Mounted Ironing Board Cabinets

example – Household Essentials Stow Away

Pros: A fully equipped ironing cabinet offers much more than just ironing board and iron storage, features can include: swiveling ironing board, work light, power outlets, mirrored door, garment bar.

See also – Iron-A-Way Ironing Cabinet Comparison

Cons: Expensive and may be challenging to install. Board sizes are limited.

Installation: Ironing cabinets that are recessed into the wall require cutting a hole in the drywall and fitting between wall studs. Iron-A-Way provides a installation overview video on what to expect, but they also offer a surface mount kit if wanted. The FAQ section by Iron-A-Way is a recommended read to answer further questions about what is involved with installing an ironing cabinet.

What to know: Ironing cabinets with built-in power outlets will require wiring. Wall modifications may be necessary to fit the ironing cabinet perfectly between wall studs.


Drawer Pull-out Ironing Boards

example – Asko Hidden Helper

Pros: Have the convenience of an ironing board stored right in the space of your lower laundry or bath cabinet drawer.

Cons: Expensive and may be challenging to install. Board sizes are limited.

Installation: Some models may install like a standard drawer, e.g. Rev-A-Shelf and Hafele. The Asko brand (example shown) is it’s own complete box that can be directly mounted to the top of an Asko brand front load washer, installed between a top load washer and dryer, or used as part of a modular setup with other Hidden Helpers pull-outs and covered with a countertop – view pdf instructions.

What to know: All types of drawer pull-out ironing boards fold in the middle to allow for a larger ironing board that otherwise wouldn’t fit in the confines of standard cabinet and appliance depths.


Slat Wall Panel Laundry & Utility Kits

example – storeWALL Wall Panels

Pros: Slat wall panels allow an array of hooks, baskets, cabinets, and accessories to create an individualized and optimized ironing and laundry workspace.

Cons: Expensive and may be challenging to install.

Installation: There are two common installation methods, (1) screw the panel directly to wall studs or (2) install rails to wall studs then fit the panel to the rails.

What to know: For simplicity and cost savings, using a single wall gear track (screwed to wall studs) will be ample enough to hang an ironing board and store an iron, along with a few basic ironing accessories.

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