Solutions on Ironing Boards for Small Spaces
Small ironing boards are a must today, because even with all of today's permanent press fabrics, if a person wants to look their very best, there are times when ironing has to be done.
When occupying the small apartment, home or places like a dorm room, floor space is of the essence.
Due to this, many styles of ironing boards have been introduced to suit the individual needs of the user. Check out our list of options in order to figure out which one will be the best fit for your small space.
Wall-Mounted Ironing BoardsThe wall-mounted ironing board can be attached to any free wall in your residence.
If you own your home, or have the permission of your landlord, this model can be installed and be hidden completely away when not in use.
The main advantage of these style ironing boards is the total lack of space needed for installation.
These small ironing boards can be placed on any wall area of your choosing. Installing the wall-mounted board is quite easy for proper placement in the wall.
Over-the-Door Ironing BoardsMost over-the-door ironing boards that were intended for use in small spaces, have failed to meet adequate standards for durability and ease of operation for consumers.
However, there are some worth considering that are great alternatives if you want something similar to a wall-mounted solution that will be save on floor space and work well as a hidden option behind a door.
Hang these small ironing boards on just about any door your see fit: closet door, bathroom door, bedroom door and if your laundry room has a door, you can place it there too.
However, don't forget that where you hang it necessarily where you have to do your laundry. You can easily hang it on one door as a storage solution and move it to another if you like the idea of doing your ironing in a specific room on any given day.
Tabletop Ironing BoardsTable-top ironing boards are particularly useful in the smallest of places.
Unlike the standard models, these come with short legs that allow it to be placed on any flat surface such as a tabletop or desk.
When not in use, the legs of this ironing board lay flat against the back of the ironing board for ease of storage and portability.
When it comes to small ironing boards, these would undoubtedly top the list as it also is smaller in size than the full size models which make it ideal for a number of small spaces.
Ironing Blankets, Mats and PadsThere's a simple solution to living in a small home and having no spare room to set up an ironing board and that is the ironing mat. Ironing mats require no installation and can be used on any flat surface in the home. Storage is not a problem because ironing mats can be stored just about anywhere you choose to place them.
These silicone mats withstand a high amount of heat so the worry of scorching the surface has now become obsolete and these mats do not require a cover of any kind.
Whenever travel plans are in your future, the ironing mat can be taken along with ease, so you always look your best wherever you are.
If your mat becomes soiled, it can be cleaned in the washing machine or even the dishwasher. Nothing could be simpler to use when limited space negates the use of a standard-sized board.
I have yet to hear anyone say they loved the chore of ironing, but with new and innovative products like this it makes chores much easier.
Hanging Ironing BoardsHanging ironing boards work wonders when you need an ironing board that can be easily stowed away in a closet. These are perfect for dorms or when you're sharing a room and using the typical storage place for an iron is impossible.
In addition, being quick and easy to install, they can be attached to almost any surface in any part of the home that you see fit. If you want to consider hanging them elsewhere, they may also be hung on a doorknob.
Also consider pairing them up with an over-the-door rack. Place an over-the-door rack over any door and then hang the ironing board on one of the hooks. And voila! You've got an ironing board that hangs on the back of the door.
The hanging ironing board is a great hide-away option if you are extremely limited on space.
Folding Ironing BoardsThe folding ironing board is the standard type that can be purchased in any department store.
A small handle on the reverse of the board releases the mechanism that holds the legs in place when the board is being used. When the task has been completed, the same handle releases the legs and allows them to be folded against the back of the ironing board.
Even these full size units are nice for use in small spaces because when the legs are folded it takes up very little room and can be stored in a space only a few inches wide.
If you don't want to store small ironing boards on the floor, a space-efficient way to store them is to use a wall-mounted ironing board holder or an over-the-door ironing board holder.
Drawer Ironing BoardsWhoever it was that came up with this idea for ironing boards for small spaces had to be an absolute genius. How clever it is to hide an ironing board inside a drawer.
Being somewhat shorter than a standard board, these small ironing boards will still provide a sufficient amount of ironing space. The easy to follow instructions allow for installation in just about any drawer.
The mechanism is such that upon opening the drawer, the ironing board pops up for use. Shut the drawer and no one would know that it what lay inside.