Stands for washers and dryers are available at The Home Depot, Best Buy and Sears, as of 2015. The stands, also called pedestals, usually include storage drawers that are deep enough to hold bulky packages of laundry soap, fabric softener and other essentials.
Washer and dryer stands typically raise the appliances about 13 to 15 inches off the ground, allowing users to access the units without bending. It's possible to add pedestals to washers and dryers at any time, although utility hookups may have to be modified to accommodate the appliances' new height. Pedestals are available in several exterior finishes to match the colors of the washers and dryers.