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What is a washer platform?

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A washer platform is simply a pedestal for a washer to rest on. Raising the level of a front-loading washer makes using the machine more ergonomic.

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Using a front-loading washer can be hard on a person's knees and back because the washer door sits low on the ground and using the machine requires constant bending and lifting. A platform elevating the washer helps minimize the exertion involved.

A washer platform also provides space beneath the appliance for laundry bins or other storage. The Contractor Kurt website provides illustrated instructions on how to build a sturdy, attractive washer platform for less than $500 as of February 2015.

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