44 Traditional Ironing Boards

An ironing board is something that you really don’t miss until it’s gone. The silent crusader behind wrinkle-free clothes everywhere, it is the ironing board that creates the perfect working surface for hot irons, post-laundry folding sessions, and other laundry and housekeeping needs requiring a flat workable surface. Believe it or not, there are a few factors to consider before purchasing a new ironing board, and before you do, take some time to consider them. More 
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Would I like a portable or built-in ironing board?


If you have the wall space, and will only need to iron in one space, consider a built in ironing board. They are space-savers, and are great for homes with limited floorspace. Kits are available as well as professional installation. If you prefer the option of mobility, the traditional portable ironing board is always a great bet. Available in full and tabletop sizes, this type of ironing board allows you the option of ironing anywhere and from multiple angles.

Do I need a full size or tabletop ironing board?


If you have the space, full size ironing boards, save time and frustration. The more surface area you have, the easier it is to get a smooth and wrinkle-free result. Tabletop ironing boards, on the other hand, are extremely portable and the best option for dorm rooms or other confining spaces. If you have a desk or other flat surface, they simply unfold, sit on top, and are ready to go. The downside to these versions is that they tend to be a lot smaller in surface area and therefore are much more difficult to iron larger garments or textiles smoothly.

How do I pick out my ironing board cover?


The final and potentially most fun portion of buying an ironing board is picking a decorative cover. Make sure that you have the measurements of your selected ironing board, and then showcase your design personality with a graphic and decorative cover that really adds a personal touch to the laundry room.
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