Fold-Down Drying Racks

Buy the best fold-down drying racks selected and recommended by interior designers. By Mia Jones.

There are so many reasons to love a fold-down clothes drying rack. Traditional machine dryers can sometimes shrink, stretch, or be harsh on certain fabrics. A foldable drying rack gently and safely dries fabric. They’re a great space saver as they can pull out when in use and fold away when you don’t need them. Plus, using a drying rack lets you save on your energy bills and is better for the environment. Our design team gathered eight great options together for you!

Minimalistic Chrome Pull Out Drying Rack

Minimalistic Chrome Pull Out Drying Rack

$48.99

Minimalistic Chrome Pull Out Drying Rack

Rebrilliant

$48.99

Description

What we like: Collapses for easy space saving

Not so great for: Portable drying

This accordion-style chrome wall-mounted folding drying rack can expand to offer ten drying bars in a shiny, rust-resistant metal. The slim shape, when folded, provides a modern, minimalist vibe that can blend into any room theme.

Designer Advice

Wall-mounted collapsible drying racks can be a perfect storage solution when you’re limited space for setting up a floor fold-out rack. The accordion style extends out for drying multiple items. But it can collapse against the wall for easy permanent placement. The two downsides are that you can’t move it around, and it puts holes in the wall.

What Users Say

I am in love with this !!!! Sturdy, easy to install, holds lots of clothes and saves space.

Metal Fold Down Clothes Drying Rack

Metal Fold Down Clothes Drying Rack

$36.99 $45.99

Metal Fold Down Clothes Drying Rack

Dotted Line™

$36.99 $45.99

Description

What we like is: Multiple sections for drying different pieces

Not so great for: Small spaces

This foldable clothes rack offers multiple ways to dry clothes, including a lower mesh shelf, a shoe rack, hanging space, and six-position wings of heavy-duty steel. It folds flat to store when not in use easily. 

Designer Advice

You can get folding drying racks in various materials, sizes, and styles. For example, metal racks are sturdy and capable of supporting heavy weights, making them useful for large loads and items like towels, blankets, sweaters, and jackets. And racks that can also dry shoes, small pieces, and delicates in different sections can save space and keep your laundry area tidy.

What Users Say

Easy to set up. Easy to fold and store. Sturdy with a lot of drying space.

Pull Down Drying Rack

Pull Down Drying Rack

$48.99 $101.99

Pull Down Drying Rack

Latitude Run®

$48.99 $101.99

Description

What we like: It folds flat against the wall — taking up only 2.25” inches.

What we don’t like: It doesn’t include hangers to secure the bottom of the rack to the wall for extra security.

Made from wood that’s painted white, this pull-down drying rack is compact in its depth and can support up to 30 lbs of wet laundry. This rack can be installed permanently against a wall or hung over a door without any hardware requirement. Instructions and all hanging materials are included in the packaging. 

A thick ribbon lets you decide how far from the wall you want the rack to open. If you have a narrow space or a door that might be in the way, you can adjust the length of the ribbon to suit. 

Shaker Style Fold Out Drying Rack

Shaker Style Fold Out Drying Rack

$132.99 $168.99

Shaker Style Fold Out Drying Rack

Latitude Run®

$132.99 $168.99

Description

What we like: Attractive design style.

What we don’t like: As the rack weighs 17 lbs without wet laundry, the two wall hangers provided don’t give enough support.

The attractive design style of this fold-out drying rack gives it a country-style look with its beadboard backing and cute hooks. The manufactured wood comes in off-white with black hooks or blue-gray with stainless steel hooks. With a 10” wide top shelf, you can add decorative touches to your laundry room while your clothes dry.

The accordion style lets you extend the 10 rods only as far as needed. This drying rack gets full marks for being sturdy and heavy-duty. It provides lots of room for clothes to dry and is an attractive and useful shelf and drying rack option.

Outdoor Fold Down Drying Rack

Outdoor Fold Down Drying Rack

$85 $79

Outdoor Fold Down Drying Rack

Daytek

$85 $79

Description

What we like: It lets the sun dry and deodorize your clothes.

What we don’t like: This rack requires full assembly, including the frame and rope lines.

This outdoor wall-mounted laundry drying rack features a set of glass fiber reinforced nylon wall brackets. It has a unique patented lift and lock system. Made from sturdy corrosion-resistant galvanized steel, the brackets are powder-coated and durable. A line tensioner makes it easy to remove any slack in the rope lines. 

The pull-down drying rack doesn’t come with any wall hangers. You’ll need to buy the right hangers for the type of wall you choose to install the rack on. To attach it to exterior cladding, you’ll need heavy-duty hangers, and to attach it to drywall, you’ll want to screw it into studs or make sure to use wall anchors.

Wood Fold Down Drying Rack

Wood Fold Down Drying Rack

$81.99 $127.99

Wood Fold Down Drying Rack

Rebrilliant

$81.99 $127.99

Description

What we like: It includes two small storage cabinets with the drying rack. 

What we don’t like: Difficult to assemble and install the many screws needed.

Crafted from wood with a water-resistant white finish, this understated wall-mounted drying rack is sturdy and easy to clean. Its one closed cabinet gives you extra storage for your laundry supplies. 

To save space when not in use, the drying rack fully collapses under the storage cabinet. It then takes up only 7.75” of depth into your room. This makes it perfect for laundry rooms or bathrooms with tight spaces. Two sawtooth hangers are attached to the back, but as the rack weighs 15 lbs, you may want to use stronger hangers. 

Tall Tripod Fold Down Laundry Rack

Tall Tripod Fold Down Laundry Rack

$25.99 $139.99

Tall Tripod Fold Down Laundry Rack

Rebrilliant

$25.99 $139.99

Description

What we like is: Adjustable height 

Not so great for: Drying items flat

This metal folding drying rack has a tall skinny pole attached to a tripod base. Three fold-out brackets at the top can hold 36 garments on notched hooks. A single button allows for easy set-up and folding. 

Designer Advice

A tall tripod fold-out drying rack can be a great choice when you have many garments you want to dry by hanging. The tall height means you can dry long items like dresses, jeans, towels, jackets, and blankets without them dragging on the floor. Consider weight limit, height restrictions, and item quantity when using this style.

What Users Say

I hold so many clothes on it, and nothing feels too crowded, haven’t had any issues balancing it and it’s easy to move around where you need it to be and to break it down and store it if needed.

Fold Down Drying Rack With Shelf

Fold Down Drying Rack With Shelf

$38.99 $99.99

Fold Down Drying Rack With Shelf

Rebrilliant

$38.99 $99.99

Description

What we like: Perfect for renters who can’t put screws into the walls.

What we don’t like: The top shelf permanently extends 10” into the room, even if hung over a door.

Made with rust-resistant black powder-coated metal, this fold-down drying rack has two hinging arms that lower its six bars to sit horizontally. Once the rack is lowered, it extends 20” out from the wall or door. 

A sleek melamine shelf sits on top of this drying rack and can hold laundry supplies or decorative items. It’s finished in a faux wood stain and is easy to clean by wiping it with a damp cloth. It is both practical and pretty and held in place on both ends with supports that mimic the hinging arms below.

Stainless Steel Fold Down Drying Rack

Stainless Steel Fold Down Drying Rack

Stainless Steel Fold Down Drying Rack

Rebrilliant

Description

What we like: Made from rust-resistant stainless steel.

What we don’t like: Not suitable for heavy laundry.

The compact wall-mounted design of this fold-out laundry rack makes the most use of your area. Attaching this to your wall will give you 10 linear feet of drying space. The stationary rack includes all the hardware you need along with instructions for a simple home installation.

The width of each bar can accommodate an 18.5” towel for drying. In order to lower the rack completely, you need to lift it well above parallel to release the lock. This limits how high on the wall it can be installed and might be harder for shorter kids to lift and lower.

Over the Door Fold Down Drying Rack

Over the Door Fold Down Drying Rack

Over the Door Fold Down Drying Rack

Homz

Description

What we like: Great price for a lot of drying rack space.

What we don’t like: Only comes in one color.

One of the highest-reviewed fold-down drying racks we found, this gem hangs over a door, easily pulls down, and just as easily collapses. Three hinged sections fold down to expose six bars. The coated tips ensure the drying rack doesn’t scratch the paint on your door. 

When this fold-out drying rack is fully extended, it measures 39” long. At its full length, the rack will sit 8.5” away from the door. Each rod is 23.5” wide, suitable for hanging towels to dry in a bathroom. The bottom rods are low enough that kids can easily reach them.

Ultimate Fold Down Drying Rack

Ultimate Fold Down Drying Rack

Ultimate Fold Down Drying Rack

Rebrilliant

Description

What we like: You can use one or any combination of eight of the drying rods. 

What we don’t like: The shelf extends only 15.8” wide, and it would be better if it were longer.

Available in matte silver or glossy black, this fold-out drying rack is made from rust-resistant aluminum. Each vertical side bracket measures 11.5” tall and holds four 13.2” drying rods, for a total of eight side rods. The rods can be moved independently from each other. Each can pivot 180° degrees. The six hooks attach to the bottom rail and easily slide along to be positioned at any point.

Extremely lightweight at 3 lbs, this rack is well-made, strong, and sturdy. It requires full assembly and should be installed into wall studs. If you need to install the drying rack in a place that doesn’t fit with your studs, make sure to use butterfly rather than plug anchors.

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Fold out drying rack

Functionality in a laundry room. This drying rack is based on a foldable construction that saves a lot of space in small indoors. Its solid design includes durable wall mounting and a frame that holds the weight of laundry without problems.

Wall mounted drying rack for laundry

Being a proud owner of a small laundry room? Don't miss the tips to expand the available space a bit. Fold out drying racks are willingly used in space-challenged rooms. They easily fold away when not in use.

Fold Away Bamboo Clothes Rack

Fold Away Bamboo Clothes Rack

This retractable drying rack for clothes constitutes not only a practical but also a stylish addition to one's interiors. Densely grained bamboo wood enchants with its natural character.

With steel mount wall drying rack including laundry room folding

... With Steel Mount Wall Drying Rack Including Laundry Room Folding Table

Pull out drying and folding racks above the washer and

Pull-out drying and folding racks above the washer and dryer.

Fold out drying rack

Fold out drying rack with classic beadboard detailing, made entirely of wood (except for safety hinges, which apparently are metal). Each collapsible wall mount rack contains two independently moving fold-down drying racks with seven rungs apiece.

Laundry room w pull out drying racks put in chubby

A laundry fold out drying rack is essential in every home. Unlike a garden dryer, you can use it throughout the year. This subtly and practically protrudes from the cabinets in the laundry room, like drawer. It has bright wooden sides and a white metal rod.

Retractable drying rack 6

The fold out drying rack is excellent for bedroom, laundry and chaining room. It brings the modern design, simplicity and solidity to any home. If you need functional products, you have to choose this one.

Wall mounted drying racks for laundry room

I know people who hate the fact that the clothes dryer takes up a lot of space - I have a solution for them. A fold out drying rack, which is folded like a harmonica. This wall mounted wooden rack is perfect for even the smallest interior.

Laundry rack wall mounted

If you can't go for a regular drying rack and would still love to have a fully functional and practical home then this piece is simply the best idea ever. It can be easily folded away on your wall and takes up minimum space.

Handmade wooden clothes horse

Handmade Wooden Clothes Horse

Laundry room drying racks

Practical and space saving solution in the house. This fold out drying rack provides some space for drying clothes and laundry indoors. Its simple construction and neutral color matches any interior decor.

Retractable drying rack 5

An effective combination of a retractable hangup on clothes and coat hooks is an excellent way to a very functional hallway or laundry facility. Beautiful design allows to hang wet things, and the whole made of wood is durable.

HangerJack Foldable Hanger Storage System for Clothes and Laundry, Closet Organizer, Garage and Ladder Storage, Tool and Extension Cords, and Bike Rack

Fold out clothes airer drying rack 1

Fold out clothes airer/drying rack

Mccumber lane lewis center traditional laundry room other metro

Mccumber lane lewis center traditional laundry room other metro

Being a smooth patent to save your bathroom space, this wall-mounted fold out drying rack will create a practical spot to hang your clothes. Cool and clean, white design will fit into most of the decors.

Folding Drying Rack

Folding Drying Rack

Use the 30-linear feet drying rack to naturally dry up your laundry. This modern piece features a smooth metal exterior that holds your favorite scarves and tops thereby preventing them from falling. It has a top wire that can dry clothes, and accommodate hangers; when not in use, it is easy to fold and store in your laundry room or any free space.

Retractable Clothes Dryer

Retractable Clothes Dryer

This super practical retractable clothes dryer is a great solution for your home. Easy to install ideally suited to the bathroom or drying. Solidly constructed is the perfect solution for any home.

Drying rack wall mount

Good with everything in a bathroom but a place to dry your towels? Even if your washroom is really, really small, a contemporary metal drying rack like this one will fill the bill, because its foldable.

Folding Drying Rack

Folding Drying Rack

Dry your laundry at once with this portable laundry rack that features a wall-mounted design. Crafted in a collapsible style to expand from your wall thereby enabling you to hang your clothes in a stylish form. This rack extends to 28.5 inches and has five built-in shelves and hooks for hanging essential and other clothing with a 31inch mounting hole distance. It is perfect for your laundry room, balcony, or fence.

Wall laundry drying rack

note iron location near hang rod and smart hang rod system, keep it all hidden! and have the hanging rod near the steamer and iron drawer. Most things that hang on a hanger on a rod are going to be steamed or ironed.

Wall mounted laundry rack

This fold-out drying rack constitutes a cool, space-saving proposition, that will add functionality to your decor. Wall-mounted, it will easily fold in and out wherever you need.

Folding Drying Rack

Folding Drying Rack

If you don't have enough space to keep a drying rack then this lovely piece is for you. The wall or over the door mounting rack is designed to help you air dry your clothes without consuming your floor space. This white finished unit is sure to blend and give an attractive outcome when mounted on a white door. The hanging rods can be adjusted to 45 or 90 degrees or folded flat against the door when not in use.

Expandable Clothes Wall-Mounted Drying Rack

Expandable Clothes Wall-Mounted Drying Rack

Dry your clothes outdoors or indoors with this modern and durable stainless steel drying rack. This rack features an adjustable clamp that can be wall-mounted or attached to a fence and its towel racks are made of solid stainless steel with eight steel rods. The expandable laundry rack is perfect for your balcony, fence, or laundry room and it is easy to install or fold away when not in use.

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