Best ironing boards for small spaces

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Looking for the best ironing board for a small space?

Best ironing boards for small spaces

If space in your home is in short supply, consider getting an ironing board made especially for small spaces.

There are boards made for even the very smallest spaces, from ones that fold up into the door of a cupboard to half sized ironing boards, and even ones that sit on top of a table.

No matter how small your space available to store your ironing board, we’ve reviewed the best small space ironing boards on the market.

Top ironing boards for small spaces

Our top picks if you’re looking to save space.

Best ironing boards for small spaces

Brabantia Table Top Ironing Board

Main features

Brabantia is known for making good qaulity products and this table top ironing board is no exception.

  • Ironing surface: 95 x 30cm
  • Folded dimensions: H102 x W31 x D5 cm
  • Made of durable steel – corrosion free
  • Retractable hook for hanging
  • 100% cotton cover with foam layer
  • Protective non-slip caps – added safety and avoids damage to the worktop
  • Suitable for steam ironing
  • Folds flat for easy storage

The legs fold totally flat so can be stored under a bed, behind a sofa or neatly to the side of a cupboard, and comes with a retractable hook, meaning you could even hang it up on the door of a tall cupboard.

The feet have grippers making to stable for table top use, even on a glass table.

Any downsides? If you’ve got a lot of work shirts to iron, this can feel a little cramped. Being 31cm in width means you have to iron in smaller sections than you might be used to but it’s perfectly do-able, and given the space you’ll save on storing the board, we think this is a great pick for a smaller ironing board.

Nisorpa Wooden Folding Ironing Board

Nisorpa Folding Ironing Board Rotatable 180° Drawer Ironing Platform With Heat-resistant Cover for Space Saving 800 x 310MM
  • 【Foldable Ironing Board】Open Length: 80 x 31 x 15cm,Folded Length: 44 x 31 x 15cm.The Nisorpa folding ironing board is designed to be easily stored in a wardrobe or drawer, saving valuable space in your home.
  • 【Rotatable ironing board】This innovative ironing board features a swivel mechanism that allows for effortless rotation up to 180 degrees. With this flexibility, you can adjust the board to your preferred working position, making ironing more comfortable and efficient.
  • 【Easy Installation】This convenient folding ironing board is designed for hassle-free installation. It includes all the parts and comes with detailed installation instructions, making the setup process a breeze.
  • 【Cotton Ironing Board Cover】This folding ironing board comes with a specially designed cotton cover that is not only durable but also heat-resistant.The high-quality cotton material ensures smooth gliding of the iron while providing excellent heat distribution for efficient and effective ironing.
  • 【Customer Care】Refund or new replacement can be arranged if your folding ironing board arrive faulty.We are dedicated to provide premium products for you and offer impeccable customer care to you.

Main features

  • 90 degree horizontal rotating ironing board
  • Wooden ironing board
  • LxWxH: 81cm x 31cm x 12.5cm when it’s open
  • LxWxH 44cm x 31cm x 14cm when it’s folded
  • Locks into position when being used
  • Heat resistant cover
  • Built-in ironing board has strong load-bearing capacity, simple installation steps, easy to operate

Although not the cheapest ironing board on our list, this ironing board is strong and will last and last if taken care of. Although the weight of this board is 19lbs, it feel sturdy.

The rotating function makes it easy to use in the tiniest spaces and the fold away feature of the board means it can be fitted into a regular cupboard.

If kitchen space is too limited to keep it, this board will fit neatly into wardrobe space.

Any downsides? The cover is a little thiner than I’d have liked, but this doesn’t seem to affect the finished garment.

Easy-Store Mini Ironing Board

Main features

  • Mini ironing board with hanger hook
  • Can be hung up in a wardrobe
  • Lightweight and easy to store
  • Perfect for quick ironing jobs
  • Ironing height 88cm. Surface 85 x 30cm
  • Folds down to 118 x 40 x 4.5cm

This ironing board is literally a mini version of a regular ironing board, so perfect if you’ve not got a huge amount of ironing to do, just the occasional item.

The legs are the regular height, it’s only the board that’s smaller, and although it does feel a bit like there’s not enough surface space, it’s fine for ironing occasionally.

Although small, this mini ironing board is sturdy enough not to fall over whilst you’re ironing or move when you iron something. The padding is nice and thick so you get a good finish, and it fold up flat ready to be stored in your wardrobe or in a narrow gap.

Any downsides? There’s no iron holder on the end of the board! This took a bit of getting used to and means you have to have somewhere hard to put the iron down beside where you’re ironing, but this is a small forfeit for having a mini ironing board that fits away neatly and out of sight!

Nisorpa Wall Mounted Ironing Board

Nisorpa Wall Mounted Ironing Board Folding Away Metal Iron Table 180° Rotatable Space Saving With Heat Resistant Ironing Cover 985 x 300 x 185MM
  • 【Wall Mounted Ironing Board】LxWxH: 98.5 x 30 x 18.5cm.Nisorpa Wall Mounted Ironing Board is designed to be conveniently mounted on the wall, saving valuable space in your home.
  • 【Foldable Ironing Board】The foldable feature allows for easy storage when not in use. Simply fold it up against the wall to maximize space efficiency in your laundry room, bedroom, or any other area where you need to iron your clothes.
  • 【Swivel Ironing Board】This innovative ironing board features a swivel mechanism that allows for effortless rotation up to 180 degrees. With this flexibility, you can adjust the board to your preferred working position, making ironing more comfortable and efficient.
  • 【Cotton Ironing Board Cover】This wall-mounted ironing board comes with a specially designed cotton cover that is not only durable but also heat-resistant.The high-quality cotton material ensures smooth gliding of the iron while providing excellent heat distribution for efficient and effective ironing.
  • 【Easy Installation】This convenient wall-mounted ironing board is designed for hassle-free installation. It includes all the parts and comes with detailed installation instructions, making the setup process a breeze.

Main features

  •  This ironing board is very safe and locks firmly into position. Visible metal parts are plastic coated in a bright white
  • Wall hung ironing board foldable design, convenient storage, saving storage space
  • Perfect for ironing in tiny homes, small utility rooms, studio apartments & RV’s
  • Swivelling range of 180 degrees
  • Come with a heat resistant ironing board cover. The cover is made of 100% cotton, and is suitable for machine washing

The priciest of our top picks, this fold away ironing board makes our list because of the great way it’s fitted onto the wall, and can be out anywhere at all.

It’s sturdy and feels like it’ll take a good amount of ironing pressure, and is super easy to pull out and put away again after you’ve done your ironing!

Downsides? The cover is a little on the thin side which I’ve noticed with several of these smaller ironing boards, but certainly not enough to affect the finished ironing.

Xabitat Wall Mounted Ironing Board

Xabitat Wall Mounted Ironing Board - Compact Mount Fold Down Ironing Board for Small Spaces - Space Saving with Cotton Fabric Cover - White and Blue
  • ✔SUPER STURDY CONSTRUCTION: The Xabitat iron board is supported by a very strong frame reducing bending and flexing Weight capacity: 25lbs
  • ✔OPTIMAL SIZE / PULL OUT DESIGN : BOARD SIZE: 92cm X 31cm. The space saving iron table has a retractable design with a easy lock mechanism that will help you stowaway the iron center flush with your wall, or behind the door thus clearing space and looking aesthetically great.
  • ✔STEAM / ELECTRIC IRON FRIENDLY: Professional machined perforated steel tabletop allows steam to escape faster aiding wrinkle removal and a sturdy ironing surface. The cotton ironing board cover and pad is non reactive to iron your expensive clothes reducing damage due to pigment transfer
  • ✔SMALL SPACE FRIENDLY: Never compromise ironing board size for lack of a storage space. The foldable design of the Xabitat wall mount ironing board allows it to be used when needed and folded flush with the wall when not in use. Optimal for dorm rooms, small laundry room and apartments
  • ✔EASY INSTALLATION (4 BOLTS): The folding ironing station can be easily installed with just 4 bolts(included) fixing the holder together with the wall or in a cabinet. It is structurally rigid with one click release hinges and does not take more that 20 minutes to install. Things needed: Drill / Screw driver Compare with similar items

Main features

  • The Xabitat iron board is supported by a very strong frame reducing bending and flexing
  • Professional machined perforated steel tabletop allows steam to escape faster aiding wrinkle removal and a sturdy ironing surface
  • The foldable design of the Xabitat wall mount ironing board allows it to be used when needed and folded flush with the wall when not in use
  • It is structurally rigid with one click release hinges and does not take more that 20 minutes to install

This is a great priced wall mounted ironing board, it’s sturdy, easy to fit and is a decent size for a small board.

Perfect for a craft or sewing room as well as for regular ironing, this board can be mounted to whatever height you like, so if ironing sitting down is easier for you, just fit it to the height you like.

The width is good for everything except sheets and bed covers, and although the length is a little shorter than usual, it’s reasonable given the space you’re able to save.

Downsides? Not with the ironing board itself, but you might want to consider using your own wall fittings. Although the board is easy to fit, the instructions weren’t the most understandable we’ve seen, but it’s easy enough to figure out!

small ironing boards

How do you store an ironing board in a small space?

If you’ve opted for a small ironing board that’s wall mounted, you can out your board anywhere that there’s space to pull it down as and when you need it. The beauty of these is that they can go over a table, or over anything really, and then fold up and away again as soon as you’re finished ironing.

On the other hand, if you’ve got a smaller ironing board that’s not fitted, there’s a few option when it comes to putting it away and storing it until you need it again.

If you want the board out of sight totally, think about putting it away under your bed, or under the sofa. Other places you could store your board when not in use is the inside door of your wardrobe, on the back of a door, down the side if your washing machine or dryer or in a narrow space beside a fridge or a freezer.

As these boards are smaller than traditional ironing boards, it’s usually quite easy to find somewhere to keep it, and of course the more often you use it, the easier it needs to be to access it.

small sized ironing boards

What is the standard size for a small ironing board?

Small ironing boards are considered to be small when their anything less than a traditional ironing board, which is usually 15 inches by about 54inches.

Smaller ironing boards don’t have such a specific size, and are more down to the brand and manufacturer.

The small ironing boards that are wall mounted tent to be slightly bigger than the table top boards, being in the region of between 35-39 inches, so a fair bit shorter than a traditional sized board.

Small ironing board covers

Just as there are many ironing board covers for regular ironing boards, there are a whole range of covers for your smaller sized ironing board.

The main thing to look for when you’re changing your cover, is finding one that can be fitted to the board you’ve got. Luckily, there are a range that fit a range of sizes and can be tightened to fit.

We’ve a whole post here on the best small ironing board covers you might like to read. It’ll show you the best ones we’ve tested.

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