Rated 4 out of 5 by NJfan Very pleased
I purchased the drying rack with the bottom rail and am really enjoying the look and functionality of it. The quality is quite good, and unlike other reviews posted, I feel the construction is very solid. Since the piece is large and somewhat heavy for me, I had someone else install it but it went up quickly. All the hardware was included, the paint finish is beautiful and I could not be happier with it. We did install screws through the beadboard to anchor the bottom of the rack to the wall, since it does swing a little bit without this bottom anchor. I recommend hitting a stud when attaching the top bracket for the large rack. I was happy with the customer service since the first rack was damaged during shipment, the second rack was the wrong item no. and Ballard provided free shipping for the second and third shipments. I ended up paying much less for the right drying rack since they provided a 15% coupon and free shipping (the shipping fee is expensive for the large rack), so this did make up for the inconvenience. My recommendation is that sturdier shipping cardboard and packing be used to ship these racks.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marines Great product
The drying rack is exactly what I expected to be. The color reflected on the magazine was an exact match. Good quality product. I bought two of them and gave one to my daughter.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Still love it after five years
I bought the medium size rack in white five years ago and really love it. It still looks good and is extremely functional. It is such an exceptional product that I am buying a second one to put in our lake house. I use it all the time and it doesn't look aged at all.
August 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mlfj good quality
I haven't put the drying rack up in my laundry room yet. It will take a couple people to do that. But from what I can see, it's nice quality-larger than I expected but that's ok with me.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gema Great looking
It's rare to find something so functional and good looking.
I only regret that I didn't have enough space for the larger unit.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fernandinanina An indispensable addition to the laundry room
I've grown to rely on this attractive drying rack. It's easy to install and takes up very little room (I've always ordered the small size).
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by joec just the thing for drying my biking bibs & jerseys
I bought one last year as part of my Christmas gift -laundry room makeover ( new W/D,tile floor & cabinets, sink & counter ) to D in Law the gift that keeps on giving... so my wife sees it and sez " oh i want one of those "... so now its full of my bike stuff.... oh yeah get the big one !
July 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldBlu Good construction and finish.
I have the medium size with chestnut finish. It is
perfect for indoor drying in my small laundry area.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by skeptical I like it!!
I purchased this item as I am always in need of a place to dry items that are coming out of the washer or just a wet towel, rag, or muddy items from a 4 year old puddle jumping. I do like it alot. I have used it to dry my husbands jeans and my sweaters. It works ok. I would like it to have longer straps so that it would hang out from the wall more to give better circulation. We mounted into 2x4 and it seems very sturdy and it is well bulit. I would buy it again.
June 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by STerry Compact, yet functional - exactly what I wanted.
In my small laundry room, this rack is perfect. It is tight to the wall when not in use and when opened affords the space I need for drying delicates. And, the white looks great with my white Thomasville Cottage Cabinets and LG graphite washer/dryer.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Pretty AND Functional!
I am SO glad I found this item, and I'm so happy Ballard is carrying it. We do not have the space for a traditional, stand-up drying rack, and I've been frustrated with the make-shift solution of hanging lingerie and work out clothes on hangars via door knobs and whatever else I could find. I purchased the medium rack in off-white. It's constructed in a sturdy fashion (the only tip is that you should not pull or yank out the rack because of the magnets; rather, use two hands - one to hold the back and one to pull the rack). It's a good value, and I highly recommend it!!
June 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebBV So great!!!!!
I purchased the small beadboard drying rack in white for use in my laundry room. It was just what I needed for my weekly fine washables. I hate to have them hanging on the bathroom towel rack!!!! The product is well made, description is accurate and is easy to hang with the anchor bar provided. I wish I had this years ago!!!!!
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PattyAnn excellent use of small space
I was more excited about this product when I finally received it (it was on back order for three months) than when I first saw it in print. I live in a townhouse with limited space in my laundry room. The large size beadboard rack collapses against the wall conveniently and then with just a touch it opens and provides a beautiful space for drying sweaters, socks and anything not good in an automatic dryer. I highly recommend this product.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrsslk Love this drying rack!
This is perfect for my laundry room. It is hanging on the wall next to the dryer. It looks great and is functional too.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cookbook great looking and functional
This has been a great addition to my laundry room and just what I was looking for. It looks great, takes up no room as it is hanging on the wall and is right there when I need to hang small items to dry. No more dragging out the floor drying rack or hanging items from the door handles. The rack is heavy and well made, highly recommended.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by COGirl Love this drying rack!
The drying rack was on back order for some time, but was well worth the wait. We love it! As others have stated, it does need to be anchored into the wall more securely. It looks like a piece of art on our laundry room wall.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedInk This Product is a great space saver
I have a very small laundry area and when I spotted this item knew right away that it was what I needed to dry my delicates. The drying rack fit perfectly in my space. I choose the white drying rack which looks clean and brightens the laundry area. I would recommend this itemm as a space saving option for drying delicates. I have not been able to find such a product elsewhere. Ballard Design has many unique products that I would consider in the future.
May 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VanRazi Great functionality, appeared dirty
I use this in my bathroom to serve double duty as an extra towel rack and a place to dry my clothes when I run a load with only a few things that need to be hung. It's much easier than dragging out my full drying rack and putting it in the middle of my room, having to dodge around and move it until I get around to folding and putting away. The functionality is great. It does swing a little from the base, but is sturdy and I don't find that to be a big deal. It can handle numerous pieces of clothing and attached to the wall easily.
However, as other customers have mentioned, the quality wasn't what I felt I'd paid for. The white paint had areas that looked... dirty. It looked like someone had used it before and dug it out of storage before sending to me. It was definitely dirty, not shabby chic or anything. One of the frame pieces is also not fully straight, but this doesn't impact functionality. I do think it's a sturdy piece that will hold up well and no one else sells anything like it. I kept it because these shortcomings weren't grand enough for me to pay to return it or deal with that hassle. But I didn't appreciate the dirty appearance and that will keep me from ordering from Ballard in the future.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SandyK Very well made
This is the second time we've bought this drying rack. It's well made and extremely functional. It holds a lot of clothes and folds against the wall when not in use. it's expensive, but worth it.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by thawingtoes Love it... saves so much space
We have a long narrow laundry room that has a door and a closet for coats and recycling. Saves so much space and we can acess all the thing we need in the room. It is sturdy and holds my running gear and more!!!!
April 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blingggirl Nice look for something so user friendly!
Overall I really like the product and it will definitely be used almost daily. The only negative things are that the color was not really ivory and white, it looks more white...but luckily it still works with the faux finish on the walls and it's not to big to fit in a small utility room. I would also recommend that they add some way to tack it down on the bottom. I'm still very pleased with it because it will save me drying clothes hanging everywhere...now they're in one tidy spot!
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ilovemylaundryroom elegant addition to my laundry room!
Built well, functional, easy to install, and looks really good hanging on the wall...looks like art! It was the piece that brought the look and feel of my laundry room together. I have the white rack..it's not a pure white..just a little off, which goes well with my cabinets. highly recommend!
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by warner wonderful use of space
really like it!
like you web-site says "must have in the laundry room".
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by aidnacs Really nice
I had been looking at this for along time and finally
bought it and am so glad I did...I think you will too if
you are even thinking or looking at it...it is very well
made and very sturdy and was easy to install. I use it
all the time it is very functional and looks good at the
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Problem Solver
I was searching for something to hang my fresh pasta on to let dry before cooking or freezing, this works beautifully! I also use for dish towels, so nice to have a place to hang them out of the way and they dry quicker. Looks really nice with out new cabinets and the bead board goes well with our historic house.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shopperonline Great space saver
This works great. The quality is good and looks great on my wall. It saves me from hanging my jeans over the counter or elsewhere to dry and they dry quicker because the air circulates around them. I've loved it. It only sticks out about 2 inches from the wall when not in use. I have a log home so purchased the darker wood color. It isn't anchored at the bottom which is the only draw back but not a reason for not purchasing it.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lindalou2 good product only 1 problem
This is a well made product and I like it a lot.
However there were NO SCREWS included in the box which made hanging a bit more difficult. Once I did scrounge up some screws it mounted very nicely.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LuvUBallardD Not Antique Cream
Well constructed, perfect laundry room solution for drip drying our bazillion bathing suits, and for hanging shirts after ironing. Need to be careful when pulling down the racks to hang clothes. Magnets are strong and the wall anchors are at the top of the board only. Easy to pull the board away from the wall at the bottom by accident. My only disappointment (although it is a great one) is that my Drying Rack is entirely bright white, not a stitch of "antique cream" outside or "antique white" inside. Not sure if this was just a production error or if others had the same issue. But, functionality wins out and I'm still glad I purchased it.
March 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Just what I needed
No more hanging damp things in the shower stall to dry. This drying rack installed easily, takes little space, and works perfectly. Although I installed it in a closet, it is attractive enough to go on the wall of a laundry room.
March 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvLaundryNow Second One I've Bought!
Loved my first one so bought another and love that one too! Bought the largest one possible for my first house when I got tired of hanging all of my wet clothes up on clothes line strung all around the ceiling of my laundry room. Then two years later when I bought a beach house I bought another double large drying rack for it and now I can hang all of my wet clothes up neatly. I actually enjoy doing laundry now!
February 24, 2013