Fun & Functional: Where to Use a Ladder

Sure, you probably have a ladder. In your garage. For cleaning gutters, changing light bulbs in high-ceilinged areas, or dusting crown moldings. But you can also use ladders for a variety of design and functional purposes that you’ve likely never considered.

Check out these clever uses for ladders throughout the house and repurpose that old ladder!

Suspend it from the laundry room ceiling as a drying rack:

Laundry Room by blogger Little Lucy Lu

Or over a kitchen island as a pot rack:

Kitchen by Tyler Hawryluk Architectural Design
Add some storage to your bathroom:
Bathroom by Avalon Flooring
Or turn it into a handy towel rack:
Bathroom by Smith & Vansant Architects PC


Bathroom by Esther Hershcovich
(Even the bathroom manufacturers have caught on!)
Wesaunard Eutopia 7 Towel Warmer

Prop it in the bedroom as an impromptu clothes valet:

Turn a ladder or two into bookshelf or display shelf:
Home Office by Matilda Rose Interiors


Living Room by Lucy Call

Bring it outside and create a multi-level planter:

Patio by Hort-Couture
You probably also have a small stepladder or step stool somewhere in the house, and you’re most likely moving it around constantly. Hook up a ladder on a track for its usual use in high-climbing-traffic areas like the kitchen, mudroom, or pantry
Kitchen by thea home inc


Kitchen by OLSON LEWIS + Architects




Entry by John Kraemer & Sons
Make an awesome dressing room (can’t call it a closet!) even more awesome:
Closet by Josh Brown Design
Or feel like a modern version of Belle from Beauty and the Beast in the library:
Hall by Siemasko + Verbridge
Reach new heights! What will you do with a ladder today?