**Downsize your laundry.** Slotting your washing machine and dryer into a cupboard enables you to have a laundry in high-traffic areas such the kitchen or bathroom, which can also be shut it away. Also utilise any spare surface area for storage by building in shelves, shacks and hooks. See more of this [Melbourne home](http://www.homestolove.com.au/interior-designer-terri-shannon-lights-up-melbourne-home-2854|target="_blank"). Photo: Armelle Habib / *Australian House & Garden*
Fantastic cottage laundry room features white cabinets paired with soapstone countertops framing apron sink paired with gooseneck faucet and tongue and groove backsplash situated next to built-in shelves filled with woven laundry sorters stacked over built-in dog bed lined with white and yellow striped cushion atop terracotta hex tiled floor.
Second floor landing features concealed laundry room hidden behind blue barn door as well as brown and blue striped runner. Hall laundry room with open cubbies over white front-load washer and dryer next to wall of photos and French doors covered in two-tone curtains.