Add a Mudroom or a Laundry in a Small Space

Discover these tips for making every precious square foot as functional as possible in the smallest of spaces.

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Add a Laundry Station

If you don't have a separate laundry room or a spacious basement or garage, turn a small closet into a compact washing area by adding a stacking washer and dryer. And don't overlook the back of the door - it's the perfect place to mount a fold-down ironing board. You can also use the closet to hang wire racks for the iron, spray starch and other supplies and install hooks or a hanging rod for freshly pressed or drip-dry clothes.

No spare closet? Consider outfitting a freestanding armoire or a tall storage cupboard to serve the same function. You can even add slide-out bins to hold (and hide) dirty laundry until washing day.

And if your laundry room is in the kitchen and your pantry is big enough to store cleaning supplies, add a fold-down ironing board to the pantry just as you would in a closet.

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