If your laundry piles are high and your laundry room's function is low, clever solutions to increase the space's storage and utility help you get that laundry where it belongs -- back in the closet!
Laundry essentials are in reach on this shelf kit ($18.97) installed on a once-bare wall. The rod connected to the bottom shelf provides the perfect place for delicates to dry.
Super Slide Shelf Kit with bar: ClosetMaid; closetmaid.com
Soaking stained clothes in the kitchen eats up valuable sink space and puts clothes at risk of picking up additional stains. But a sink ($71.73) and a faucet ($104) in the laundry room provide a safe spot to treat soiled clothes.
Renzo single-handle faucet with pullout spout: Moen; moen.com
Swanstone white single, self rimming drop-in laundry tub: Home Depot; homedepot.com
When is time short and the wrinkles are aplenty, lugging the ironing board out of the closet becomes a time-eating hassle. A pullout ironing board kit (starting at $225) installed at an ergonomic height rests below the countertop when not in use. When not in use, a drawer front disguises the enclosure.