Add a Room: Breakfast/Laundry

Breakfast Room to Laundry Room

The Challenge: How do you add space for a washer and dryer without adding on a laundry room?

The Solution: Renovate a tiny, unused breakfast nook into a double-duty laundry room and serving area.

By concealing a front-loading washer and dryer in a custom cabinet, homeowners Janice and Peter Young created a multipurpose space. One minute it's a fully functional laundry with plenty of room for folding and hanging clothes. Then, once clothes are put away, it becomes a decorative serving area.

Because the space is in plain view, the Youngs chose to conceal the washer and dryer within a cabinet. Baskets hide clothing, and a plate rack is adapted for hanging clothes.

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