A laundry nook doubles as a bar area
Robbie Caponetto

Swizzle and Spin

The big idea: Let a hardworking laundry nook pull double duty by giving it the additional role of spirited bar. In this hallway, an unused powder room was turned into an easy-access laundry niche, thanks to patterned curtains that slide open to reveal front-loading appliances. Pull the curtains closed and you have a guest-ready entertaining space on top.

Notice the details: A platform raises the washer and dryer off the floor and keeps loading from being a backbreaking chore. The concrete countertop creates a durable space for matching socks or mixing a Manhattan.

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