If you have a dedicated laundry room, then it’s probably not a big deal if your washer and dryer are out in the open for all to see (who’s going to go in your laundry room besides you anyway?). But if you live in a small house or a condominium, your washer and dryer may be sharing space in the kitchen or bathroom.
You don’t necessarily want visitors who might be using your guest bathroom to have to watch your undies spinning around in the dryer. A solution is to get front-loading washers and dryers that can be hidden behind cabinet doors. When you look at the row of cabinets, you won’t even be able to tell there’s a laundry area there.
Other laundry room organization ideas (that can be implemented in a “hidden” fashion) include behind door ironing boards, cabinets to hold detergent and the like, and portable tables for folding clothes. If your washer and dryer are on the floor, you can incorporate counter space on top, adding to the natural cabinet look (just be prepared to bend low to put clothes in and out of the appliances).
For those of us living in small homes, it’s important to make the best use of space, and if you can hide the fact that you even have laundry facilities, even better!