**Downsize your laundry.** Slotting your washing machine and dryer into a cupboard enables you to have a laundry in high-traffic areas such the kitchen or bathroom, which can also be shut it away. Also utilise any spare surface area for storage by building in shelves, shacks and hooks. See more of this [Melbourne home](http://www.homestolove.com.au/interior-designer-terri-shannon-lights-up-melbourne-home-2854|target="_blank"). Photo: Armelle Habib / *Australian House & Garden*
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GLEBE RESIDENCE by The Designory + B2 Construction. This ornate and traditional terrace was given a complete overhaul by providing a refreshed and modernised space. The brief was to retain and enhance existing period details whilst adding customised functionality and new indoor/outdoor kitchen, new bathroom and hideaway laundry along with updates to the rear courtyard, second story balcony, and bedrooms. A bespoke staircase was also incorporated to introduce natural light.
Sure, the laundry room of your dreams might have multiple machines and hundreds of square feet, but if you're like most folks, the laundry room of your current reality is a much humbler affair. (And if you're a New Yorker, you're probably pretty stoked to have a laundry machine at all.) But that doesn't mean your diminutive laundry room can't be both useful and beautiful. If your laundry room is teeny-tiny, or maybe even just a closet or a nook, you'll find plenty to b...