**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*
From the September 2015 issue of Inside Out magazine. Styling by Rebecca Jansma & Suzanne Gorman. Photography by Jason Busch. Available from newsagents, Zinio, http://www.zinio.com, Google Play, https://play.google.com/store/magazines/details/Inside_Out?id=CAowu8qZAQ, Apple’s Newsstand, https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/inside-out/id604734331?mt=8ign-mpt=uo
Increase bench space Having a small laundry with little usable bench space can be a challenge. One clever way to increase the available work area is to make must-have items multi-functional. This fitted sink cover that doubles as a benchtop extension is one smart solution to the problem.
Concertina doors in the hallway conceal a small but perfectly formed laundry. **Washing machine**, [LG](http://www.lg.com/au/?utm_campaign=supplier/|target="_blank"). **Baskets**, [Bloom & Co](http://bloomandco.com.au//?utm_campaign=supplier/|target="_blank"). **Tapware**, [Astra Walker](http://www.astrawalker.com.au//?utm_campaign=supplier/|target="_blank"). **Joinery**, Werribee Joinery & Cabinet Works.: [object Object]