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April 7, 2014
Dirty laundry tends to pile up. Here are eight homes from Dwell's archives that use smart design to keep it from becoming an eyesore.

In this this home in Toronto, even the laundry room has a view. The windows of this combined laundry room and bathroom look out into a courtyard from the second floor. Photo by Juliana Sohn.

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Originally appeared in Inside Job
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Modern home with outdoor clothing rack

In New Zealand, homeowners find space below the house to hang out the wash. The setup provide a practical and passively sustainable alternative to a dryer. Photo by Matthew Williams.

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Originally appeared in Make Your Parents Happy by Building Them a House
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Flanking the concrete wall is a carport and an entrance leading past a small, cedar-clad ancillary building for art projects and laundry.

These Los Angeles dwellers make an art of their laundry, housing the chore offsite in a small, cedar-clad ancillary building that also serves as an art studio. Photo by Catherine Ledner.

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Originally appeared in Compound Addition
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The house’s small square footage also necessitated that the bathroom do double duty as the laundry room.

The laundry room of a little red house in Seattle doubles as the bathroom.

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Originally appeared in Halving It All
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At the same time she annexed the trailer, Siegal opened up the master bedroom to include a new bath and laundry room. “The house hadn’t been touched since the 1920s—it had lots of tiny little rooms,” says Siegal of the home she bought in 2002. “But I love

A designer in Venice, California, opened up the master bedroom of her home to include a new bath and laundry room. Photo by Dave Lauridsen.

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Originally appeared in Method Lab
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Finley rifles through one of the closets at the end of the living space next to the kitchen. The water-cut laundry-room doors and guardrail add a Houstonian touch to the otherwise spartan décor.

Water-cut doors lead to the laundry room in this Houston home, bringing character to that most domestic of spaces. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

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Originally appeared in Houston, TX
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Wood footbridge leading to garage

A home in Southern California with a charred cedar facade places the laundry away from the main house and beside the garage. The beautiful wood hallway that bridges the gap between the two spaces allows for a moment of awe and appreciation for the landscape in the practice of a routine chore. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.

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Originally appeared in An Atypical Modern Home in Southern California
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Andy Hong tunes out with his hi-fi system in the living area of his ground floor. The big room contains a kitchen, a washer-dryer, and ample work surfaces. “Since I travel a lot,” he says, “I really look forward to hanging out in the big room, catching up

Relaxing in his Boston home, Andy Hong appreciates how his ground-floor living area seamlessly incorporates his kitchen, laundry, and work spaces. Photo by Roger Davies.

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Originally appeared in Beantown Dream
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courtyard house after kitchen

In this this home in Toronto, even the laundry room has a view. The windows of this combined laundry room and bathroom look out into a courtyard from the second floor. Photo by Juliana Sohn.

Photo by Juliana Sohn.

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