Small homes don't always offer enough square footage for separate spaces with their own dedicated function, so you have to get creative. Consider these ideas when setting up one room with two purposes, in a way that makes sense and looks stylish.

Rooms That Kill Two Birds With One Stone (And Why They Work)

Small homes don't always offer enough square footage for separate spaces with their own dedicated function, so you have to get creative. Consider these ideas when setting up one room with two purposes, in a way that makes sense and looks stylish.

**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*

**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*

Find yourself spending a lot of time in the laundry? Three Bird Renovations recommend jazzing up the space and adding a pendant light. This reno features our Clear Laurent Pendant Light #vintagelight

Find yourself spending a lot of time in the laundry? Three Bird Renovations recommend jazzing up the space and adding a pendant light. This reno features our Clear Laurent Pendant Light #vintagelight

combined bathroom/laundry ? (move w/d against end wall, add shelf for 4 laundry baskets or deep sink in open space on the other end, drying racks on wall, add window OR pass-thru to closet)

combined bathroom/laundry ? (move w/d against end wall, add shelf for 4 laundry baskets or deep sink in open space on the other end, drying racks on wall, add window OR pass-thru to closet)

7 Ideas For Making Your Laundry Room More Organized // Conceal It In A Closet - if you don't have much room, hide your laundry in a closet so that you can close the doors when not in use.

7 Ideas For Making Your Laundry Room More Organized

7 Ideas For Making Your Laundry Room More Organized // Conceal It In A Closet - if you don't have much room, hide your laundry in a closet so that you can close the doors when not in use.

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