When we built our home, we had to make some sacrifices. Thankfully, none of these sacrifices even come to mind anymore, so I guess we made the right choices. One of the big ones was squeezing in a laundry room upstairs. To make this happen, we had to forgo a large walk-in closet in our master bedroom. Instead of a walk-in closet we have french door his and hers closets, which we love. Win, win.
This space, at 6ft wide x 6ft deep, is small, but works very hard. There wasn't room for a washtub or sink, but there is one across the hall that I can easily use if something needs an extra soak. I didn't want to install upper cabinets because I thought it might close in the space and make it feel cramped. Instead, we opted for open shelves with basket storage that peek through the glass lite doors, which makes this little nook in our upstairs hallway feel charming.