Laundry and utility rooms seem to collect clutter like magnets to metal. Here are some ideas for structuring your laundry room so it will be easier to keep it neat and orderly.
To make more functional space like a folding table construct a built-in cabinet around the washer and dryer. This works well if you have a front-loading washer, but can still be done with a top-loader. Build the cabinet with a hinged counter top so the appliances can be removed in case repairs are needed. If you have a top-loading washer, make sure you have enough head room for a hinged counter top and you’ll want to use a hinge with locking side arms that can stay open.