Inspiration: Washers & Dryers in the Kitchen

Not all apartments or houses have enough space for a separate laundry room. That's where it can be a real luxury to have a washer and dryer or a combo unit in the kitchen. Here are a few examples for inspiration if this is a pairing you've been considering:

We love the example in image 4 with a washer/dryer at the end of the counter. It seems to be worked into a very efficient kitchen layout. The Austin house (image 3) also looks quite successful, with a washer and dryer installed under a counter in a cozy kitchen.

Do you or have you ever had a washer and dryer in the kitchen? What are some of your tips for making it work?

Images: Jill Slater, a Malibu studio via HomeAway, an Austin house via HomeAway, Centro Residences via H88.com, Well Cottage