Kitchen- I also desperately want a breakfast nook or bake station. To me, this seems so much more comfortable and inviting than an island. Though considering the lack of architectural nook in the kitchen, a bench seating/table combo might be more do-able.
bunch of hooks, but using the retractable ones from ikea. fold them back flat when not in use -- nothing protruding from the wall to possibly poke anyone (who am i kidding? poke ME. does anyone else venture into the laundry room?! highly unlikely)