Pull-out drying and folding racks above the washer and dryer.
Cottage-Style Drying Rack Put the wall behind a door to work by building a fold-up rack for air-drying towels or other small items. Make a simple frame of 1x2s and attach it to the wall. Assemble the drying rack from 1x2s and dowels to fit snugly inside the frame. A catch at the top keeps the rack in place when closed; hinges and a chain allow it to fall open for use.
Just finished redoing our laundry room. Cabinets to the ceiling (storage!). Laundry sink without paint stains. Pull out trashcan under the sink. Pull out drying rack over sink for drip drying. Fold down drying rack on opposite wall. Newly painted - never thought I could be so happy about doing laundry - well at least having a nice place to do it in :-)
GRUNDTAL Drying rack, wall - IKEA
We built a drying rack out of pvc pipe and mounted it in our garage. We needed something to do with the wet pool towels, occasional wet snow stuff, and for airing out camping gear. The outer sides of the rack have rebar in it for stability. The rack is mounted on a pulley system so that we can lower it to hang stuff and raise it up so it's out of the way.