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In the course of remodeling many kitchens, I often find myself looking around for a new place for the washer and dryer. In California, these are typically housed on a service porch or in a separate laundry room that we want to open up to enlarge the kitchen. While it is possible to conceal the washer and dryer behind cabinetry, you need custom-made cabinets and a kitchen layout that leaves room for these oversized appliances. Relocating the washer and dryer usually involves making some tradeoffs. Putting them in the basement, if your clients are lucky enough to have one, means they must trudge up and down the stairs every time they do a load of wash. I've found the easiest