A laundry room next to the master bedroom. The hamper goes into the master closet, and pulls out into the laundry room. Separate shelves for folded clean laundry! You could design a house with the bedrooms around the laundry room.
Establish an Efficient Pantry Convert the space under the staircase into a small room for storing food, paper goods, and extra cooking equipment. Add a door and wrap the three walls with shallow shelves.