The shelf on top hiding the hanging rod looks much nicer than an exposed hanging rod. Don't like the soap and iron down low. [maybe the laundry room is our closet? or just all the hanging clothes in there.
One of my current projects -- a dedicated cleaning closet located within my pantry. Naturally, mine won& look exactly like this due to space arrangements and color choices (the yellow is actually kindof awesome, but not for me).
Great use of dead space with hidden sponge cabinet located below kitchen sink. Hidden pull-out panel below kitchen sink housing kitchen sponges and accessories. my parents did this in their house-such a great idea