Love the pull out shelf idea -- been trying to figure out how to get a folding surface in my tiny laundry. Replace with single dual function unit and use the upper portion for laundry, Pull out sewing machine storage under table.
Attic Bedroom Closet Design, Pictures, Remodel, Decor and Ideas - page 9 - sublime-decor. I have the perfect wall (with attic behind it) to do this. I've often thought of making an easily accessible closet there.