Survey: Laundry in the Kitchen?

We've noticed small laundry setups in the kitchen in several house tours and Small Cool entries, like this one: Karen's Unfinished Rowhouse. How does laundry in the kitchen work? We've always had ours safely tucked away in the garage or basement. Does it ever get in the way of cooking?

Do you have laundry in the kitchen? If so, how do you work around it?