We have a laundry "closet" for our washer and dryer, and this fits well in the space. Our washing machine is the older "top loading" style, so we had to leave enough space for the lid to open when the rack is extended. Something to consider when hanging it. I wish we had room for two of these racks since I air dry a lot of clothes and it generally fits about one load of drying items.
I purchased this item over a year ago and use it each week. It is perfect for hanging delicate items. It is mounted next to my clothes dryer. It takes up very little space but does a huge job. I highly recommend getting one.