We like to have our coats handy instead of going up to the bedroom to get them.(have w/d) I had a "duhhhh..." moment when I was in Wally World. Over the door hooks on the outside! They work great. I put the self adhesive felt on them to keep them from scratching the door.We also use them over the bathroom door on the inside for hanging our "jammies".
We did the same "almost" - we don't have the w/d so put the hooks on the inside so our coats are handy.
We also made the bifold door so it only opens out - we put a small freezer in the w/d closet and it makes it easier to get to the food.
The door now swings out towards the entrance door - modified the door so it does not fold.