When designing a utility space, adding a multipurpose option to an existing space (or designing a new home) can offer many design challenges and options! Every home can benefit from enhanced storage options and modifying a laundry area for both beauty and a sense of purpose can really elevate a room that is traditionally poorly designed.
For example, having a place to hang coats and scarves with a bench to sit on to remove boots will minimize the travel of wet items and keep soiled clothing close to the washer and dryer for easier attending to. Another useful option is to incorporate a pet station in the design for the cleaning and drying off of furry family members before they are set free into the rest of the house.
Wherever and whenever possible, maximize space to better suit your needs.