Neat and tidy: Install a coat hook low down on the floor in your hall and hang your trainers and shoes from it to keep life organised. Especially good for wet and muddy shoes. maybe even mount one outside the door on that porch.
Countertop above washer and dryer so if I ever have a washer and dryer in a closet I can do this and have room to fold stuff. And I am sure it would be easy to do part of the table hinged for my top loading washer.