Most dryers can't be pushed up against the wall due to the dryer vent so why not build a shelf to cover the gap. Not only does it add more storage but it also keeps items from falling behind the washer and dryer
Pick up these crates at Michaels for about $4. Stain or paint. Add a pair of shelve racks from Home Depot and Wa La...you have an attractive storage unit for towels or anything else that requires easy access. (note: Reinforce the crate by securing with screws through the wood into the wall.)
This is genius! Swing arm rods. Interesting, would cover the window but make them look bigger when open...this is exactly what I wanted to do for our kitchen window but these rods are so hard to find!!!!