Great example of how to freshen your laundry space and make it a feature of your home! DIY Before and After Laundry Room makeover. Nicely staged, simple, effective with new shelves for additional space.
I don't have this exact set up but its a really cool way to add space in the laundry room. Plywood as a laundry room counter top, just rub on some danish oil. (add a cheap rubber floor mat between the wood and metal to dampen the sound)