What an awesome idea in a little room! Stick a mattress in between and you've saved a whoooooole bunch of waste space. *put some pillows on that top shelf, and you've got a reading nook too! the possibilities are endless!!
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