I like the boxed in component. would use this just inside the door of my new room. although my washer will not be a part of this, I love the idea of laundry baskets slid in, Ironing board on the wall and the drying rack above. Simple ideas and functional.
Sliding barn doors to hide laundry area; slide out of the way to be completely unobtrusive when you need to work within the space I don't much care for the barn look but the slide door is cool even a pocket door would be a good idea