Also on these boards
cubbies- have with out-of-season flip through a hinged closet system. The board with hooks can be slipped off of notch to enter. Inside would be a few hinged coat hangers (for bulky winter and rain coats & pants), a clothing ladder (for draping the less bulky outdoor clothing), and a peg-hole rack (for things like hats, scarves etc.).
Looks almost too nice to be the "mud- room-entry" to a laundry room, and I'm not sure how practical it would be, but I do love the storage-behind-doors (louvered for ventilation), and the natural wood floor. Even the skylight is gorgeous. I would make it a bit wider, put a cushion on the bench, and provide under-bench shoe storage.
w/d in cabinets if we do along wall at end of kitchen... close off lower cabinets...add mirror to back and treat as a buffet! No one will ever have to know that my W/D is behind those doors! Plus, I think I have enough large Carrera tiles left over from our master bath to use as counter top here!