Simple built-in to create a mudroom and/or storage anywhere from an entry, to kids room or in a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Put drawers under bench or have the seat lift up to store things.
Like this arrangement for washer dryer. Countertop above w&d Benjamin Moore Rock Gray Bathroom and Laundry Room : Home with Baxter did an incredible job renovating their half bath/laundry room. The top paint color is Benjamin Moore Rock Gray.
Countertop above washer and dryer so if I ever have a washer and dryer in a closet I can do this and have room to fold stuff. And I am sure it would be easy to do part of the table hinged for my top loading washer.