This is a picture of what my laundry room looked like Monday. The shelf with all the crapola was behind the door.
Mr. Fixit (yes, the one from Richard Scary books) is supposed to come tomorrow and put up sheetrock over the wooden slat wall that we've lived with for 6 years now. He will board up the window (despite how it might photograph, it's really a very cheap, sad, little window.) and vent the dryer through an opening in it. The outside of said boarded-up window will have a "Bahama Shutter" so we can avoid having to stucco it.
My plans are to have a front loader washer and dryer stacked on the left side and a big ol' cabinet on the right and at the top of the washer and dryer. There will be nothing behind the door. 'Cept maybe a great piece of art. I am going to also have three recessed lights. My mom suggested a crystal chandelier, which I would do if it didn't interfere with the opening of the cabinet doors. I even have a tiara I could wear whilst doing the laundry. Alas... it has to be the recessed lights.
Here is what the room looks like at 11pm on Tuesday night.