A stacking washer and dryer are great for smaller spaces and make room for a built-in ironing board and additional storage — household cleaning supplies, central vac hose and broom closet. And ironing board in drawer.
Tile floor is nice Here's a great article about mud rooms. We don't call them mud rooms in the Carolinas because we don't need a lot of heavy coats or boots. These rooms are drop zones in Charlotte. Great places to stow book bags and sporting gear.