Full height cabinetry allows for easy concealment of brooms/mops/vacuum cleaner. Having the washer and dryer separated creates more benchspace in an already tight area. Perhaps framing the dryer with cabinetry would create a more streamlined look.
Love this for a laundry room at the back of the house. Just come in the back door and leave it all in the laundry room! Black trim on window and doors. Sash pulls on the windows. Long bench with storage.