So I really wanted a better way to sort my laundry, but didn't really have the tools to make a built in, so after a lot of searching for something that would work in our space, this is what we came up with. IKEA Hejne shelf, with an extra shelf piece (shelves are sold in sets of 2, and I wanted 5 shelves instead of just 4 to maximize the space) and Sterilite laundry baskets from Walmart. I'll probably paint it at some point, but it works great!
Good example of layering - can use these sorts of plants in most of your garden beds. So you've got tall palms at the back, the Elephant ear adds drama, the cordylines (red ones) colour, and the lower philodendron covers the ground.