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.
1902 victorian whole house remodel basement bathroom with laundry featuring a sliding barn door reveal. JD: sliding barn door hides wall of laundry & storage - color & style more PAtina FArm for family room