A pull out shelf to balance the laundry on. In this pic the washing machine is raised up - less bending. And laundry products are stored on a built in shelf
If a large kitchen diner is added at the back, the old dining area at the back of the living room can become dark . In this layout it has been closed off and turned into a utility room. It could also become a tv snug, or a spare room, or an office.
An insulated cupboard, vented to outside for airing laundry
A utility cupboard might fit on a landing, in the bathroom or under the stairs
Smart utility area