Look close to see why I pinned this otherwise common mud room design. the shoe/boot racks! Three rods installed to place Your footwear on, so that the rain, mud, slush, snow. - can drip off and Your shoes can dry.
For the laundry room. If you need the extra storage, this idea is perfect for you! If you are more simplistic in style, go with fewer shelves so it doesn't look too sparse and keeps a "warm inviting" feel.