Old house, old laundry room. We moved the Washer and Dryer to one place and bought front loaders, which you can stack. Love it. Then, we have the hot water heater next to them. It used to be just open and ugly, unless the door was against it. However, when I was wandering at Big Lots, I found this shower curtain that says Laundry all over it, (now why a shower curtain would say "Laundry" is beyond me), but, it was $1.00 and it covers the space beautifully.
What a great way to spend a dollar.