So we found wasted space under the eaves . . .
Under the sloping wall, we added an area for folding clothes with lots of storage underneath, hidden by a fabric "curtain" threaded onto a length of heavy wire secured to the underside of the counter top by small eye hooks.
I love some of the photos shared by blogger Miss Kopy Kat in her recent post entitled How To Transform a Laundry Room. Her fabric treatment under the counter is similar to mine and also hides a storage area. Her laundry room even includes a coffee station and wine bar!
I hot-glued brightly-painted clothespins to a yardstick and mounted it on the wall between my dryer and folding area to hold those mystery socks that always seem to exit the dryer without their mates. The paper towel holder is handy for spills and a framed pattern envelope from the 1950's adds a little color and whimsy. (How about those hats?)