The shelf on top hiding the hanging rod looks much nicer than an exposed hanging rod. Don't like the soap and iron down low. [maybe the laundry room is our closet? or just all the hanging clothes in there.
Four wall-mounted drying racks in a mudroom create an instant indoor drying room; recreate the look with four wall-mounted racks from Ikea. For something similar, consider Ikea's wall-mounted Grundtal Drying Rack;