I would only have one shelf and instead have cupboards above it. Love the tiling. I would put a metal rod below the shelf and hang stuff there; like small metal baskets where soap and things are stored.
Like this arrangement for washer dryer. Countertop above w&d Benjamin Moore Rock Gray Bathroom and Laundry Room : Home with Baxter did an incredible job renovating their half bath/laundry room. The top paint color is Benjamin Moore Rock Gray.
i want to do something like this in our laundry closet :) Laundry organization ideas. Some great picture ideas on this page for getting the most out of your laundry space no matter how much room you have - from closet laundry nooks to larger spaces.