Mrsmarv - Laundry room
MrsMarv - our laundry room is identical to yours from the outside, and is in the dining room and backs up to the garage. We are finally having it fluffed up from the disaster the GC performed when building the garage. Long horrible story. We need to keep the doors open during the winter so that the temp equalizes and I just haven't been able to face it, so we are doing something about it which will be pretty much cosmetic.
That said, do you have a picture of the inside of your laundry room? I like your idea of disguising it when you entertain; I just want to not cry and am open to any suggestions.