Space Saving Ideas: If your basement space is limited then have your laundry room designed so you can stack the washing machine and dryer on top of each other to save space as seen in picture (1). You might need a stool to reach the top buttons and reach into the top machine.
A Sink: Having a sink in a basement laundry room is a great idea (2). If you are remodeling and are having plumbing work done for the washing machine and dryers, it won’t cost much more to have extra plumbing for the sink done at the same time.
Storage Options: Storage is an important part of a laundry room (3) (4). You’ll want everything close by. So some storage options to consider include built in cabinets or wall shelves, would be best if the budget allows, or free standing storage units would also work. How about installing a clothes rail between two cupboards (5)?
For ideas and photos of how to store your ironing board, have a look at my post here: Wrestling With Your Ironing Board: Ideas on How To Store It and Hide It.
Work Space Basement Laundry Room Ideas: Look to plan a space for an ironing board and a hook on a wall to hang it onto (6). Or have one that is attached to the wall and folds out. A countertop is ideal for sorting and folding clothing (7) (8). If you are going to be spending some time in the laundry room, how about hanging up a TV on the wall?
Safety Design Tips: When planning on putting a laundry room in the basement some things to consider are: needing to have a floor drain (for any overflows) and that the machines will need to be near an exterior wall for the dryer vent.
Basement Space: This laundry room can be a room itself, closed off with walls, or a simple solution would be to use curtains to hide the area when it is not in use (9) (The Small Basement: Ideas and Tips On Making It A Dream Space).
Windows and Lighting: Having a window in a laundry room would be ideal as you’d be able to air out the space (it is also great for having some sunlight shine through during the day) (10) (11). When it comes to lighting, the best light fixtures to use would be pendant lights as they bring the light closer down than normal ceiling lights. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11
Here are some other basement and laundry room posts for more ideas:
- Style Guide: Modern Laundry Room Ideas and Storage Tips
- Design Guide: Basement Bathroom Ideas
- 14 Different Room Ideas For a Basement