Creating a basement laundry room sounds like a great idea, considering this room may require certain space in your home while on the other hand, you are running out of space.
Utilizing the unused room under your house could be a huge help after all. But of course, you will need some design ideas before creating this underground laundry room. This is why we are going to talk about it through this article after all.
Cozy contemporary basement laundry room
The picture above is an example of a cozy laundry room with a contemporary concept. This room uses the warmth sense provided by the woods.
Wood, in fact, gives the warmth and cozy look in every room and space occupied by them. Even the wooden tabletop works really well to make the room feels nice effortlessly.
Basement laundry room with bright blue color
Blue is a soft yet calming color, especially the kind of blue showed in the picture above. You seem like never go wrong with this color especially if you pair it with the shades of gray or white.
The cabinets and other fixtures are recommended to be white or shades of gray as well. Since the basement tends to be a darker spot than other rooms in the main house, the bright color could help with it.
Basement laundry room with French country style
If a generous space is not a problem for you then you can create a laundry room with French country style in your basement. Besides, a laundry room should be fun and elegant-looking too since you will work there with ease.
This laundry room features cabinets galore along with countertops that are easy to clean. Again, since this is a basement laundry room, you need to be smart when installing the lighting fixture.
Save the space by staking the washer and the dryer
In order to keep the layout clean, you can install a built-in shelf with a door and use it for the place of washer and dryer. Every time you are done with laundry, you can close the shelf’s doors and the room would look like not a laundry room.
Besides, those paneling things in the picture seem to work to create a modern look in the laundry room without reducing its main function.
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Sunny basement laundry room
Even though this is a basement laundry room, it is very possible to create a sunny-looking sense in the room. All you need to do is putting some fresh colors in the room.
Also, do not forget to pair it with some natural materials like bamboo or wooden to bring out more tropical and sunny senses.
All-you-can-take laundry room
Sometimes, a laundry room could serve as a storage room as well, where you can take out any household thing from it. As long as space is available, you can design the laundry room with some open shelves with floor-to-ceiling height.
The stacks would be helpful to be the storage for stuff like soap, toothpaste, toilet papers, brooms, and many more. It is preferably using neutral color so the room always appears light and clean.
Basement laundry room with a toilet
So, it is not a new thing anymore when there is a laundry room in a bathroom. Other than that, the presence of a toilet near the laundry room will be a huge help. You do not need to run to the main house just to finish your “business”, right?
Bold and shiny laundry room
As its name suggests, the picture above displays some shiny appliances in the laundry room. It basically has no specific style but it is safe to call it a contemporary laundry room.
In fact, pairing the shiny things in a room with a neutral shade could create a kinky look. Just try it though.
Semi-industrial laundry room
Most industrial styles would occupy metal finished in dark color or black with the wooden work. However, you can still get the industrial look on this since they use metal finished in a black and another element in neutral color.
The fabric shade is great to replace the doors in the cabinet since the doors could interfere with your work. Also, doors take up some other spaces which you would not like.
Kids-friendly basement laundry room
Actually, when it comes to kids-friendly term, it does not mean that your kids can sleep in the laundry room. However, you can create a space in your basement where your kids could also use it.
Like the picture above, you can occupy one side of the walls for the playing space. Other than that, make sure that each edge of the countertops are not harming the kids.
Floral basement laundry room
Floral laundry room could create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Like the picture above, the floral fabrics could substitute the lack of doors.
Fabrics allow us to have more space and are easy to clean as well. In order to add the coziness in the room, you may also add some wooden signage for the decoration.
Simple laundry room
If you want a simple layout of a laundry room in the basement, this picture might be describing enough of it. However, the basement is a good place to stack your booze and wine so go ahead though.
A laundry room with various functions
Since the basement is the place where you can store anything, you definitely can also combine share the laundry room for another purpose.
The picture below shows us that a basement could handle a laundry room, shoe storage, and tools storage in case your garage cannot handle it anymore.
More basement laundry room pictures and ideas
How to make an unfinished basement laundry room look nice?
You can add flooring and paint the walls a light color. There are many different types of flooring materials available, such as cork, bamboo, and even linoleum tiles that can be installed over painted concrete.
For wall painting, you can go down into the basement and hire someone to install an old-fashioned drop ceiling with a beige color. It can be quite eye-catching and it will also draw your eye to the rooms down there.
How much does it cost to move the laundry room to the basement?
It depends on what equipment you use and how much work needs to be done in order to install the laundry room. If you need to move the laundry tubs, then you will need to remove them from their place at the wall and store them (either in your storage or garage).
Then you will have to move the washer and dryer. If you don’t want to spend money on a moving company, then you can do it yourself.
What is the best flooring for a basement laundry room??
The best floors for a basement laundry room are ceramic floor tiles for several reasons. It is easy to clean, durable, and not slippery. In addition, it comes in a variety of styles and colors that can match any design you have in mind.
Is laminate flooring good for laundry rooms?
Laminate flooring is good for laundry rooms if you want to go with a cheaper option. It looks nice, but it will scratch if handled too much.
How do you cover up unfinished basement walls?
Paint the walls a darker color to cover up unfinished concrete walls. Or you can paint the walls with bright colors like red or blue.
If you want to brighten up the walls, you can use accent lighting. This will make the laundry room brighter and more inviting.
What is the biggest complaint about basement laundry rooms?
The biggest complaint is that they are very dark and can also be damp. You can fix this by adding flooring with a bright color. Or, you can add artificial lighting to the room.
There are various styles and concepts you can apply to your basement laundry room. The main concern about this room is the location but you can always address it.
When you will install the lighting fixture, make sure that it will not interfere with your workflow, considering the ceiling must be lower than the room in the main house.
Other than that, make sure that the style and concept you have chosen is matching with the space in your basement.