5 Ways Redo Basement Laundry Room

When I posted plans for a slim, rolling laundry room cart recently, I mentioned that for now–and for various reasons–our laundry area is in the basement. I really need a good Laundry Room Makeover! 

We know this is not the most cheerful of spots for the mundane task of sorting, washing, and folding clothes, but we’re making it work for now.


While ultimately I would love to have my laundry spot upstairs by our bedrooms, I know that the time for that renovation project is a ways off.  

In the meantime, I’m not opposed to sprucing up the part of my basement where my washer and dryer live these days.  

Check out some of the inspiration I’ve found. So here are…

5 Laundry Room Makeovers


1. Add Color


Structurally, there were really not any changes made to this laundry room at Bees Knees Bungalow.  

Instead, the homeowners opted to make inexpensive changes with color (and pattern) to the space to make it a happier place to spend time getting the clothes clean.

2. Cover it Up


At Southern Hospitality, paint, stencils, and textiles hide a multitude of ugly basement features.  

Much like the laundry room above, these were inexpensive ways to make the best of what they had.

3. Brighten Things Up


Even a finished basement can be dark and feel dingy without proper lighting.  

When Making It Lovely finished of their basement laundry room, they chose good lighting and light, bright finishes to keep things looking clean and cheerful.

4. Make It Cute


Stacy Risenmay knew they didn’t have the budget for actual walls and a finished laundry space.  

But she could freshen up the space by adding cute touches like weathered gray paneling, a pretty shelf, curtains, and fun accessories.  

Everything looks so good together that this looks like the kind of spot where you could enjoy folding laundry!

5.  Add Personality


Corrugated metal and paneling hide some of the utilitarian features of this laundry room, but the rest (like old pipes) are incorporated into the decor with antiques and salvaged treasures.  

It all adds up to make a space filled with personality at Knick of Time.

Why to Make a Laundry Room Makeover?

While the laundry room might not be the most glamorous space in your home, there are several compelling reasons to consider giving it a makeover:

Improved Organization:

A well-designed laundry room can enhance your efficiency by providing designated areas for sorting, folding, and storing laundry essentials. With proper shelving, cabinets, and storage bins, you can keep everything neatly organized, making the chore of doing laundry much more manageable.

Enhanced Functionality:

Upgrading appliances, such as washers and dryers, can significantly improve the functionality of your laundry room. Newer models often come with advanced features that save time and energy, such as quick wash cycles, steam cleaning options, and energy-efficient settings.

Increased Resale Value:

A renovated laundry room can add value to your home, especially if you invest in high-quality materials and modern fixtures. Potential buyers are often impressed by well-designed laundry spaces, which can make your property more attractive on the market.

Aesthetics and Comfort:

Even though laundry might not be your favorite task, a visually appealing and comfortable environment can make it more enjoyable. Consider adding elements like fresh paint, stylish lighting fixtures, and comfortable seating to create a welcoming atmosphere in your laundry room.

Multi-Functional Space:

With thoughtful design, your laundry room can serve multiple purposes beyond just washing and drying clothes. It could double as a mudroom, crafting area, or even a pet washing station, depending on your household’s needs. By maximizing the versatility of the space, you can make it more functional and enjoyable to use.

Overall, while the laundry room might not be the most exciting part of your home, investing in a makeover can improve its functionality, aesthetics, and value, making the chore of doing laundry a more pleasant experience.

Have you tackled an unlovely basement room or some other forgotten space in your home?  

What did you do to make it look better for less?

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  1. Ok, I am DEFINITELY loving the vintage vibe of that pastel “laundrette” picture! I might just have to try it out for our laundry room – it’s often a little spooky in there for me, so it makes laundry even more of a chore.

  2. It’s really nice how changing the colors can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of the room.
    Good lighting also makes the place more welcoming.

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