A room that is meant for washing, drying and ironing clothes in an apartment or in any other type of house is called a laundry room. In new homes, more laundry rooms are appearing on the basement. Although you could spend thousands of dollars to build or remodel a basement laundry room that rivals the rooms on the main floor of your home, there also are several ways that you can inexpensively spruce up your basement laundry room to make it pleasant and functional. Begin by getting rid of clutter in the room. Then go around the room with a broom or vacuum cleaner to get rid of dust and cobwebs. If the room has windows, wash them from the inside and out to let in as much natural light as possible. Paint the walls white to lighten up a dark basement and make the room appear larger. Use a bright accent color to paint the trim around doors and windows. Consider stenciling or freehand painting cheerful designs on the wall. Paint the concrete floor to match your accent color. Put down a large area rug in the center of the room, but be careful to not cover up any floor drains.
Shelving attached with brackets to your wall creates more storage space in your basement laundry room, but installing brackets into concrete walls can be tricky. Consider buying freestanding shelves and lining them against the walls. Gray metal shelving units are cheap and can be spray-painted in the accent color used for your room.