To most of us, the design of laundry/utility rooms doesn't earn that much of a fuzz. In fact, the maid's room almost always becomes the default utility room. But when we were building our house then, my hubby & I made sure that a space is allocated for the laundry/utility room at our basement, adjacent to the driver's & maid's rooms.
A laundry room must have the following : spaces for the washing machine & clothes dryer, ironing board, a laundry tub for washing delicates, overhead/countertop cabinets or shelves for storage of washing/ironing essentials, separate clothes hampers for soiled & newly washed clothes/linens, clothes rack/line. Good lighting & proper ventilation must also be considered.
Here are some laundry room ideas you might want to look at :