Turning your basement into a gym is a great (and healthy) way to get more value out of your home. However, designing your indoor workout place can be a challenge. This is why interior and bath remodeling experts recommend keeping in mind a few tips when visualizing your personal training area.
Know Your Equipment
Your basement gym will never be as big as a commercial one so you will have to handpick the training equipment that you will put there. We’re not just talking about the exercising machines; we’re also talking about other equipment, such as storage for weights, mats and other workout devices. This will help you get an idea of how much floor space you need.
Pick the Right Entrance
The door to your gym is just as important as entry doors in most homes. That being said, you need to pick a basement door that is easy to operate, especially from the inside. The last thing you want is door troubles after you tired yourself out after an extreme workout routine.
Consider a Gym Shower
Many people find it quite bothersome to walk all the way to their home’s main bathroom after a training session. If there’s plenty of room to spare, you may want to consider dedicating some space for a personal gym shower. Just make sure that the shower has proper ventilation and drainage to prevent the basement from getting too humid.
A gym that doesn’t look good could be a boring place to exercise. You should paint the walls,and then maybe add motivational posters and better lighting to make the gym a more beautiful place.
If you need help getting a basement gym, then we’re more than happy to help you. STL Design and Build is the leading home exterior contractor in Maryland Heights, MO, and nearby areas. You can call us at (314) 736-5800 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.