If you are tired of dealing with the crowds at your local gym, creating a home gym can be a great a solution. The basement in your home that is currently being used for storage can be an ideal space for setting up a gym that has all the equipment you need. If you are ready to create the gym of your dreams with a Denver basement finishing
project, give the folks at Ridgeline Design and Build a call. They can get you started making your home gym a reality.
The following is a list of the items you will need to take into account when you get your project started.
When you invest in expensive gym equipment, you want to make sure it’s protected from any kind of water damage. Have a professional assess your basement area for water leak possibilities. Check for any kind of mold as well.
Walls and Floors
If you are putting in new framing, it’s a good idea to add insulation before putting up sheetrock to keep your gym from being too drafty. Think about paint colors for the walls and choose colors that are cheerful and upbeat. If you enjoy music while exercising, you can incorporate a sound system.
Figure out what type of flooring will work best with the equipment you plan to have. Tile is easy to clean, but it can shatter if you drop a heavy dumbbell on it. Wood flooring looks good, but it too is subject to damage from dropped equipment. Carpeting is another option to consider, and it has good noise-canceling properties.
If there aren’t a lot of windows in your basement, you might want to consider adding ceiling fans to help with air circulation. You want to make sure your exercise environment is comfortable.
A dark, stuffy basement will not be very welcoming, and it could put stop to your regular workout routine if you dread going to your home gym. Add plenty of lighting so the space is light and bright.
Choosing the Right Gym Equipment
Make sure you select equipment that you are actually going to use regularly so you don’t waste your money. If you are a weightlifter, consider adding a squat rack. If you are a runner, a treadmill is probably a good idea. Think about what you use regularly at your current gym.
Men’s Health recommends you put these 20 pieces of equipment in your home gym
There are other items to consider that can make your home gym comfortable and keep you motivated, such as:
These things can go a long way to making your home gym an enjoyable place to be.
The professionals at Ridgeline Design and Build can work with you to transform your basement into the gym of your dreams. Give us a call at 303-346-6100 or request a free quote. When you are ready for your basement refinishing project, let the experts at Ridgeline Remodeling help. Contact us
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