Over the past year and a half, the pandemic has forced us all to adapt and do things a bit differently. We probably all know someone that remodeled a bedroom into a home office for remote work or created a study space for online learning in the kitchen – we certainly did our share of those projects. Another trend was in-home gyms.
Fitness centers and gyms were, of course, closed for a good part of the year and, even after they reopened, people were still reluctant to return to sharing sweat with strangers. In addition, the popularity and affordability of interactive home fitness equipment like those from Peloton and NordicTrack has boosted the home gym trend to the point that it looks like it will be a popular renovation item post-pandemic, as well.
The challenge of building a home gym, however, is designing it so it blends with the style and aesthetics of the home while maintaining its functionality so, if you are considering a home gym, there are a few things you need to think about first:
- Location: Where in the house will it be located? In the basement? The garage? An attic?
- Type of Workout/Equipment: Heavy weight training, yoga, spinning, treadmill, etc. can determine where in the house the gym can be located.
- Size: How much equipment can fit in the space without overcrowding or compromising safety?
- ADU: Would an Accessory Dwelling Unit make more sense?
- Style: How can the space match the rest of the house?
Once you’ve considered these things, give us a call to set up a consultation with one of our designers. We can help exercise that balance between style and function with no sweat. We are always more than happy to answer your questions and help you “Dream it. Build it. Love it”.
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