Basement remodeling is one of the most common winter home improvement projects. Coincidently, not enough time is one of the main reasons why people forego the gym and are not as fit or as active as they should be. But what if you could have your own gym at home simply by allowing us to help transform your basement?
You could get the full gym experience without having to deal with the traffic or waiting for equipment to be freed up by other gym-goers. Even more importantly, you can work out on your own schedule. If you have a basement that is empty or even has some extra space, you can use it to set up your own home gym.
A basement gym comes with quite a few advantages. Let’s take a look at some of the most obvious advantages now:
Cost: The setup itself can be relatively inexpensive, since you can take the no-frills approach.
Simplicity: Since you will be using free-weights and maybe some equipment, you can forget about fancy floor tiles. The original floor of the basement should do well enough, but you can add rubber floor mats if you prefer.
Convenience: Since there are already plumbing lines below the first floor of the home, you can install a small bathroom with relative ease.
Some simple changes that could see you using your gym in no time are:
Add a fan or two for proper air circulation. Adequate air circulation is not something the average basement is known for. Also, you can get pretty hot while working out, so this simple addition will add to your comfort.
Make sure you have enough space to make it viable. Even if you don’t plan to put any machines in your gym, it must still have enough room to enable you to move around comfortably and safely using free-weights or bands. If you use the basement as storage, you may need to co-exist with storage boxes by tucking them neatly into a corner.
Make sure the basement is waterproof. Working out in a damp basement is just asking for trouble. Before you get this project underway, check the walls and floors for signs of dampness. If there seems to be a moisture problem, give us a call so that we can deal with it before you start putting in gym equipment.
Choose energizing colors for the walls. Warm or bold colors can have a good psychological effect when you are working out. Avoid colors that are too bright as you may find them distracting.
Before you buy any equipment, make sure that it will be easy to get it down the stairs. Your local building codes probably call for your basement to have an exit, so give us a call to take care of this as well.
Quality First Home Improvement is located in Newington, Connecticut and serves the areas of Newington, Plainville, Portland, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, South Windsor, West Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor. Call us today at 860-667-8105 to discuss how we can help with all of your home improvement needs or help design the perfect basement home gym.