When it comes to beating the winter doldrums and keeping fit, there’s nothing like a trip to the gym. But trudging your way out into the cold is never fun, even if it leads to you working up a sweat. That’s just one reason at-home gyms are a worthwhile investment. These tips for designing the perfect at-home fitness center will help you create a space that you will love to work out in and raise your home’s appeal to potential buyers.
Location, Location, Location
When it comes to choosing a location, practicality should come first for home gyms. You will be moving heavy machinery and dumbbells into the room and running around the space in your sneakers. You need a spacious room with sturdy flooring and plenty of outlets. That’s one of the reasons why gyms are an excellent design idea for basements. Others elect to put their gym in the garage or tack it on to their home office.
Energize With Color Scheme
Color impacts mood. Sunny yellows can lift our mood and put a smile on our face, while blue can make us feel relaxed or even somber. When you’re designing your at-home fitness center, you can use this to your advantage to create a space that maximizes your motivation. Avoid warm, mellow tones that will make you more inclined to sit back and relax. A bright, white space will bring the most light into the room, making you feel energized and ready to go.
A Note on Paint
When it comes to paint, the glossier the finish, the more durable and easy-to-wash it will be. However, high gloss paints can sometimes be distracting and clash with the rest of the space. Choosing an eggshell or semi-gloss paint will give you the best of both worlds.
Visualize Success With Mirrors
There are several reasons why gyms have mirrors on their walls. On a practical level, mirrors allow you to check your form to avoid injuries from overextension. But they also serve a psychological purpose. One of the main deterrents for people going to the gym is a lack of confidence or belief that they can work out. Looking up and seeing yourself exercising can work as a motivational tool to keep your eyes on the prize.Never miss an episode of our real estate podcast. Install our FREE Podcast App available on iOS and Android. For your Apple Devices, click here to install our iOS App. For your Android Devices, click here to install our Android App. Check my videos on Youtube