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The Best Home Gym Ideas
Make space to exercise at home by transforming your extra square footage into a workout zone. No worries if you don't have a bonus room. Even a nook or empty corner just big enough for your kind of training could become a spot to work up a sweat. These ideas for fitting a gym into your home will get you inspired.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Basement Family Room IdeasContinue to 3 of 30 below.
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Rustic Home GymContinue to 5 of 30 below.
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Modern Farmhouse Home GymContinue to 6 of 30 below.
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How to Design a Home Gym
Corey at Sawdust 2 Stitches turned a boring bonus room into a home gym that inspires her to run. To make her space workout worthy, she spruced up the walls with painted ombre stripes. Covering the beige carpet with interlocking rubber tiles was next. For storage, she added inexpensive gym lockers. Topping things off is a bench and custom wall art.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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Home Yoga Studio
A spare bedroom becomes a yoga retreat in this home by Reena Sotropa Design Group. A large mirror helps yogis check their alignment and form. The sizable woven rug soothes bare feet. So the homeowner can get gear organized, there is plenty of wall storage and a rolling cart for yoga essentials. Our favorite feature is the wallpapered ceiling, which enhances the room's peaceful vibe.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Workout Room Layout Ideas
While a home gym with a beautiful view is ideal, you can turn a windowless space in your home into a fresh and airy workout zone with these ideas from One Three Design. Recessed LED lighting, white shiplap walls, and floor to ceiling mirrors keep things feeling bright.
Worried about dumbbells scuffing your floor? Interlocking foam mats as shown usually cost $7 or less per tile. Another smart idea to steal that will enhance your workout experience is the towel and water station. There is more to see in this room next.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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Exercise Equipment Placement
On the opposite end of the room, we just mentioned are two cardio machines. A feather wall decal adds a pop of visual interest. Another smart feature is the barn style sliding door that does not take up floor space when open.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Gym Equipment in the Bedroom
When it comes to motivation, having a spot where you can workout in a small apartment can make a huge difference. The first step is carving out the square footage for a home gym. IKEA Ideas suggests creating a nook in your bedroom or living room with a curtain room divider. In this space, a curtain chisels out just enough room for yoga and weightlifting. To keep your workout gear organized, hang some shelves or get a small storage unit as shown.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Home Garage Gym
If you kick your car out of your garage, you can turn the space into a gorgeous home gym just like this one by Mr. Kate. The goal here was to create a super functional and fashionable spot for exercising that is chock-full of spa-like accents. Shown here is just a small section of the conversion. To soak it all in, take a peek at the following photo.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Scandi Inspired Home Gym
Here is another spectacular glimpse of the garage to gym conversion by Mr. Kate. White walls, new flooring, and gorgeous french doors brighten the formerly dark space. Besides the workout equipment, the gym also includes a fridge for drinks and chilled eucalyptus towels. The cherry topping off this sweet spot is the crystal chandelier.Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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CrossFit Garage Gym
Menter Byrne Architects turned a detached garage into a CrossFit funhouse. Hanging off strong steel beams are gymnastic rings for strength training. Old school gym mats on the floor provide cushioning. At the back of the room is loft storage. Behind the chalkboard covered barn door is a toilet. The stainless steel, trough sink on the left offers a spot to rinse off. Overhead are four Industrial inspired pendant lights. Our favorite feature? The two hammock style swing chairs.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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How to Create a Yoga SanctuaryContinue to 18 of 30 below.
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Think you do not have room for a treadmill in your small apartment? This smart idea by the duo behind Craft Your Happiness shares how to turn a nook in your home into a concealed workout zone. To get the job done, you will need to install a floor to ceiling curtain. Afterward, make your new treadmill nook more inviting with pendant lighting and inspirational wall art.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Living Room Cardio
Keeping a cardio machine in your living room is no longer a decorating faux pas. A, for instance, is this sleek spinning bike on display in blogger Bianca Chvatik's home. Following her lead may encourage you to workout more often. Unlike a basement or garage gym, keeping your conditioning equipment in one of the most used spots in your home may make it harder to skip exercising.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Home Gym in Spare Bedroom
The entire fourth floor of this Brooklyn town house remodeled by BFDO Architects is a guest room outfitted with white oak shelves and a workout zone. The latter features a wall-mounted chin up and dip rack. There is also an anchored resistance band. A thick exercise mat protects the wood parquet floor from dropping barbells.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Basement CrossFit Gym
Here may be the ultimate home gym designed for hard-core cross training. Designed by John Kraemer and Sons the room features concrete walls for anchoring heavy equipment. Covering the floor is commercial rubber flooring. Our favorite touch is the disco ball (hanging from the ceiling) that adds a bit of flashy whimsy.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Brighten Up a Dark Basement
The builders at Jackson and Leroy turned a dark basement into an open and airy home gym with these décor tricks. Built-in cabinetry and colorful carpet tiles give the space a spa-like vibe. Recessing lightings keeps the room looking bright and cheerful. And when things get heated, two ceiling fans will cool down the gym.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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