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Home Gym Renovation: Tips To Make Sure Everything Goes Right

Home Gym Renovation: Tips To Make Sure Everything Goes Right

Setting up a gym in your home can save you a lot of money in the long-run, especially when you consider just how pricey today’s gym memberships can be. Not to mention, when you have your own home gym, you’re more-or-less out of excuses not to exercise, as you’re never more than a few steps away from the equipment you need to break a sweat. If you’re thinking about renovating an existing space in your home to be used as a gym, and if you’re ready to never wait for a squat rack again, there are some important tips worth keeping in mind that can be easily overlooked.

Choose the Right Flooring

Start by considering the type of flooring you’ll have installed in your home gym. Put some careful thought into this, as you’ll need a flooring option that’s durable and practical for use in a home gym. There are a lot of different materials to choose from, and what you choose will be determined by what you want to do with your exercise space. What you need for heavy weights will differ from what you need for yoga.

Ensure Sturdy Placement

No matter what type of equipment you’ll be setting up in your home gym, make sure it’s properly installed and placed. Cardio and other heavy machines, for example, need to be placed on a hard and level surface. Otherwise, you run the risk of tipping or toppling. The same applies to any weight racks that you set up in your home gym. When in doubt, call a professional to help you set up your equipment and make sure it’s safely placed/secured before use.

Include Proper Ventilation

A stuffy gym space can lead to set-in odors that may spread to other areas of your home. Not to mention, a lack of ventilation or air circulation can leave you feeling prematurely exhausted during your workout. If your home gym space doesn’t already have a ceiling fan in place, consider having one installed as part of your renovation project. You might be surprised at what a difference the right ventilation can make in the overall comfort of your space.

Check Your Electrical Systems

Exercise machines may have higher wattage and electricity requirements than your current space is set up for. Therefore, you’ll want to check your home’s circuit capacity for that given space and make sure it can handle the demands of any equipment that will be plugged in. If not, then you’ll want to hire a licensed electrician to replace or upgrade your existing circuits to handle the increased wattage. You may even need to have a new dedicated circuit installed for your home gym. Failing to do ensure that your home’s electrical meets your gym wattage requirements could result in a fire hazard for your home, so this needs to be taken seriously.

Hire Professionals When Needed

Throughout your home gym renovation project, there’s a good chance you’ll run into several smaller projects that may require help from a professional. From installing your flooring to repairing drywall, to upgrading your electrical systems as needed, remember that it’s always worth it to spend the money on a professional who will get the job done correctly. The last thing you need is to put your safety or the safety of others at risk by attempting to DIY something that you don’t know enough about. And by simply taking your time to shop around for the right professionals for the job, you can find a solution that suits your budget.

Overall, creating your own home gym will take some careful planning and patience, but it will be worth it in the end when you have your own personal gym within the convenience of your home. And by following these tips throughout the process, you’ll have the best chances for success.

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