Home gyms are growing increasingly popular as gym membership fees continue to skyrocket and the amount of workout videos, exercise DVDs and online subscriptions seem to keep growing by the day. This is why many homeowners are choosing to incorporate home gyms into their new custom homes, and what better time than when you’re building a home to configure this room into it? Instead of converting an existing bedroom into a makeshift gym, you have the ability to have a space, dedicated to working out, and have all the bells and whistles that go along with it.
Your home builder can help. Here are some ways your builder can help you get the home gym you’ve always wanted that is not only functional, but down right perfect for your lifestyle.
Choosing the Space
Your home gym needs to work for you, and that’s why it’s important to figure out which room you’re going to dedicate to this early in the home building process. Choose a space that is on the side of the house that doesn’t have the sun beating down on it for most of the day. This is going to create extremely hot temperatures in your gym, making for less than favorable workout conditions. Think about the following scenarios:
· Are you a morning exerciser?
o Then, be sure to choose a room where the sun isn’t gracing you with its early morning presence for the duration of your workout.
· Do you get bored easily during that cardio workout?
o Try choosing a room with a view to curb your boredom.
How Your Builder Can Help
Taking these things into consideration, get with your builder early on to figure out which room is going to be the one that wins. You builder can ensure that enough air flow will be coming into that room and any windows installed aren’t going to make you pass out from heat exhaustion during mid-afternoon workouts in sunny Southwest Florida. They will also be sure to incorporate enough space into the room to allow for all of your workout machines and gear to fit comfortably.
Designing the Space
Now that you’ve chosen the right room, it’s time to design it so that it’s functional and comfortable. Many homeowners tend to choose a light color pattern for this room with plenty of natural light. Exercise machines need to have their own dedicated spaces, preferably close to electrical outlets, and various other gym items, like weights, stability balls and resistance bands need to have a home of their own, so they don’t clutter up the space.
How Your Builder Can Help
Your builder is able to take what you want and design the room around that. If you’re not loving the abundance of natural light here in Southwest Florida, your builder can incorporate recessed lighting, and if your gym items need a dedicated place to reside, your builder can add in built-in shelving just for them. Other items like mirrored walls, air purification systems, sound systems, ventilation and flooring can also be discussed with your builder.
Designing the Perfect Home Gym
No two gyms will be alike. Everyone has different needs and desires when it comes to their custom home, but one thing is certain. Keeping your builder in the loop when designing your home gym is imperative to getting what you want. They are able to work with you to design the space you want and offer recommendations so that you’re happy with the end product.
The experts at Frey & Son are ready to get started with your project. Call us at (239) 495-8200 or visit www.freyandson.com.