It is every fitness enthusiast’s dream to have the best home gym. But what can you do if your home is just not big enough, or you simply cannot spare a room to accommodate all that equipment?
There is another option!
Are you currently using your garage? A large portion of Americans use their garages as a storage area, rather than for parking cars. If that is the case with you, you may be able to transform the clutter and chaos into a functional personal gym.
If you’re intrigued, you can follow these few steps.
Naturally, the first thing you will need to do is remove all the things you have accumulated in your garage. This shouldn’t take up too much time, but you will need to decide what to do with all the stuff. Once the garage is empty, you can assess the condition of the room itself.
People tend to take less care of their garage than the rest of the house. So if you are planning on repurposing your garage, you will probably need to do some work on it first. A cold concrete floor is less than ideal for a gym, especially in winter. It will need carpeting of maybe tiling and the walls are probably screaming for a paint job. The garage door might be old and rickety and need replacing and updating. Companies such as Rockstar Garage Door Services offer a wide selection of new garage doors. Once you have done the basics, you can start thinking about the details.
Lights and Heating
If you plan on using your gym throughout the winter, you will need to consider heating your gym as well. Most garages do have some form of heating. Consult an expert to see if it will be enough to feel comfortable in winter. If you are ready to invest more money, you can also improve the insulation. A garage doesn’t typically require a lot of light. However, if you are transforming your garage into a gym you will want to increase the amount of light. Fortunately, there are many options to choose from.
Choose Your Equipment
The meat of the project is actually choosing your gym equipment. Depending on your exercise style, you may want a treadmill or a bench press with weights or anything and everything in between. This part of the project is entirely up to you and your personal preferences. However, keep in mind that you are dealing with limited space, so choose smart.
Make a Floor Plan
In order to cope with the limited space, it is best to make a floor plan. You can do this by yourself or get an expert’s help. Make a layout of your garage and make sure that you get all the dimensions right. Then find a way to accommodate all the equipment you want into the space you have. Make sure that you account for doors, light fixtures and the equipment’s full span. If you’re going to need fixtures, outlets or light switches installed, it might be better off to call a professional electrician like Paul Macrina (go to website) to come out and do the work for you.
Another fun part of this project is picking out storage spaces for your equipment. There are a wide variety of options out there. Chances are there won’t be much space left for stand-alone fixtures, but you can choose from a multitude of overhead and wall-mounted storage spaces. Not only will your garage gym be tidy, it will be functional as well.
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4455 Murphy Canyon Rd Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92123, USA