Exercising at home is almost a necessity and a workout room in your finished basement can add to your quality of life and value to your home.
Al Cloern, of Basements Unlimited, explains more in this video:
Al Cloern, of Basements Unlimited in Upper Arlington OH, talks about features to think about in your basement remodeling project with this tour of a completed workout room in a finished basement in Dublin, Ohio.
“A feature that we see a lot of in basement finishing projects are the workout rooms. People don't have a lot of time because they are working so much and their commute is long so they like to workout at home. A home owner can create a workout space in almost any part of the basement. Often we add entire rooms dedicated to exercise in a basement remodel.
In this finished basement, here in Dublin, Ohio, we put the rubber floor down in the workout room to keep the surface comfortable for exercising on a daily basis. We've added various mirrors around the room and a wall-mount TV. A person can walk on the treadmill while catching up on their latest show or breaking news.
We also created a solution to hide the sump pump in a corner with a cabinet. We often find ways to hide utilities and other equipment that is needed on the basement yet unsightly for a finished room. In this case, the homeowner will be able to access the sump pump when needed and also showcase different decorative items on top or use it for additional table top storage.
It's important to know the type and size of the exercise equipment you have or are going to purchase when considering the size of the room that we will design for you. We have to know how much space you need to allocate for it because some exercise equipment is very large and others will need a smaller storage area like hand weights and bands.
A basement workout room makes a great feature and added convenience to any homeowner. Overtime, you can save on those gym membership fees and enjoy exercising in the comfort of your own home.”