Are you thinking of doing a garage remodel to set up a home gym?
Homeowners convert their garages into places to enjoy their hobbies all the time. A garage can be an art studio, home theater, or workshop—your imagination is the limit.
Remodeling a garage can be a daunting process, however. That is why we have assembled this brief guide to designing a garage as a home gym.
Make a Plan
Designing your ideal garage layout ahead of time is a good idea. Thinking about what will go where can help you form more realistic expectations and create a better result. Keep your budget in mind as you brainstorm.
Clear Some Space
If your garage is already insulated and climate-controlled, setting up a personal gym inside it may be as simple as clearing some clutter and setting up your equipment. Either way, it starts with having extra space to work with.
Garages tend to collect a lot of clutter over time. You may find it helpful to rent a dumpster if you realize you have a lot of garbage to get rid of.
Build New Storage
Unless you have ample storage space elsewhere, chances are you will still need to use your garage for storing things. Building new cabinets or shelving might be helpful for moving all the stuff you want to keep out of the way.
Being able to control the temperature in your home gym will be very important. If your garage lacks adequate insulation, you might want to consider adding some.
Spray-in insulation is a convenient and popular choice among homeowners. You will also want to get a good heater and air conditioner if the space isn’t already climate-controlled.
Choose Equipment Carefully
Now for the fun part: it’s time to choose what exercise equipment you will use in your new home gym.
When it comes to buying workout gear, there are two things to consider: getting a balanced workout and prioritizing exercises that you enjoy.
If you hate running, you may not want to invest in a treadmill. On the other hand, it’s important to get your cardio in somehow. Think about how you will balance the types of exercises you naturally enjoy with your body’s needs.
Complete Your Garage Remodel With a New Door
We have covered some fantastic ideas to try as you are creating a home gym in your garage. But another thing to consider is your garage door.
If your garage door is damaged in any way, it could make you vulnerable to break-ins, putting your exercise equipment at risk. If it’s uninsulated and letting in cold air, it could make working out very uncomfortable.
That’s where Premier Door Corp. comes in. Whether you want your garage door inspected or replaced, we have what you need to protect your home and keep you comfortable. Contact us to learn more.