Workout At Home (Worry Free & Judgment Free) with a Basement Home Gym
Connecticut Custom Home Basement Gym
Don’t waste time and money on a gym membership when you can complete your own home gym basement conversion. Instead of spending money on a monthly fee and the cost of transportation, you can invest in your own equipment and workout space. You can choose which machines and weight equipment you want for your specific needs. Or you can go fully custom with areas like yoga studios or tumbling zones. Whatever your sport, make sure you find a professional to help you achieve your home gym basement conversion.
Factors to Think About in a Connecticut Home Gym Basement Conversion
When completing any kind of basement renovation project, there are things to consider for safety and well-being. You’ll also need to keep in mind the customization you’re hoping for in your project. Going through a few items before you bring in the pros will make sure you’re fit and ready for the renovation to begin.
- Size – The overall size of your basement will determine the space you have available. Your needs might require that the whole basement is dedicated to the home gym or only a small space might be necessary.
- Health and Safety – There are several considerations to protect your health and safety in a home gym basement renovation. Any leaks or buildup of moisture must be addressed as these can lead to mold and mildew growth. Headspace is also an important factor for anyone who may be jumping or other exercises or equipment that need a good amount of ceiling height.
- Flooring – The flooring you choose in a home gym is up to you. Because basements are usually built on a slab floor made of concrete, there is an option for flooring including rubber flooring like you’d find in a gym or interlocking vinyl planks with pads on top of the floor to protect the equipment. Or you may be able to go without any flooring added at all. However, you may want to consider a flooring option that protects the concrete from any dropping weights or other pieces of equipment. Concrete may be hard, but it’s not indestructible and can chip and crack.
- Lighting – Lighting is another area that you can customize to your tastes. However, you may want to opt for choices that are protected from mishaps with equipment.
- Equipment – are you planning on installing equipment that uses electricity? The location of outlets and where any power cords will run is something to consider. Finding ways to keep cords from becoming tripping hazards is something to work into your plan.
- Extras – You should also think about all the extra features you want to be included in your home gym. Televisions and sound systems are a popular option to keep you entertained while you’re working out. This may lead to a discussion about the placement of electrical outlets and wiring for any audio/visual equipment. You may also want to consider large mirrors on some or all the walls and storage for your equipment, towels, mats, and other essential items.
- The “oh, I didn’t know that” factors – This is where you can sometimes use a professional to help you avoid headaches later. For example, if you live in a Homeowners Association (HOA), they may ask to see contractor’s licenses, proof of insurance, and plans before approving the project.
Finding Connecticut Remodeling Professionals for Your Home Gym Basement Conversion
You can easily locate a professional basement renovation team through a basic internet search. Simply search on Google or social media or Angie’s List to find and compare several businesses. Once you’ve looked at ratings and reviews, you’ll be able to choose the team that’s best for your needs. Be sure to check that the company you select is licensed and insured for the best value.
Have all your ideas ready and at hand before you contact them but be aware that you might need to adjust some of your needs. This is due to building codes that may stipulate you can’t do certain modifications. You may even choose to consult with multiple businesses to find out who can do the job best.
Contact Us To Talk About Your Connecticut Home Gym Project
Better Built Basements is a family-owned, professional basement renovation company serving all of Connecticut You can contact us by filling out an online form or by calling (860) 829-8587. You can also visit our social media pages to keep up with the latest news.
We offer free estimates to get your home gym basement conversion started with amazing value to you!