Increase Your Home’s Value with a Home Gym

American obesity is still on the rise, and it’s becoming increasingly important for us to become more health-conscious. The most important thing that we should be doing is watching what we eat. As the old adage goes, “you are what you eat,” and America’s public shows that’s true. Aside from watching what you eat, you should also take the time to get regular, moderate exercise. Combining these two ideas will help you lose weight and feel better about yourself.

Working out is imperative and the exercise helps boost your immune system to fight off viruses, bacteria and other maladies. For many of us, working out in a gym is intimidating. Both men and women can suffer from a lot of potential problems— from insecurity issues with how we look, to how much we can lift and how heavy we are. Due to this problem, more homeowners are building their own home gyms. Not only does this make working out a much easier task, it can even increase the aesthetic value of a home.

If you are considering building a home gym, there are a few initial steps. First, you’ll need to figure out if you want to convert an existing room into your home gym. If you can’t convert an existing room or your garage, a new addition is another option. Certainly building an additional room will be an expensive project, but it will increase the value of your property enough to justify buying new exercise equipment for your home gym.

It’s important to note that if you want to build a home gym correctly, make sure your new addition has relatively high ceilings. This will give you more range when choosing which exercise equipment to buy or when taking into account calisthenics like jump rope. Keep in mind the size as well as you will need space to stretch and move.

You’ll also want to consider the materials you will use to build your home gym. For sanitation purposes, carpet probably isn’t the best choice. If you plan to use metal weights, look into a rubber floor. Cork is another good option, but it will dent if subjected to high impact activities like weightlifting. Other ideas include: interlocking EVA foam tiles, utility grade wood flooring and laminate flooring.



  • Decorate simply
  • Invest in Ventilation
  • Sound system
  • TV for video workout programs


As one of the top specialty rooms that buyers are looking for in a house, a home gym will be a great addition to your home and your health. For other inspirational ideas about how to set up your home gym, search online for images and consider using social media sites like Pinterest & Instagram.

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