I turned this 5th bedroom in my own home into a dedicated workout and yoga room. The room is 168 sq ft and came in at $3500 or roughly $22 a square foot #score. This includes drywall,paint and flooring.
I wanted a calm, cool and collected vibe…almost minimal but still with delicate details.
The Edits to know:
1.The room had already been dry walled with a closet opening and instead of taking that framing out we kept it in for resale value. Closet doors can easily be added if our needs change.
2. Because there are no site lines or neighbors behind us I left the windows un-treated to allow the window to act as a constantly changing piece of art work and it matches the minimal vibe I was after and I am so glad I didn’t clutter it up!* it did make the room hard to photograph though!
3. I Added gym underlay beneath the laminate floor for cushioning these old joints! It is cheap to do so why not?! And less of a tripping hazzard than gym mats if you have rug rats working out with you- I don’t but it is a good to know tip!
4. I made sure to select a light with a disbursement shade on the bottom. When you need the light on in early winter mornings you don’t want the bulbs staring you in your eyeballs- crunching is bad enough as it is!
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Pinterest Workouts clipped to the board #motivation
I got the TV for FREE from Telus with our contract #yahoo and This handy little white board lets me X or Y my workout days.
Adjustable weight bench is a must, this one was $200 from Rocky Mountain Fitness. Towels and Gloves also a must!
I loved the roses on this big canvas print and all the colors can be found outside the window and in the room. Another $40 Home Sense Find
I got this Nordic Track Treadmil on sale for $1200 & that is what you can expect to pay for a decent one. One simple towel hook is all I need in here.
I collect Buddha’s and buy or receieve one to mark special times in my life. The weight stacker is from Amazon-$40! And Blue Foam Roller: I hate you
Simple Floating Shelves- $40 each from Home Depot. I keep my indoor only shoes up top, Beautiful digital photo reminding me I will be on a beach so push myself to get that sweat on! My mala beads & crystals for meditation, books and a Quote that keeps it all in perspective.
Even a home gym needs a gym bag: I always keep my Yoga bag packed to grab easy if I am heading to a “real” class. This room is off my laundry room so when I come back in I throw clean stuff in and dirty stuff up. It actually never goes upstairs!
This is simple in design but the mosaic detail is subtle glam I am always after. $250 from The Lampost here in Kamloops
Behr Atmosphere White- Walls. The Trim is Behr Cloud White
Benjamin Moore Tempest Grey- Feature Wall
Arctic Grey 12mm Laminate