Converting your basement into your own, personal gym can be an exciting new venture. Not only are there many advantages to having your workout space just downstairs – the time saved and motivational factors being only a couple – but it’s also a great way to add value to your property, whilst making the most of unused space.
So, if you’re thinking of converting your London basement into a gym, here’s what you need to know.
Creating a gym in your London basement
Creating a gym in your own basement allows you to tailor the space to your own, personal needs. You can choose music that motivates you, install a television to watch while you work out and choose exactly what equipment you need. Your ultimate goal in converting your basement into a gym, is to create a space that you will look forward to spending time in.
With that in mind, here are a few things you should consider:
- Mirrors – Not only will mirrors give the illusion of a much larger space and make the room seem brighter, but they will also allow you to check your form while exercising to prevent any injuries.
- Speaker System – One of the best things about having your own private basement gym, is that you won’t need to wear headphones any more, and will have full control over the music selection. Investing in a quality sound system can help to keep you motivated and make a real difference when you’re working out.
- Storage – To keep your basement gym looking great, think about what storage areas you want to install to reduce clutter. You may want to consider boxes to store yoga mats and jump ropes, a fridge to keep water cold, and wall hooks to hang towels.
Converting your Basement
At Simply Basement, we strive to create the dream space for all of our clients, however there are some structural elements you should consider when planning your basement gym.
- Ventilation – When it comes to basement gym conversions, proper ventilation is important. There are many ways to ensure that the air is kept circulating in your new gym, so be sure to discuss your options with your Simply Basement surveyor.
- Space – If your basement is made up of a number of smaller rooms, you may want to utilise this layout to create a cardio room, a weight room etc. Alternatively, you may wish to remove some of the walls to create an open space to workout in. If you already have an open space, there will be plenty of options available, so you shouldn’t run into any issues.
- Lighting – In any basement conversion, lighting is paramount. Without windows to take advantage of natural light, you need to think carefully about how to illuminate the space. With basement gym conversions this is especially important, as you want your area to be bright and motivating. Speak to your Simply Basement design team expert about what lighting options will be best for you and your property.
- Flooring – The majority of basements have concrete floors, which are a perfect base for gym conversions. Heavy equipment won’t be an issue, and you can add carpet, or rubber tiling which is particularly good for absorbing impact and keeping the area soundproof.
If you’re interested in converting your London basement into a gym, contact the experts at Simply Basement today on 0800 917 7571 or visit our contact page.