Alter a spare room
If you are lucky enough to have more bedrooms than you need, a spare one is an obvious space. Failing that, you could partition off part of a large bedroom or living area so that you still have useable space that isn’t part of the gym.
If you are nervous about partitioning permanently, a large folding screen will hide your home gym.
Basement or garage conversion?
Both are obvious locations for a home gym. You don’t have to go to the expense of extending heating into these spaces, but you may want to have a small shower enclosure built into one corner, for which you’ll need to comply with building regulations.
Because of their size, loft rooms and other smaller home gyms can get hot and stuffy, so you may need to add a fan or keep a window open when in use. Otherwise, there’s no reason why you couldn’t also add a shower or small ensuite bathroom to this room as well.
Whatever room you choose, go for white or light-coloured walls and ceilings, with a large mirror on one wall (away from the free weights area).
Many people choose to put their gym equipment in a garden room. As well as giving you a view of the garden as you work out, you don’t have to sacrifice valuable living space indoors.
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