Designing a Home Gym

To keep your home gym studio from looking dark and unwelcoming, keep the contrast with bright white walls, black equipment, and neutral accents like rope and benches.

To keep your home gym studio from looking dark and unwelcoming, keep the contrast with bright white walls, black equipment, and neutral accents like rope and benches.

It's a new year and time for that new body.  It's no secret that easy access to exercise is the key to shedding those extra pounds.  Personally, I'm shedding for the wedding.  Others are looking to take off the holiday weight gain.  For those lucky enough to have a loft, garage, play room or unused space, why not turn it in to a home gym?  

The key to making your home fitness studio feel like a high end boutique is keeping the design beautiful.  A lot of home studios feel dark and dingy.  And musty carpeting doesn't help.  If possible, use a wood floor or cork flooring.

Here a handful of ideas to inspire your new project so that you can focus on the most important thing... you!

This homeowner added a small prefab shed in the backyard -- creating a workout oasis at an affordable price.

This homeowner added a small prefab shed in the backyard -- creating a workout oasis at an affordable price.

Do you plan on adding home fitness equipment or designing a home gym?  Let us know in the comments below!