The single most important part to converting your extra space into a gym is picking the right flooring. If you're a yoga nut, or apply a lot of floor routines to your workouts, the flooring is vital to your comfort in working out in your own home. The best flooring for your gym would be a comfy carpet tile. It's cheap, durable, and resilient. Your mat needs extra comfort from the flooring to get the best out of your workout and put minimal strain on your back and knees. If you don't have the right flooring, all else will fail. You'll be in pain from your workouts and resist using your in-home gym. So make sure you're making the choice most comfortable for you to keep your spare room in optimal use.
Clutter and disorganization in your home can cause loads of stress, and it's no different in a gym. If you don't have the right cabinets and storage units to keep your gym in tip top shape you won't want to deal with your new space for long. Keep it organized and you'll be in they gym often, if not, your renovation will be all for nothing. Make your equipment easy to access, but keep it organized. Spending 20 minutes trying to find the right dumbbell for your first set will only aggravate you and keep you from working out. Keep it tidy.
Once you have the right flooring and storage you can stop there and get started, but it may be in your best interest to re-paint. Re-painting with vibrant and bold colors can help not only energize your space, but energize you as well. Using bright and bold colors will help pump you up and energize you when getting ready for another intense workout. The color of your walls psychologically affect you more than you think, so picking energetic colors will help you get the best out of your workouts.
Creating a gym is just one of loads of possibilities to make use of spare space in your home, but one the could greatly benefit your attitude and health. Take these suggestions as a guid to help you formulate the perfect in-home gym if a workout area is your desired project for your home.