Working out and getting in shape is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions every year. However, petty excuses like “I’m too tired” and “It’s too far away” tend to come in the way of achieving your ideal body.
However, it’s high time we got rid of this negligence. Our bodies deserve to be taken care of. To ensure that one does not miss out on their daily dose of workouts, what better solution than to bring the gym home?
You heard us right. If you have space in your garage (or even better, an entire extra garage!) at your hands, why not utilize it?
If that is what you came here looking for, you have come to the right place. This article has extensively covered ways to transform your garage into a gym.
What Area Of Your Garage Can Become A Gym?
The first question that comes into mind in such a situation is which corner of your garage can you transform into a gym? Because garages tend to be storage rooms for all the junk in the house plus a vehicle parking spot, this can be tricky.
Keeping the small space in mind, careful consideration should be made. Adding a vertical bike rack or Slatwall can help maximize space.
Perhaps you can use one wall entirely for a wall-length mirror. It can be helpful to you and your wife and children, whatever activity they might be fond of.
1. Installing a television or electrical outlets for equipment
It is better to let the experts do the work in such a scenario. They can ensure precise and accurate work, and there is a much lesser danger of making detrimental mistakes.
You can do other tasks such as adding a coat of paint, installing new storage units, etc., which you can do.
If your ceiling comprises wooden beams, it is advisable to consider a drop ceiling. However, proper insulation should be done to prevent mice from housing on your roof.
In case of a solid finish ceiling, consider adding storage units to the roof.
2. Plans for the floor
If you think that your garage’s concrete floor will hold the heavyweight of your equipment just because it supports your vehicles, you’re wrong.
Constant impact resistance can cause damage to the floor. Therefore, you can replace the floor with the following options:
Epoxy or polyuria
Professionals can install both these layers. They are waterproof, impact-resistant, and solid. Your garage can get a shiny look out of this too.
Garage floors are prone to wear and tear by humidity and mold. Therefore, ensuring that you either have a dehumidifier or a waterproof floor (or better, both!).
Rubber training mat
A rubber mat allows the equipment to stay in one place and keeps people from falling. If you happen to drop a heavy piece of equipment such as a dumbbell, the mat can cancel out the noise too.
The rubber mat also keeps your elbows, knees, and tailbone safe during exercises. The carpet is more comfortable than concrete.
If you prefer carpets over rugs, you should carefully choose one that is hard-wearing and tightly woven. This helps you get better adhesion during workouts and achieve better stability.
Carpets are not the best recommendation because they soil quickly and deform over time. Also, if your garage gets damp, the carpet will absorb all the moisture, and it will be hard to get it out before the carpet molds.
While carpets provide insulation during winters, you can achieve that goal with a heater.
3. Consider aerating your garage.
The best way to maintain the air quality of your garage is to install a dehumidifier. After all, it would be best if you prepared your Garage For Summer.
You can get small and quiet ventilation systems if you prefer not to have significant and difficult-to-operate monitors.
If winters are getting too cold, you can consider getting a portable heater.
4. Insulating your garage
Insulation has multiple functions, such as:
- Keeping you warm during cold weather
- Keeping the noise within your garage so that no one else is disturbed by your workouts
- Keeping insects and rodents out of the roof
If your roof has a mice problem, get polyurethane foam or fiberglass insulation. Mice can’t chew through them.
5. The importance of windows
The presence or absence of windows can make a massive difference in the overall environment of the garage.
Although it is difficult to cut holes in the wall of a pre-existing garage, you can order a garage door with walls in it.
To find out more about such doors, you can look up Elite Garage Door and Gate Repairs.
Author Bio: Ran Kroynish is an experienced handyman who’s been working for Elite Garage Door & Gate Repair for 10 years. When he’s not fixing garage doors, he likes to share his repair ideas and knowledge with others.