There are many ways in how you can convert or transform your garage so that it serves your home for the better. For example, many homeowners convert their garage into a games room or even a home office, but for the fitness lovers, the garage works great as a converted gym.
Whilst a fitness room might not be everybody’s cup of tea, it can be a great way to help get in shape before the summer holidays. If you are wanting to get fitter or in better shape going to a gym can be both expensive and inconvenient. Not only do you have to tie yourself into a costly contract you are also faced with having to lug around your sports bag all day.
By converting your garage into a fitness room this will allow you to comfortably and conveniently work out in your own home. if you do not have a concrete garage, consult a local manufacturer such as Dencroft Garages for your own high quality, bespoke garage.
Here are some useful tips to help you convert an empty concrete garage into a useful fitness room.
It is important to plan out the layout of your gym so you can effectively use the space to its full potential. It is a good idea to use shelves and overhead space to free up as much room on the floor and maximise the garage’s storage. The floor plan is extremely crucial as there is obviously only a limited amount to work with. The layout needs to be able to accommodate every piece of fitness equipment but without feeling crowded or clustered. Make sure you know where each piece of equipment and apparatus that is going into the room before you convert it, such as a treadmill, weights area and rowing machine. You will then be able to plan the room in the most efficient and effective way.
Decoration and aesthetics
With a fitness room, less is more in terms of aesthetics which can help with the conversion process. Not much time or investment needs to be spent on the looks and decoration of the room, as the practicality is more important. A plain room can be just fine as the essential equipment will be the focal point. It isn’t necessary to paint the walls, although a few motivational posters might not go amiss. Also, it can be useless and often impractical to refurbish the floor from the carpet, just throw a couple of yoga mats down if need be.
A big consideration for converting your garage into any type of leisure room, especially a gymnasium, is the security. The converted concrete garage will be home to much more valuable items than if it is just used as storage. As a result, you should make sure the security features are high quality and in good working order. Make sure the internal and external locks are working and the doors and windows are secure. If you have any queries about the security of your concrete garage, get in touch with a specialist such as Leeds-based manufacturer Dencroft Garages.