Make a Home Gym in Any Space

Need some home gym ideas? Check out these photos to get ideas on how to transform any room in the house into an exercise space.

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March 25, 2020

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The Smallest of Spaces

You can have a home gym even if you have a small place. HGTV fan CityBoi placed exercise equipment in the living room, which is convenient for people with limited space. The key is to make the most of the space you have and make it inviting and lively.

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The Essentials

The bright walls and fitness essentials such as a rubber tile floor, a ballet barre, a basic bench and mirrors make for an inviting workout space.

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Spa-Like Basement Gym

Putting a gym in a basement doesn't mean unfinished flooring and stark white walls. HGTV fan Aldridge4 created a space where anybody would want to do a workout.

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Basement Rec Room

You don’t even need to go to the expense of finishing the floors and walls in your basement, as concrete feels modern and fresh. Add some floor mats, a mirror and a few pieces of equipment, and you can have a fab, functional space in no time.

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Separated With Glass

Glass panels and a sliding glass barn door separate this state-of-the-art modern weight room from the rest of this basement. This treatment allows the spaces to be visually connected, while giving the gym a measure of privacy and keeping the spaces physically separated.

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Brighten a Basement Gym With Color

This basement was transformed into a functional exercise room. Bright blue and yellow accents create a lively space to inspire an energetic workout.

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Open Things Up With Mirrors

Wall mirrors can make small home gym spaces feel much larger. Plus, they help you check for proper form while exercising.

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Another Small Space Trick

Light-colored walls make small spaces feel larger. This small home gym also uses a vaulted ceiling to make the space feel open, while a mirrored wall and barre provide a great place to practice ballet or weight lifting routines.

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Focal Wall

Another great design trick in a gym is to use one main wall as your focal point. Add fun wallpaper to bring in some color or pattern, paint an inspiring quote in a large-scale format or blow up some favorite family photos. Make sure that whatever you choose to do, you go in a direction that will keep you motivated and inspired.

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Add Energy With Color

These bright lockers are a fun throwback to high school and add some quirkiness, dimension and energy to the space. If you happen to have a big family, lockers could be a great addition, as each family member could have their own space to store gym clothes, exercise equipment and anything else they might like to keep on hand.

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Part Bathroom, Part Gym, Part Spa

This bathroom features spa-like amenities — and a low-impact elliptical trainer with a view.

Large Basement Gym

HGTV fan FrustratedArchitect took advantage of this large basement space by adding large mirrors, rubber flooring and plenty of exercise equipment.

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Make Room by Moving a Car Outside

Fortunate enough to have a large garage? Convert a stall to a home gym with a pad and simple equipment.

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Garage Home Gym

This garage-turned-home-gym has plenty of space for cardio equipment and boxing equipment. Turning a garage into a workout room doesn't take up space in your house but gives you enough room to stay fit.

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Separated Home Gym

Keeping a home gym separate from the rest of the house allows you to get away from all the stress of the day, while large windows give you an outside view. Submitted by HGTV fan sunderwood.

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Home Gym for the Busy Bee

If the gym is closed, putting exercise equipment in your home office is a great option. Then you're only a couple of steps away from getting a quick workout.

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A Formal Workout

HGTV fan glacierc transformed her formal dining room into a space calm enough for yoga but energizing enough for a cardio workout. The colors and large windows make this a great room for a home gym.

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Attic Workout Room

You can make the best of any space in your home no matter how oddly shaped it is. HGTV fan lowenstein turned this attic into a home gym and office. The attic is one of the most secluded areas in the home, making it a great place to get a workout.

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Large Attic Home Gym

This large attic gym with exercise bike, bench, dumbbells and more has room for the entire family to work out together.

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