How to Build a Workout Room in Your Basement

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After a long day at work, it can be difficult for most people to go to the gym and work out. That’s why most people prefer working out only during the weekends. To stay healthy and in shape, you need to work out for at least 4 times a week, and you can achieve that if you build a workout area in your basement.

How much space do you need?

Before shopping for the fitness equipment and making changes in terms of overall design of the room, you need to determine how much you will need in your basement. If you have a large basement, you should not face any difficulties when setting up a gym area. If the basement is not spacious enough, you might want to consider the type of equipment you are planning to use in your home gym.

Get a treadmill

Whether you are planning to do a cardio workout or weight training, make sure to invest in a treadmill, because it can help you get ready for a difficult workout. It’s the most easiest way in which you can become more energized and prepared for the day. If you live in an area where there’s raining very often it can become challenging for you to go to the gym or even consider jogging. By installing a treadmill in your home gym, you can run and do your cardio routine with no problems.


When building a home gym in your basement, you must consider your flooring, because it’s very important to feel comfortable in a place where you spend more than a hour a day. While rubber flooring is often the choice of many homeowners, not many people like the unpleasant odor left by inexpensive rubber flooring, so instead of that you might want to consider adding wall-to-wall carpeting over the rubber flooring to add more comfort and improve the overall appearance of the gym.

Invest in a basement dehumidifier

Almost all basements have a damp and unpleasant musty smell, that no one enjoys. The damp feeling and musty smell is from too much moisture in the air and it can also be due to the fact that there are mold spores everywhere, as a result of condensation and a high level of humidity in the air. In order to get rid of excess moisture, consider investing in a basement dehumidifier. Most dehumidifiers come with a humidistat/ built-in hygrometer that give you the option to adjust the desired level of humidity in the room.