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  • Albert Zakay

As we evolve, our homes should too. The home gym is the new rising star.

Updated: Feb 15, 2022

The days of the grungy man cave or the unfinished basement with a ratty old weight bench are long gone. The workout space has been propelled from afterthought to design priority, and highlights what fitness buffs have affirmed all along: the space where you work out

matters as much as how you work out.

The transformation of the tired and beat-up training area into a bright, sleek and tastefully decorated workout space has become the new standard. It's all about creating an inviting, motivating and uplifting experience. Today, we are designing truly personalized home gyms that are surpassing even the most upscale fitness clubs.

People want to follow their passions—like running, cycling, rowing, strength or functional training—while feeling like they are in a space where they can experience a sense of well being. There are now more compact pieces of equipment laden with technology that can give you a full interactive workout experience, so a home gym can even be achieved in a small area. In the end, the goal is to create a workout space that is among your favorite rooms, so you’ll look forward to spending time there.

More than just a workout space, It's all about personalization and flexibility. Home gyms are now being considered as a sanctuary and a wellness hub. Today, people want to customize their self-care routines and at the same time decompress and chill out. Saunas and spa rooms are also becoming popular and are being integrated into the home gym as the perfect segue to après workout experiences. Now that physical fitness is firmly established as a fashionable lifestyle choice, workout spaces are being created with a level of finish, atmospheric lighting and attention to detail, equal to upscale kitchen and master bedroom renovations.

Home gym renovations are also becoming big draws to buyers. Today, one of the most lucrative features a homeowner can add to their residence is a dedicated space to exercise. With the level of attention given to refined design, flooring choices, wall color, equipment and lighting, the home gym is quickly becoming one of the favorite rooms in the home to spend time in. Real estate agents are noticing it too and the trend towards appealing, sophisticated home gyms is also adding important value to the selling price of homes. As this trend becomes more embedded in the wellness culture, larger audiences will get on board, and the day is coming when the home gym will become as mainstream as the family room.

"Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful."

Behind every awe-inspiring home transformation is a team of quality designers, craftsmen and contractors. At Whiteoak Construction, we believe in working closely with our clients, upholding our promise to ensure our clients' dreams and passions become reality. Committed to a high level of personal care and meticulous attention to detail, we bring to life thoughtful and personalized designs, and build beautiful, functional, high quality interior and exterior renovations for our discerning clients.

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