Last year Forbes writer Emma Reynolds pointed out that “A home gym is a wonderful investment to stay fit and healthy during these unprecedented times.” While the times have changed somewhat, our interest in home workout spaces has remained. On the luxurious side of things, some are including large, fully equipped gyms in their new homes, while others of us are tucking exercise mats in living room corners. If you’ve been wondering how to work a home gym into your current living space or make it part of an upcoming remodel, you might be overlooking the bathroom’s potential.
There’s no ignoring the bathroom for Italian home design company Scavolini! They offer a high-end bathroom home gym setup called Gym Space that tastefully integrates gymnastics bars, a bench, and other workout options with bathroom fixtures like a sink and storage shelves. After all, why not? Exercising in the bathroom does make sense in many ways.
Of course this is only practical in a relatively large space, so your main bathroom is probably the most likely candidate. Since this bathroom often doubles as a home spa area (or a least a pleasant room where you can relax in a hot shower!), you don’t want its ambiance ruined by exercise gear. However, by choosing items thoughtfully and making the most of custom glass installations, you can incorporate the gym into the bathroom in a stylish and practical way.
Putting your home gym in the bathroom does require more thought than plopping your kettlebells and exercise ball in a bedroom nook. For one thing, bathrooms are places of humidity and moisture. Good ventilation is key as is choosing appropriate equipment and placing it out of reach of water droplets. And of course the bathroom isn’t the best place for every type of workout. Consider your own safety – proximity to glass installations, for example – as well as possible damage, such as dropping a weight on a tile floor. Finally, a professional glass shop like ABC Glass & Mirror can help by designing, delivering, and installing items like large wall mirrors, custom glass shelves, and glass shower enclosures. Give us a call to learn more – (703)257-7150.