Creating the Perfect Home GymOctober 15, 2013
There are a number of features and specialty rooms in a home’s floor plan that can be featured and used as selling points when a home hits the market. One such featured specialy room is the home gym, which can provide years of fitness and enjoyment while you’re living in your home, and add untold dollars to your home’s value when it comes time to list it for sale. The home gym is a modest upgrade that’s easy to add into your floor plan than makes a modern, attractive selling point for prospective buyers to consider. Home design professionals agree that one of the key elements in designing a home gym is that the surroundings should be oriented towards fitness, focus and motivation to work out.
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When your house is on the market, consider whether or not the fixtures of your home gym will be included in your home’s asking price—inclusion of gym equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines or weight racks can be an attractive incentive to the buyer and allow the seller to upgrade equipment later in their new home—not to mention saving the seller stress over how to move heavy, bulky gym equipment! DVD players that allow homeowners to customize their workouts, stereo equipment wired into the gym’s control panel and flat-screen televisions mounted at workout eye-level are all attractive features that will make your home gym, and thus, your home distinct in the minds of buyers who tour your home. From barbells and yoga mats to an attached bathroom or single-person steam room, there’s a multitude of ways to construct the perfect home gym, providing you with years of enjoyment and making your home fetch top-dollar when it’s time to sell!