What are the benefits of having a home gym?
Gym memberships are notoriously expensive. Whether you exercise for fun, fitness or to hold yourself accountable to a New Year's resolution, finding the right public gym to attend can be a task of its own. Between cancellation fees, driving to the gym, and sharing equipment, there always seems to be a reason to skip getting your workout in.
For these reasons and many more, some homeowners opt to create a home gym. The initial investment in your own exercise equipment can pay dividends quickly. A few benefits of having your own at-home workout setup include 24-hour and immediate access, the ability to blast your music without headphones (and without disturbing others), and truly focusing on your personal progress without comparing yourself to strangers. Pursuing your health and fitness goals in a space perfectly tailored to your unique preferences and needs can be fun, functional, and convenient.
Where can your home gym be located?
Even if your home wasn't built or purchased with a home gym in mind, finding a spot for your fitness studio is simple. Basements are a great option for a more permanent location. However, smaller pieces of equipment like yoga mats and hand-held weights can be used virtually anywhere. When the exercise bug strikes, you can create a home gym experience in your bedroom or living room.
Upstairs spaces, as opposed to a basement, allow you to take advantage of the fresh air and sunlight afforded by windows. Of course, large panes of glass can put your coveted workout privacy at risk and create a warmer environment than you may be comfortable working out in. If you're searching for a more secluded session with cooler climates, there are plenty of window treatment options for your home gym.
How can you make your home gym more private?
Attempting a new, tough workout is intimidating enough. There are plenty of ways you can make your home workouts feel more private.
Your best solution is to invest in quality window treatments, which can be adjusted depending on the time of day and your mood. In addition to getting the privacy you need, these coverings can also protect you from the sun's rays and create an unbeatable ambiance for your sweat session.
What can I use to cover the windows in my home gym?
No matter your personal style or needs, there are numerous, quality options available. Because our selection of window treatments are highly customizable, they can be tailored to perfectly suit your windows' shape and dimensions.
By exploring all of the available options, you can find a window treatment solution that brings not only privacy but style. These coverings can complete your home gym space, making it an area that you feel excited to go to. When the space isn't being used for workouts, these pieces will easily adjust to fit your day-to-day needs.
Roller shades are extremely effective in blocking out the light and external viewpoints, but that doesn't mean they'll leave you in darkness! Available in varying degrees of opacity and with the option of selecting one of many bright colors, these classy pieces will elevate your exercises.
Motorized options allow you to adjust the shades’ placement with the push of a button. Long workouts will have the sun moving right alongside you, and you might like to change the position of your shades. By investing in roller shades, you're able to focus your energy on the exercises that count.
Wood or composite shutters
Interior wood or composite shutters are highly customizable in style and ready to fit your unique workout needs. Adjustable to nearly any angle, these pieces still allow slats of sunlight and warmth. However, their design prevents clear views into your home or direct contact with harmful sun rays.
Stained wood finishes can give your interior shutters the feeling of the outdoors. That means that you can have a workout that feels like a fresh escape, still from the comfort of your own home. Composite shutters allow you to incorporate existing room colors and contribute to your one-of-a-kind style.
We have over 100 different colors of top-down shades. Each comes with its own opacity factor, providing a specific amount of UV protection. Cellular shades in particular offer insulation, keeping your room cooler through intense workouts and filter UV rays. Top-down shades give you the ability to lower the shades from the top to enjoy some natural light while maintaining privacy from the shade below during your workout.
If that isn't enough customization for you, it's important to note that this versatile option can be made from 240 different materials. No matter the color, texture, or level of "glow" you're looking for, a top-down shade installation can meet your needs.
Decorative window film
Window film is an affordable way to bring one-of-a-kind style to your home. These decorative designs provide privacy, while still allowing you to enjoy the sun's glow and glimpses of the outdoors. Their complex patterns and unique construction allow them to block out 40% of the sun's heat — a feature that's especially valuable as you work up a sweat.
This window treatment solution is especially helpful for odd-shaped windows. The material can be cut to the exact dimensions you need — talk about a perfect fit!
Our commitment to high-quality window treatments, at every price point
Budget Blinds is committed to providing the perfect window treatment solution, no matter your budget or unique needs. If your home gym is in need of a window upgrade, contact us today. Schedule your free consultation with your local professional design consultants to identify a solution that we're confident will work out for your style and your budget!