A great way to increase the amount of living space in your home is finishing your basement. There are a number of things you can do in a finished basement, but a home gym is a very popular choice. Working out in your home is convenient, but gym equipment can clutter your home. A finished basement is a great option for an exercise room because it has the least amount of foot traffic.

As with any Arlington Heights home improvement project, you must research before you can begin the basement finishing. Make sure you have enough space in the basement for exercise equipment. Measure your basement for height and width. Draw up a working layout of the space and the equipment on paper or on the computer. If you need space for aerobic exercise, you may want to consider installing a mirror on the wall. Consider rubber flooring rather than carpet. You will most likely be sweaty, which wouldn’t work well on a carpeted floor. When buying exercise equipment, you need to consider transporting it into your basement. Equipment that is bolted, rather than welded, will transfer into your basement easier.

To start planning your Arlington Heights home improvement project in the basement, contact a basement finishing contractor. Contact Tom’s Best Quality Remodeling of Schaumburg, IL, for all of your basement finishing, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and home improvement needs. Call us at (847) 202-6465 today!