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12 Brilliant Home Gym Ideas Inspiring Our Workout Shed

A round up of smart home gym ideas for inexpensive decor, organizing solutions, and ways to repurpose rooms to the max to create an inspiring workout space.

What started out as a “hey, wouldn’t it be fun if we…” kind of moment for our shed, has quickly morphed into a massive home gym renovation! So we are gathering all of the home gym ideas to implement in our own.

12 brilliant home gym ideas

For years, we’ve had our workout equipment smushed into our garage amidst power tools and the kids’ outdoor toys. It wasn’t exactly inspiring. So now that we’re ripping down old pegboard in our pool shed, we are ALL in to turn it into a workout shed instead.

Two summers ago, we painted the vinyl siding and spiffed up the exterior, but that makeover obviously stopped there.

I’ll share lots of progress along the way in our Instagram Stories to hopefully have this one knocked out in just a few weeks on a super tight budget.

Feast your eyes on this before situation we’re working with…

shed to repurpose into home gym

These home gyms we dug up as inspiration are full of great ideas, if it’s a project you’ve ever thought about doing yourself.

12 Brilliant Home Gym Ideas

1. A Focal Wall

This home gym has so much more wow factor with that big wall of pattern. Since it’s a wall you’ll probably be staring at during your 20th dumbell row anyway, you might as well stare at something interesting while you muscle through the burn. 😉

workout room with focal wall
Source: HGTV

2. Workout Room Inspirational Art

Pick a few quotes that you can repeat to yourself to give you the extra confidence boost when you need it. Scream it so your neighbors can hear it. Make it weird.

3. Open the Ceiling to Expose Joists

I don’t know what it is about an exposed ceiling, but it feels industrial and rugged and perfect for picking things up heavy things and putting them down.

home gym with exposed ceiling and large mirrors
Source: Happily Hughes

4. Go Wild With Color

That burst of color could maybe give you the bit of extra energy you need.

home gym with bright colored accents
Source: Home With B

5. Use Pegboard for Organizing Workout Room Gear

Use pegboard hooks and pegboard baskets for keeping yoga blocks, resistance bands, mats, and jump ropes in easy reach.

workout room with wall organizer pegboard for small workout equipment
Source: Lela Burris

6. Hang a Smart TV

So that you can stream all of your workouts via an instructor.

workout room with TV, large mirror, and rug
Source: Xolivi

7. Transform Your Garage Into a Workout Room

If you don’t have a spare room or shed to turn into a home gym, make one out of your garage instead. Hang up a curtain to use as a room divider so you can still use the other side of your garage for other things, if needed.

8. Use Brushstrokes for a Wallpaper Look

For a cheaper alternative to wallpaper, use any spare paint you have to make random brushstrokes on the wall. It adds a dose of happy to this once boring basement gym.

9. Put Down a Padded Floor

Makes those high impact workouts so much easier on your joints.

home gym with padded floor and weights
Source: Katie Lamb

10. Add Lockers

Keep a lookout on local classifieds for old lockers that you can use as gym equipment storage.

11. Hang Full Length Frameless Mirrors

You can find them for less than $100 at Lowe’s or Home Depot so that you can always check your form.

12. Keep a Shelf Handy

Use it for placing towels, water bottles, and a smart speaker to stream music.

Do you have a home gym? Any other home gym ideas you would add to the list?

We have a gigantic mess on our hands at the moment now that the demo has started, but with a whole lot of hard work and patience, it’s going to be so cool when it’s finished. So ready!

The makeover will be a workout all on its own, that’s for sure.


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