This unique basement finish was completed for one of our previous clients that we’ve done several projects for in the past. Both owners enjoy working out and they wanted a nice exercise facility they could enjoy in their own home. They bought an existing home in a great neighborhood in the heart of Fort Collins but this home had a couple of challenges. The basement has very low ceilings and the mechanical equipment was spread throughout the basement. For example, the furnace equipment was in one room, the electrical equipment was in another room, the hot tub pumps were in one corner space, and the humidifier equipment was contained in another corner space.
We love a good challenge so we discussed several design ideas and options with the homeowners that would best address these issues. They decided on an old warehouse feel and design for their in-home gym.
To allow for more head-room we left the heating duct work exposed and recessed the LED lighting into the floor joist. Instead of hiding the mechanical equipment with walls and doors, we built steel cages around them and made them part of the architecture. We also put a brick wall up on some of the foundation walls but left the other foundation walls unchanged. For the flooring, we used both wood and rubber flooring so the home gym has proper flooring designed to bring both durability and warmth to the space while seamlessly contributing to the overall warehouse style. The basement bathroom is very upscale yet maintains a rustic look and feel. All of these elements worked together to create the old warehouse style the owners were seeking.
This was such a fun project! Plenty of thought, consideration, and design went into creating this warehouse gym for our clients. We thoroughly enjoyed working with them, as we have on their previous projects. As you can see, the final result was beautiful, unique, and just what the owners wanted in their home gym space.