Yesterday, I shared the earlier than and after photos of our newly-finished residence gymnasium. For those who missed that, you possibly can click on right here to see all the photos. Immediately, I wished to return and fill in that clean house of time that occurred between the earlier than and the after photos. Since this room was in progress for effectively over three years, I generally neglect what it took to get from these earlier than photos to the after photos, so trying again on the entire undertaking helps me to understand simply how far issues have come.
The story of the house gymnasium really begins with the hallway. Once we purchased the home, our hallway was a big rectangle (nearly as massive as our small kitchen) with 5 doorways in it resulting in (1) the music room, (2) the hallway toilet, (3) the master suite, (4) the second bed room that’s now our residence gymnasium, and (5) the third bed room that’s now our visitor bed room (aka, our important bed room quickly).
Right here’s what the view into the hallway initially appeared like from the music room. The open doorway on the left is what’s now our residence gymnasium, and the open doorway on the best is what was initially the master suite.
And simply previous the closet on the left wall is the doorway to the visitor bed room, and simply previous the closet on the best wall is the hallway toilet.
After the unique hallway transform, the configuration stayed the identical. I eliminated the closet on the left and changed it with a built-in cupboard. I eliminated the closet on the best wall and left that house open in order that I may transfer the lavatory doorway just a bit bit. And the opposite two bed room doorways stayed in the identical spot.
However then a couple of years in the past, we had a plumbing drawback which required that your entire flooring, together with subfloor, within the hallway get replaced. So we deliberate to have that completed on the identical time that we deliberate Part 1 of the transform at this finish of the home. It was so unhappy to see my once-finished hallway torn up, but it surely was thrilling on the identical time as a result of larger and higher issues have been coming.
After all, seeing this occur to the hallway was a bit unnerving, however issues usually should worsen earlier than they get higher.
And once more, within the picture above, you possibly can see the 2 doorways on that one wall — the doorway to our present residence gymnasium on the left, and the doorway to what was the unique master suite on the best.
So after they lastly acquired the hallway repaired and the brand new subfloor put in, that’s when the brand new wall was constructed within the hallway. The brand new wall was moved additional into the hallway about three toes to sq. up that nook in the master suite, after which the doorway from the hallway into the master suite was closed up. I’ve marked the unique place of that authentic wall with the doorways on the picture under.
By shifting that wall additional into the hallway, squaring up that a part of the unique master suite, and shutting off the doorway that initially led to the hallway, that allowed us room for a water closet after we turned the unique master suite into our new grasp toilet. In order that space now seems like this, and the wall with the massive freestanding cupboard is the wall that’s shared with the hallway.
If we hadn’t moved that wall additional into the hallway, there can be a wall simply previous the bathroom with a doorway main into the hallway. 😀
And by shifting that wall additional into the hallway, you possibly can see how a lot of the hallway (the horizontal stripes on the wall) was subsumed by the house gymnasium, creating that longer entrance into the room.
Whereas all of that was happening exterior the room within the hallway, that is what was happening contained in the room. The entire wooden was faraway from the partitions and the ceiling. Not one of the exterior partitions initially had insulation, and the unique home windows have been drafty single pane home windows that didn’t shut all the best way.
There was a lot wooden that got here out of this room, however luckily, somebody got here and picked up all the good items to reuse them, so that they didn’t find yourself within the landfill.
Whereas they have been shifting the wall and shutting up a doorway within the hallway, I additionally had them drywall over the unique visitor bed room closet door and open up each closets to the house gymnasium. You’ll be able to see under simply how small every closet was initially, with this extensive closet space being divided into two closet areas, one for the visitor bed room, and one for this room.
Neither of these closets have been very helpful of their authentic dimension, and with their authentic 24-inch-wide doorways. So after drywalling over the closet door within the visitor bed room, I constructed two closets on the outside wall of the visitor bed room.
So simply on the opposite aspect of that wall within the closet the place you see the label “authentic visitor bed room closet door”, that is what it initially appeared like…
And after it was drywalled over and the room was completed, it appeared like this…
After which I constructed two closets flanking the one window within the room to exchange that authentic closet house and double the hanging closet house for the room.
After which again within the residence gymnasium, now that the one inside doorway into the master suite had been closed up from the hallway, we would have liked a brand new entry level. So this shared wall between the 2 rooms needed to have a doorway.
And right here’s what it appeared like as soon as the doorway was in place with the pocket door body.
So as soon as the contractor and his guys acquired by means of with their half, that is what they handed to me to complete up. The hallway with new subfloor however no flooring, a brand new wall with one much less doorway.
Doorways that have been tough and in want of a lot of trim.
And many new drywall in want of primer and paint.
So from there, it was all on me to take that room from there, and add all the ending — paint, trim, flooring, lighting, and many others. So my half was taking the room from this…
And from this…
And from this…
And from this…
This was a enjoyable undertaking, but it surely took so lengthy as a result of I didn’t work on it with out interruptions from begin to end. There was the beautiful vital delay of a worldwide pandemic in 2020, after which my consideration was on the grasp toilet for effectively over a yr. So this room saved getting shoved to the again burner, however I’m so glad that it’s lastly completed. I like that this whole finish of the home is completed!
I used to be going to attempt to complete up how a lot this room price general, however with a undertaking that was unfold out over the span of three years, it’s onerous to maintain up with all of these prices. As greatest as I can inform, the development price for every thing our contractor did on this room alone (new drywall, electrical, new doorway, including two pocket door frames, changing home windows, and many others.) got here to about $7900.
Along with that, a number of the important prices have been:
- Primer and paint: $350 (in any case, I did use 17 totally different paint colours on this room 😀 )
- Trim: $550
- Home windows: $850 (I supplied the home windows, and my contractor put in them)
- FLOR carpet squares: $1650
- 15-lite French door: $370
So with all of that, and never together with the little ornamental stuff like curtains, curtain rods, mirrors, cabinets, TV, and different ornamental objects, and many others., that involves $11,670.
After all, an enormous a part of ending out a house gymnasium is the precise gymnasium gear. However what you place in your house gymnasium could also be utterly totally different from what we put in ours, so the price of our gear could also be completely irrelevant for different people who find themselves placing collectively a house gymnasium. However simply to offer you an concept of what ours price, our important gear consists of:
So if I did my math proper, the house gymnasium gear got here to $7833, with $6958 of that popping out of our pockets (because the rebounder was a present). And we didn’t pay for that abruptly. I’ve had the DB Methodology machine since early 2020. We purchased Matt’s Theracycle again in 2014. I’ve had my WaterRower for at the very least a few years. You get the purpose. We didn’t simply exit and purchase $7000 value of apparatus abruptly to place into this room. We’ve acquired a lot of it over a number of years.
However a house gymnasium that goes past only a mat and some freeweights can get costly! If you would like a devoted room with precise gymnasium gear, it may possibly price fairly a bit of cash to get there. However residence gyms could be simply as efficient with inexpensive gear (and one thing like a Theracycle is a specialty piece of apparatus that most individuals wouldn’t want), or you possibly can spend many instances what we spent on ours. All of it relies on your particular needs, wants, objectives, and house out there.
I’m fairly enthusiastic about ours, although! I feel it’s going to go well with our wants completely.
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