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April 20, 2022

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After sharing a before look of our home gym, the cat is out of the bag! We’re updating our home gym and I just know you are not ready for what’s coming. Chris and I have had this space up our sleeves for months and our excitement is becoming too much to contain!

As far as equipment for the gym, we’re keeping our favorite rower and treadmill, adding in some weights, a bench, and some mats. The shining star of the show will be the checkered floor, hands down! We’ve done it before, we’re doing it in the laundry room, and honestly I just can’t stay away from this look. I think it will be nice to repeat the black and white flooring from one utility space to another so the house feels cohesive. For lighting, I found the prettiest ceiling fan and a complimentary semi-flush mount which will go right in the stair landing. As for paint, we’re keeping it simple with white walls, but I do have a little plan to elevate the mirrors already in place.

Here’s a first look at the selections!

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Ceiling Fan

Floor Tile (taking inspo from our last dining room)

Yoga Mats (got these to hang them)

Weight Bench

Ergatta Rower

Dumbell Set

NordicTrack Treadmill

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  1. Melissa says:

    Loving the mood board! Any chance you will have a promo code for the Ergatta rower again?

  2. Emily says:

    Well now I need to go read your post on how to get a spouse on board with design ideas… because I NEED this fan and my husband says no. 😂😂😂

  3. Patricia says:

    Coolest gym lights ever! I knew you’d be going checkerboard.

  4. Joanna says:

    Hi! I’m looking to read your post on your beadboard ceilings but the post itself is glitchy and won’t load the past the first paragraph. Can you take a peak at that? Would love to cause that post for reference on a project! Thank you!

  5. Andrea F says:

    Beautiful design! That fan is amazing!

  6. Mel says:

    This looks amazing! My husband and I have back problems. I saw in another post you mentioned Chris had a back injury, as well. I was wondering how the rowing machine had worked for that? Considering one now!

    • I use it more than Chris, honestly, because it’s so low impact and my joints can get inflamed really easy. Chris’s back is doing a lot better a few years later and he agrees it’s an amazing full body workout!

  7. Whitney says:

    What made you decide to do tile in the gym room vs a traditional home gym rubber flooring? Wouldn’t tile crack if a dumbbell is accidentally dropped?

  8. Celina says:

    Just a note – if you ever plan on doing heavy weightlifting (or think your girls might), tile might not be a durable choice. I’m afraid it will crack!

  9. Mandy says:

    What a beautiful home gym!😍 I was just sourcing your checkered floor post for a coffee shop I’m designing! They’re so beautiful! I can only find the 30×30 ones in stock though so I’m on the hunt for 24×24 in this same tones!

  10. Ally says:

    Ohhh my goodness it’s like a chic boutique athletic club!! So impressed (and jealous!)

  11. Mara says:

    Is this project Lumens we’ve been waiting for?! 😉

  12. Miriam says:

    It’s gonna look gorgeous! I notice that you don’t mention your db method machine, but I spied it in your clean out video – do you still use it? Would you recommend it? I was just considering getting one…

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