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We Didn’t Think Much of This Room Pre-COVID, But Now Its Value Is Up 99%

The ultimate motivator to renovate.
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All the Peloton riding and yoga we’ve been doing since the pandemic hit has been paying off—and we aren’t just talking about looking and feeling better. According to a survey from technology platform HomeLight that polled more than 1,100 real-estate agents across the country, the value of a home gym has risen 69 percent (from $3,635 to $6,127) in the past year. But states on the West Coast such as California, Washington, and Oregon have seen an even bigger leap. There it has spiked 99 percent. In other words, a home gym is now valued at approximately $7,824.

If you really want to milk your workout routine for all it’s worth, consider some savvy design moves to make your gym setup just as stylish as it is practical. A solid playlist isn’t the only way to get motivated. 

Stick to Warm Neutrals

A soothing abstract wallpaper print and a white rug help the space feel bright and clean—and balance out the heavy fitness equipment.

Invest in Bike-Disguising Solutions

If cycling is your thing but the only place you have to ride is in your living room, keep your gear out of sight with a clever cabinet like Boitier’s cherrywood option, which lets you store your stationary bike in a large drawer. 

Bring in Greenery 

Shelves full of lush plants or trailing greenery coming down from the ceiling draws attention away from a collection of weights—until it’s time to lift. 

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Lydia Geisel

Home Editor

Lydia Geisel has been on the editorial team at Domino since 2017. Today, she writes and edits home and renovation stories, including house tours, before and afters, and DIYs, and leads our design news coverage. She lives in New York City.