We Didn’t Think Much of This Room Pre-COVID, But Now Its Value Is Up 99%
The ultimate motivator to renovate.
Updated Oct 12, 2018 6:43 AM
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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.