Basement Remodeling Projects executed by our TBF Dealers.Contemporary Home Gym, Bridgeport
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4. Install a mirror. Avoid injury by installing a mirror. It can help you ensure you’re in the correct position when performing different exercises.
Height. Think about how you plan to use your finished basement. If you want to exercise down there, you may need more headroom. Lift your arms overhead. I need an 8-foot ceiling to do that. Will you be standing on a treadmill? Add the height off the floor to your height. If you’re actually going to run on the treadmill instead of posing for fake exercise Facebook photos, you’ll need even more room since you’ll bounce up as you run. Often the height just isn’t there. Recently, my company solved this problem two different ways for two different clients. In one house we cut out the floor joists in that area and hung them from structural headers. Then we added steel angles to support the floor. Ideally this area should be located under an area upstairs that doesn’t get a lot of traffic, such as under a coffee table. In the other basement we couldn’t locate the space out of the path of traffic, so it made more sense to go down. We dug a hole in the ground 12 inches down, poured a new slab at the lower level and poured little walls with a curb surround so the hole wouldn’t fill with water if the basement got wet. Lowered into the hole, the treadmill is flush with the surrounding floor.