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dsmmie10 wrote:Jan 3, 2013
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    It all depends on your style and preferences. You can go for vibrant and uplifting colors like a burnt orange, something sober and soothing like turquoise. or neutral earth tones. If the exercise room is in a typical basement, without a lot of daylight coming in, keep in mind that colors will look at least two shades darker. Compensate for that by choosing lighter shades of the chosen color.
    Another great idea to create accent walls in basements is to use colorful wall decals over light neutral backgrounds.
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    "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." Water seeks the lowest level and will seep in around the edges. This new deeper part will be the first area to take on water if it gets under the surrounding slab. Hopefully drain tiles were installed around the perimeter of the new slab to direct water to the drain to prevent this from happening.

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kurtoetken wrote:May 7, 2012
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    Valspar's Gilded Linen is a similar color.

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Shawn Gauthier added this to 9 Tips to Turn Your Basement Into a Gym PowerhouseAug 23, 2012

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.

Buckminster Green LLC added this to Contractor Tips: Finish Your Basement the Right WayMay 30, 2012

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.

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tjhockey45 added this to tjhockey45's ideasJul 1, 2019

use black and gold rug for exercise equipment near window

Jennie Stacey added this to jennie_stacey's ideasOct 16, 2018

Layout, black mat gives nice separation, mirror

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