Yesterday, I shared the earlier than and after footage of our newly-finished dwelling gymnasium. Should you missed that, you possibly can click on right here to see the entire footage. At present, I wished to return and fill in that clean area of time that occurred between the earlier than and the after footage. Since this room was in progress for effectively over three years, I generally overlook what it took to get from these earlier than footage to the after footage, so wanting again on the complete undertaking helps me to understand simply how far issues have come.
The story of the house gymnasium truly begins with the hallway. Once we purchased the home, our hallway was a big rectangle (nearly as large as our small kitchen) with 5 doorways in it resulting in (1) the music room, (2) the hallway toilet, (3) the master suite, (4) the second bed room that’s now our dwelling gymnasium, and (5) the third bed room that’s now our visitor bed room (aka, our principal bed room quickly).
Right here’s what the view into the hallway initially appeared like from the music room. The open doorway on the left is what’s now our dwelling gymnasium, and the open doorway on the best is what was initially the master suite.
And simply previous the closet on the left wall is the doorway to the visitor bed room, and simply previous the closet on the best wall is the hallway toilet.
After the unique hallway rework, the configuration stayed the identical. I eliminated the closet on the left and changed it with a built-in cupboard. I eliminated the closet on the best wall and left that area open in order that I may transfer the lavatory doorway just a bit bit. And the opposite two bed room doorways stayed in the identical spot.
However then a number of years in the past, we had a plumbing drawback which required that the whole ground, together with subfloor, within the hallway get replaced. So we deliberate to have that achieved on the similar time that we deliberate Part 1 of the rework at this finish of the home. It was so unhappy to see my once-finished hallway torn up, however it was thrilling on the similar time as a result of larger and higher issues have been coming.
After all, seeing this occur to the hallway was a bit unnerving, however issues usually should worsen earlier than they get higher.
And once more, within the picture above, you possibly can see the 2 doorways on that one wall — the doorway to our present dwelling gymnasium on the left, and the doorway to what was the unique main bedroom on the best.
So after they lastly obtained the hallway repaired and the brand new subfloor put in, that’s when the brand new wall was constructed within the hallway. The brand new wall was moved additional into the hallway about three ft to sq. up that nook in the master suite, after which the doorway from the hallway into the master suite was closed up. I’ve marked the unique place of that authentic wall with the doorways on the picture beneath.
By shifting that wall additional into the hallway, squaring up that a part of the unique main bedroom, and shutting off the doorway that initially led to the hallway, that allowed us room for a water closet after we turned the unique main bedroom into our new grasp toilet. In order that space now appears to be like like this, and the wall with the massive freestanding cupboard is the wall that’s shared with the hallway.
If we hadn’t moved that wall additional into the hallway, there can be a wall simply previous the bathroom with a doorway main into the hallway. 😀
And by shifting that wall additional into the hallway, you possibly can see how a lot of the hallway (the horizontal stripes on the wall) was subsumed by the house gymnasium, creating that longer entrance into the room.
Whereas all of that was happening outdoors the room within the hallway, that is what was happening contained in the room. The entire wooden was faraway from the partitions and the ceiling. Not one of the exterior partitions initially had insulation, and the unique home windows have been drafty single pane home windows that didn’t shut all the way in which.
There was a lot wooden that got here out of this room, however thankfully, somebody got here and picked up the entire good items to reuse them, so that they didn’t find yourself within the landfill.
Whereas they have been shifting the wall and shutting up a doorway within the hallway, I additionally had them drywall over the unique visitor bed room closet door and open up each closets to the house gymnasium. You possibly can see beneath simply how small every closet was initially, with this large closet space being divided into two closet areas, one for the visitor bed room, and one for this room.
Neither of these closets have been very helpful of their authentic dimension, and with their authentic 24-inch-wide doorways. So after drywalling over the closet door within the visitor bed room, I constructed two closets on the outside wall of the visitor bed room.
So simply on the opposite facet of that wall within the closet the place you see the label “authentic visitor bed room closet door”, that is what it initially appeared like…
And after it was drywalled over and the room was completed, it appeared like this…
After which I constructed two closets flanking the one window within the room to interchange that authentic closet area and double the hanging closet area for the room.
After which again within the dwelling gymnasium, now that the one inside doorway into the master suite had been closed up from the hallway, we would have liked a brand new entry level. So this shared wall between the 2 rooms needed to have a doorway.
And right here’s what it appeared like as soon as the doorway was in place with the pocket door body.
So as soon as the contractor and his guys obtained via with their half, that is what they handed to me to complete up. The hallway with new subfloor however no flooring, a brand new wall with one much less doorway.
Doorways that have been tough and in want of a number of trim.
And plenty of new drywall in want of primer and paint.
So from there, it was all on me to take that room from there, and add the entire ending — paint, trim, flooring, lighting, and many others. So my half was taking the room from this…
And from this…
And from this…
And from this…
This was a enjoyable undertaking, however it took so lengthy as a result of I didn’t work on it with out interruptions from begin to end. There was the beautiful important delay of a worldwide pandemic in 2020, after which my consideration was on the grasp toilet for effectively over a 12 months. So this room stored getting shoved to the again burner, however I’m so glad that it’s lastly completed. I really like that this whole finish of the home is completed!
I used to be going to attempt to whole up how a lot this room value total, however with a undertaking that was unfold out over the span of three years, it’s onerous to maintain up with all of these prices. As finest as I can inform, the development value for all the things our contractor did on this room alone (new drywall, electrical, new doorway, including two pocket door frames, changing home windows, and many others.) got here to about $7900.
Along with that, a few of the principal prices have been:
- Primer and paint: $350 (in any case, I did use 17 totally different paint colours on this room 😀 )
- Trim: $550
- Home windows: $850 (I offered the home windows, and my contractor put in them)
- FLOR carpet squares: $1650
- 15-lite French door: $370
So with all of that, and never together with the little ornamental stuff like curtains, curtain rods, mirrors, cabinets, TV, and different ornamental objects, and many others., that involves $11,670.
After all, an enormous a part of ending out a house gymnasium is the precise gymnasium gear. However what you place in your house gymnasium could also be fully totally different from what we put in ours, so the price of our gear could also be completely irrelevant for different people who find themselves placing collectively a house gymnasium. However simply to provide you an thought of what ours value, our principal gear consists of:
So if I did my math proper, the house gymnasium gear got here to $7833, with $6958 of that popping out of our pockets (for the reason that rebounder was a present). We didn’t pay for that , although. I’ve had the DB Technique machine since early 2020. We purchased Matt’s Theracycle again in 2014. I’ve had my WaterRower for not less than a few years. You get the purpose. We didn’t simply exit and purchase $7000 value of kit to place into this room. We’ve acquired a lot of it over a number of years.
However a house gymnasium that goes past only a mat and some freeweights can get costly! If you need a devoted room with precise gymnasium gear, it could value fairly a bit of cash to get there. However dwelling gyms will be simply as efficient with cheaper gear (and one thing like a Theracycle is a specialty piece of kit that most individuals wouldn’t want), or you possibly can spend many occasions what we spent on ours. I imply, if you would like your personal customized, absolutely decked out Pilates studio, you’ll pay a small fortune for that. So all of it is determined by your particular desires, wants, objectives, and area out there.
I’m fairly enthusiastic about ours, although! I believe it’ll swimsuit our wants completely.
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