4 Popular Places for Strength Training at Home


About the author: Brenna Malmberg is a writer for Houzz, which is a platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together in a uniquely visual community.

Judging by the most popular home gyms Houzz users uploaded and saved to ideabooks this year, everyone wants to pump some iron. What we do outside of lifting weights varies from boxing to treadmill running, but the free weights remain. Which of these popular home gyms motivates you?

Smith Machine and Selectorized weight machine with a view of the woods

Addition Building & Design, Inc., original photo on Houzz

Motivational views. It doesn’t hurt to have grand views while you go through your reps. This homeowner positioned both the Smith machine and selectorized equipment to look directly out to the countryside. The free weights hug the far wall, keeping the view unobstructed. But when you do grab a pair of dumbbells, you are obviously going to look at that view.

Life Fitness Cardio Equipment in a glass room

Legacy CDM Inc., original photo on Houzz

Behind glass walls. Barn doors have found their way into every room of the home, including the home gym. Glass doors, complete with a glass wall, keep the workout room separate from the rest of the home but don’t close it off into a little dark box.

Cybex and Life Fitness Cardio Equipment in a Wood Accented Room

Pearson Design Group, original photo on Houzz

Wild workout. An orderly, rustic home gym comes alive with rows of framed animal prints. These large works of art hang on the wall between the exposed ceiling beams and hardwood floor.

Hidden Wooden Door in a Home Workout Room

Finished Basement Company, original photo on Houzz

Multipurpose door. The secret door caught the eyes of many people as they saved this No. 1 home gym photo to their ideabooks. When the owners close this door, they have a whole wall to use for gym storage. The divided spaces along that wall are the perfect places for all their workout accessories, from yoga mats to elastic bands.

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