DIY Home Gym & Exercise Room

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for our farmhouse in the suburbs. It has already been such a blessing now with our family home from school & work.

DIY Home Gym/ Exercise Room

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DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

Because we live in a very old farmhouse, we don’t have a traditional basement like most homes have. What we call our basement is a room off our driveway that was many years ago the barn, then garage, then a home office & more recently what we call our basement.

Below is a picture of what our basement looked like a few years after moving in with all the toys picked up…

basement before

Over the years, our “basement” has worn many hats. Toy, TV, guest & game room as well as Jason’s office.

As the kids have gotten older our needs for this room have definitely changed. Our 4 kids….at least the older 2 boys have shelved their Legos & toys for exercise equipment & video games. They grow up way too fast!!!

With the kids home from school indefinitely, we needed a spot to exercise & let out some energy especially when the weather is bad & they can’t be outside!

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

The first thing we did was clear out the room. We moved the sofa & chair up to our master bedroom & created a sitting area up there. (reveal coming soon) The kids never sat on the sofa anyway! I always found them on bean bag chairs or the floor.

The rest of the furniture, books & Legos were either given to friends or we hope to donate when thrift stores open again.

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

Jason & I painted the ceiling, walls, windows, doors & trim! The previous ceiling was a glossy light blue & looked terrible. We painted the ceiling a basic ceiling white. We painted the trim, windows & doors a semi gloss white & the walls are Kilim Beige from Sherwin Williams.

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

What a difference a newly painted room & ceiling makes!!! We also spray painted our black recessed lights white to match the ceiling. (diy here)

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

He also changed our sliding closet door into a hinged closet so we can roll out our ping pong table easily! The kids needed help getting anything out of this closet before & now they can do it all by themselves!!! (here is the DIY post for how to transform closet doors)

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

Jason transformed our large Ikea bookcase into an entertainment center & that we can stream yoga & exercise videos from. (diy here)

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net
DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net
DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

Baskets & wooden boxes do a fantastic job to keep everything organized!

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

He also created a DIY wooden basketball hoop for the kids to play indoor basketball. (diy here)

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net
DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

In lieu of a carpet we decided to keep the laminate wood floors bare & get a large exercise mat instead. The exercise mat is great for yoga or sit ups & can easily roll to the side when the kids want to play basketball or ping pong. Here is the exercise mat we have,

Premium Extra Large Exercise Mat – 7′ x 5′ x 1/4″ Ultra Durable, Non-Slip, Workout Mats for Home Gym Flooring – Jump, Cardio, MMA Mat – Use with or Without Shoes (84″ Long x 60″ Wide x 6mm Thick)

The large exercise mat we have fits 4 of us comfortably. When we are all exercising we add 2 small yoga mats to either side.

Thankfully, a previous owner add heated floors to this room so it is very cozy in the winter even without a carpet!

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net
DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

Jason still does most of his working from home in this room so we kept his awesome space saving Pallet desk. (diy here)

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

We recently changed out our wood Ikea chairs for “real desk chairs” from Amazon.

DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

Not as pretty but definitely more comfortable when working from home all week.

Flash Furniture Mid-Back Black Mesh Swivel Ergonomic Task Office Chair with Flip-Up Arms, BIFMA Certified

We have wasted no time in using this newly refreshed space! Our family has already enjoyed many family workouts,yoga sessions, video game tournaments, ping pong & basketball games in this room. we ordered a free trial of the Peloton app & our whole family is enjoying it!

DIY Home Gym Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net
DIY Home Gym, Exercise Room & Office -We transformed our basement into a home gym/ exercise room & office. This is a simple & inexpensive DIY project for the basement of our farmhouse.#homegym #exerciseroom #diy https://lehmanlane.net

It is our hope that we will continue to enjoy this room for many more days to come!!!

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