But it might not be totally your fault. Things could be different if you had a space exclusively devoted to your equipment—and physical well being. To get back on track in time to restart last year’s resolution, use these expert tips to plan and design a successful (read: well-used) exercise room in your home.
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Lighting. For lighting, keep it bright, cheerful and natural, if possible. Track or recessed lighting from above eliminates the need for lamps that take up valuable floor space.
Ventilation. Get that clean outside air in and stale, used gymnasium air out. Direct access to fresh air is ideal, but if you’re in a basement room with no exterior windows, install an exhaust fan similar to what you’d find in a bathroom.
Electrical. Install adequate power outlets for machines, lighting and audio/visual equipment.
Read the full story in the October 2005 issue of Log Home Living.
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