Should We Make A Home Gym

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

I love when the public asks for my opinion, and I have no problem giving it.

These are homeowners with a lovely property, a location, and the size they want for now. 

They use their living room as a workout room and ask the above question.

Should we put a gym in our house?

I had a few questions in return. How long are you planning to stay in this house? How much use would this room get?  Where would this gym be located? 

In today's market, a home gym is a real bonus. Many gyms have closed, or people are not returning.

The owners plan to take a screened porch, enclose it, and put it in a split system (heat and AC) to be usable all year.

It is interesting because of the two sellers; one wants to move and find a home on the water. The other is pretty laid back and still enjoys the house. It is also a family home, and they still have kids who are not sure where they will wind up. They like the space for their family and friends to gather, but it is more house than needed.

Now I know they are not "married" to this home. And they would sell if they found the 'right'  property. 

So how do I give advice?

Since they both would use the gym, my suggestion is to go ahead and create this home exercise room. Enjoy it for as long as you own the house.  By adding finished square footage, you are adding value to the home.  So yes, build it, and enjoy it for as long as you own the house. 

 

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Comments (11)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret this is a good example of different families have different needs/wants, and even the needs/wants within a family can be very different.

Apr 17, 2022 01:17 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I enjoy seeing a well-equipped home gym, that being said on the other hand I hate seeing the same well equipped home gym being used as a place to hang clothes. I can see the benefits but if it’s for sale the house should be set up to look like it’s been used I hope you’re having a wonderful Easter Margaret 🙂

Apr 17, 2022 06:10 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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George Souto, That's why it is so important to listen to everyone's wants.

Apr 17, 2022 07:40 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS,

Good point. Hanging your clothes on the treadmill is not advised if you are selling. 🙃

Apr 17, 2022 07:44 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

If they are going to use it, it definitely makes sense to go ahead and add it. When it's time to sell, they can consider what's the best strategy for selling.

Apr 18, 2022 04:57 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

People are looking for the extra spaceand for whatever they do with it, it still has to be pleasant to enjoy

Apr 18, 2022 07:25 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Kat Palmiotti, I agree. If they are going to use it, by all means, put it in and enjoy. 

Apr 18, 2022 08:16 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Ed Silva, I agree. People are always looking for extra space for their specific needs.

Apr 18, 2022 08:18 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Margaret I have seen a lot of dedicated home gyms in my area.  They could easily be converted to another function, if needed, by both the owner and or future owner.  Go for it if it makes sense I say!

Apr 18, 2022 02:18 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker,

I agree and suggest they go for it!

Apr 18, 2022 02:39 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Totally!!

Apr 18, 2022 04:31 PM