Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Gym

My living room is featured on Remodelaholic today! I'm so excited, so hop on over to let them know how much you love it. Plus, they even called it an "Immaculate Living Room", which is just awesome for me. I'm grinning from ear to ear:)

Building into a hill meant we had to build up and up in order to have the main floor take full advantage of the view, which you can see on display in the kitchen and from the deck. In the process we wound up with an *extra* floor. You could call it a basement, except it has twelve foot ceilings and huge windows. One of the rooms we gained was an empty shell until we decided to make it into a home gym, although with all of the stairs, we could have just used them for a workout.



These lead from the mudroom and garage to the playroom and gym.




The stairs between our "basement" and the main floor.




Our entry with the new piano, and stairs leading up to the bedrooms (butterfly girl's room, master, nursery, orange and navy bedroom, and guest)




The stars between the bedroom floor (you can see a bit of the loft decal in the background) and my husband's office.



We were lucky enough to get my dad's exercise equipment from storage and to buy a secondhand treadmill from my sister's neighbors. Our old TV and stereo found a home down here (our new TV and stereo are upstairs in the living room), which is prefect since I pretty much just want to be on the treadmill watching bad reality TV or watching an on demand video. The floor is made up of rubber-backed carpet squares to absorb more impact than traditional carpet.







Jessica

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14 comments:

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

You have some serious stairs in that house! Like rock climbing on your cliffside perch ...

And I'm guessing your working out there everyday ... like a crazy woman ...

:)

Linda

amber wallace said...

That's a lot of stairs! Man, I wish I had a gym at my house! Love the floor!

Kelli said...

Love your gym! Really you do not need a gym with all of your stairs
Have a wonderful day!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Whew, those stairs are a workout in themselves! You must have some seriously toned quads!

My gym is in my unfinished basement! But I do have a few big windows to stare out into the light which makes my workouts (almost) bearable!!

Love your carpet squares!
Kelly

Western Warmth said...

Cool post! LOVE your house :)

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

I would love to have a treadmill looking out great windows like that. Carpet tile was a great idea. Plus with all the pattern in it stains won't show too much.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i need a gym like that! i need something!!!! looks awesome and the view while working out would be great!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

i had no doubt that you would have an awesome looking gym.

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Congrats on the feature!

This gym doesn't surprise me in the least - it's as fabulous as you are!

JennyLynn said...

Those stairs have to be apart of your work out routine!

Saw your feature and thought it was wonderful.

Arriving said...

Ooooh! I'd love to have a home gym - until the family room and some dvd's and 3lb weights will have to do. :-) I love the carpet squares, I'll have to remember that. -Jen (ps - we finally finished the fort if you want to see it).

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Wow, what an awesome space! But you are indeed on a "stairmaster" all day long, my dear -- especially with a baby or two on your hip!
Congrats on the Remodelholic feature!
xo Heidi

Kelly said...

Drooling. Craft room schmaft room. I'd want a gym if I had one more extra space. A gym just like this! Complete with reality tv!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

such a great space! Love the carpet tiles!

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