Outlined below are some luxury custom home gym trends that any exercise enthusiast would appreciate:
Carpet and tile do not serve as the ideal floor covering for a home gym as feet can become sore after a long period of time standing on these surfaces, especially when holding weights. Instead, the ideal flooring choice is interlocking rubberized floors, which offer sound absorption properties and added comfort to feet.
Most people have a degree of narcism in them and like to be able to watch themselves exercise. Even for those that couldn't care less about their appearance while exercising, they still may want to know that they are using the correct form when performing exercises. For these reasons, floor-to-ceiling mirrors make the ideal wall covering for home gyms. Certainly not every wall in the space needs to be covered with mirrors, but including mirrors on at least one wall is a good idea.
Acoustic wall panels are another popular choice for walls in home gyms, and these type of walls can be especially useful if the gym is within close proximity to the main living space in the home. Some people prefer to listen to loud music when exercising, and acoustic wall panels can help to absorb much of this noise.
Your choice of lighting plays an important role in setting the ambience for your luxury custom home gym. For those that want to be able to watch themselves in the mirror while exercising, the right level of lighting is key to ensuring that proper form is being used. Others may want to use their home gym as a yoga sanctuary, so the ability to dim lights to create a relaxing environment is also important.
Today's luxury custom home gyms are located within close proximity to a full bathroom, which usually contains either a sauna, steam shower, or both. People that can afford to have a high-end home gym tend to care equally about the cool down component after a workout and demand this post-workout space to relax.
To learn more about the latest luxury custom home design trends, please contact us at Empire Custom Builders. We've successfully completed more than 500 projects in Central Florida and can make you aware of some of the most in-demand features in today's luxury homes.