Gym Equipment Buyers Guide

Are you looking to get at shape in the comfort of your own home? Perhaps you want to outfit an Amazing Basement Gym?

Once you decide where to build your workout space and what kind of exercises you want to do it is time to buy some equipment!

Buying gym equipment can be really intimidating as it is an expensive and often bulky task! That said there are a number of approaches to purchasing gym equipment! Here are 5 ideas on places to buy your equipment to start the fitness journey!

    Craigslist: the least expensive place to purchase gym equipment is undoubtedly Craigslist! There are usually plenty of options for different types of equipment but it is used and you don’t always get exactly what you want. The other obvious drawback is transporting the equipment. This usually means borrowing a truck and asking a friend for help!
    Facebook Groups: similar to Craigslist – tons of people are looking to unload unwanted exercise equipment for free or cheap! Check back frequently for killer deals in your area.
Kettlebells can be purchased at a number of retailers
    Traditional Retailers: traditional retailers are still a great place to pick up your fitness equipment! The best part is that you can still visit a store and try before you buy! This takes a lot of stress out of the purchase. The downside is that these stores can be more expensive if you don’t find a sale.

  • One way to reduce the cost is by using a coupon or cash back site like Ebates! Ebates will pay cash back on your purchases at major retailers like Dick’s. Check out Dick’s Sporting Goods or Modell’s for a wide variety. These stores will deliver and assemble for an additional fee
  • No matter where you buy from – consider using Amazon Home Services for setting up and assembling the equipment!

    Incredible Golf Themed Basements

    Are you a golf lover who is considering a basement remodel? This post is for you! I have collected the best examples of incredible golf themed basements from across the web!

    These incredible golf themed basements range from clubhouse inspired mancaves to full blown golf practice spaces complete with putting greens and simulators.

    Practice the short game with this elaborate basement practice area

    No matter what your budget or space there are options to create an incredible golf themed basement in your own home! Whether you want a small space to relax and watch the tournaments or an area to improve your game during evenings and winter months we have solutions for you!

    Often times all it will take is some leather furniture, golf art and a nice television. From there you can consider adding golf practice greens or simulators!

    Let’s check out some incredible golf themed basements!

    This incredible space combines the comforts of a mancave with the golfers dream of a full size simulator! Effortlessly switch between watching the pros and taking some hacks!

    This incredible basement combines two of my favorite hobbies – golf and drinking. The basement bar enables friends to wait their turn in comfort!

    This Indianapolis home offers a raised viewers gallery above the simulator setup. Perfect for parties!

    This larger area featured by HDGolf offers plenty of seating, a massive simulator/projector setup and an expansive practice green!

    This Toronto basement features a large putting green complete with a wall mural of Pebble Beach. Escape the winter blues in the comfort of your own basement!

    This homeowner may have gone overboard with the basement putting green! At least they can practice long putts!

    This amazing basement combines two of my passions with a wine cellar and putting green! Knock down some putts between sips of excellent wine! I also love the locker room setup to store golf clubs.

    This Pinterest user has a great putting green setup in his mancave.

    This Man cave on Zillow shows how a simulator can be added to the corner of a large basement mancave! Pick up a simulator and set up some space for yourself!

    Ready to start your remodel? Pick up the golf basics here or here and get started! What are you waiting for?!

    Wine Cellar Inspirational

    Wine cellar inspiration will motivate oenophiles to start planning their basement wine space!

    A basement remodeling project is a perfect opportunity to create a space dedicated to storing, tasting and otherwise enjoying your wine collection!

    A dedicated wine cellar is possible for almost any budget and space. Don’t hesitate to start planning your project!

    Both novice and expert wine lovers will find wine cellar inspiration from this collection of amazing wine cellars from Pinterest!

    For those with limited space interested in wine storage MyRemodel has a brilliant idea to store the collection in your stairs.

    Alternatively, you can leverage the space under your stairs as a mini basement wine cellar. Both WineAware and Newport Homes have great examples of this!

    Genius wine storage from Wine Aware. Check out the Shelving Store for storage solutions
    Newport Homes wine alcove under the stairs.

    This wine cellar and tasting room shown on Houzz illustrates what a nice budget and great space can become!

    Decor Pad shows how some carefully selected materials can turn a relatively small space into a memorable wine cellar and tasting room!

    This example from Houzz is reminiscent of an old world European wine cellar. It can be built fairly easily with materials from the Shelving Store

    Home Bunch shows an excellent example of a fairly rustic tasting room complete with storage for an extensive collection!

    Architecture Art Design shows what a modern take on a basement under stair wine cellar can look like!

    Brit.co shows an awesome example of a fancy yet functional wine cellar

    An unused closet can be turned into a wine cellar with some effort and wine racks!

    now that you are sufficiently inspired try to find the perfect space for your wine cellar and get started!

    Build your storage solution with either these easy assemble racks cubes, rack units for a closet or a custom wine storage solution! Don’t forget the wine fridge!

    Serve your wine with a wine dispenser and luxury wine glasses!

    Continue to build out your wine collection through providers like Wine Access who offer clubs and collections featuring fine wine.

    Wine of the Month clubs are another way to build your collection!