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The basement workout room

The basement is a space we haven’t talked about much on the blog, mostly because we haven’t done much with it.  When we bought the house, it was bisected, front half/back half.  The front half was semi-finished; the back half is unfinished.  The furnace, washer/dryer, and utility sink are in the back half, and we added a fridge and chest freezer.  The front half had a cable hookup, sheetrocked walls, closets, a drop ceiling, and pink flowered linoleum floors.

When we first moved in, this spot was a convenient dumping ground for everything extra from everywhere in the house.  Boxes, old computers, coolers, etc., etc.  We’ve been working on cleaning up the space, adding accessible storage for beer brewing equipment, camping gear, and tools.  Last year we bought and mounted a TV to watch while riding bikes inside in the winter months, and this year we’ve worked a little more on turning it into a space where we actually want to work out.

Tell me you’ve seen a better use of Black’s Law Dictionary?

The carpet remnants keep the bikes from sliding, and are good for doing abs, etc.  They also cover some of the pink flowers 😉

I’d like to add a few more pieces of equipment – maybe a few dumbbells, a stability ball, that sort of thing.  I’d also like to pull up the carpet on the steps, because whatever kind of carpet it is, it’s a dog hair magnet.  I’d also like to paint the walls (they could use a freshening up) and put up a few more race pics.  They help remind you in January what you’re working to do in June.  For the walls, I’ve thought about a few options, and am thinking of a pale aqua, like SW Windowpane maybe?  We could also use a table for the cable box and DVD player, but it will need to be pretty shallow.  In the meantime, I’m glad to have made some progress!

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