Residence Gymnasium Progress (Plus, Lighting, Window Remedy, Door Coloration & Shelving Selections)

I’m making progress on the house fitness center, though I’m on the level the place progress is shifting alongside fairly slowly as a result of I’m engaged on the trim. I now have all the trim put in, and it’s all wooden crammed and sanded. Immediately, I hope to begin on caulking all the trim in order that I can begin portray it on Thursday.

I additionally spent a while performing some wall repairs. In the event you’ll keep in mind, I truly tried putting in crown molding on this room alongside the longest wall (i.e., the wall between the house fitness center and the grasp toilet), after which determined that I didn’t prefer it. Properly, due to the best way that crown molding is put in (nailed into the wall and the ceiling, with the completely different instructions of nails creating pressure that helps to carry the crown in place), eradicating crown molding inevitably damages drywall. I had already finished one coat of drywall mud on these areas, however they wanted one other coat, together with some sanding.

As soon as that all the prep work is completed, particularly caulking all the trim, I’ll be capable to get all the trim and wall touchups painted, after which I can truly begin on some ornamental stuff!

Talking of ornamental stuff, and because of all your enter, I’ve determined to construct two shelving items, put them on casters, and have them flank a chest of drawers within the heart of the closet space. I hope to discover a chest of drawers on Fb Market or elsewhere native, and simply paint it. I’d fairly not need to construct one. After which I’ll mount a TV on the wall over the chest of drawers.

I’ve determined that the whole lot that goes into the room might be black and darkish stained wooden. I just about let my Water Rower decide that call because it’s a good looking walnut with black accents. So the cabinets have black helps (each vertical and horizontal helps) with stained walnut colour cabinets. If I’ve sufficient walnut veneer left over from the toilet, I’ll even use that for the cabinets.

Many months in the past, I had already chosen a black flooring for the room, in order that works into my black + walnut plan very properly. I additionally bought black curtain rods (sure, I might be hanging curtains in right here as a result of y’all know I like cloth!), and simply final evening, I made a decision to hold the Rustic Walnut Bamboo Shade that I used within the toilet into this room as properly. That shade is such good high quality, and it’s so much like what I’ve in the remainder of the home, however at a a lot decrease value, so I made a decision to go for it. So as soon as it’s all put collectively, my home windows will go from wanting like this…

To wanting like this…

I do know that there might be many ranging opinions on that (the black curtain rod, masking up a few of the stripes, and many others.), however I feel it’ll look very good as soon as it’s all finished, and it’ll make the room cohesive with splashes of black and walnut all through the room. I feel it’s going to additionally take the partitions from being front-and-center and the primary characteristic of the room to appearing extra as a backdrop, which I feel Matt will recognize. 😀 So the partitions are for me, and all the black and walnut is for him.

However that brings me to the entry of the room. After we moved this wall again (which made our hallway smaller and squared up the grasp toilet), that made the doorway into this room fairly lengthy. And it’s additionally darkish. I didn’t even suppose so as to add a light-weight right here, however I actually suppose it wants one. So I’m conflicted. It looks as if an ideal space to place a semi-flush ceiling gentle, and that may give me a possibility to convey some black into this space as properly (though, I’ll try this with what I placed on the partitions as properly).

The opposite choices is to place a brilliant skinny “recessed” gentle, like I’ve all through the room. However that appears just a little boring to me, and like a wasted alternative, proper? I’m leaning in direction of the semi-flush ceiling gentle until somebody has a superb purpose I shouldn’t try this.

After which there’s the door colour, which I do know I introduced up a very long time in the past, however I’m nonetheless conflicted over. The entire doorways within the hallway are a darkish teal. There’s none of that colour on this room, so I don’t wish to convey that in there. The doorways within the toilet are white, however I don’t like that for this room.

So since I’m attempting to make use of black accents on this room, what about portray the doorways black? What will we take into consideration this?

I feel that appears good, and provides a contact of sophistication to juxtapose the colourful striped partitions. It’s simply paint, so I supposed I may strive it and see how I prefer it. And if I don’t, I can all the time transfer on to one thing else. I’m simply not fairly certain what different choices there are.

EDIT: I made a decision so as to add the flooring to the image above to see what the whole lot would appear like collectively. Right here’s an concept of how this space would look with the black door and the flooring.