In a climate where temperatures often reach (and exceed) triple digits, more and more homeowners are opting to add indoor gyms and recreational spaces to their home. â€śIndoor gyms give families and friends a convenientâ€”and coolerâ€”place to gather,â€ť Mark says. â€śWhether youâ€™re playing sportsâ€”think everything from dodge ball to indoor tennisâ€”looking to exercise, or hosting birthday parties or dance parties, indoor gyms let families enjoy a variety of activities together, all in the privacy of their own home,â€ť says Mark.
Â An indoor gym can double as a media room, too, by simply adding a projector to the space, and homeowners can choose to either dedicate a whole area of their home for gym use or incorporate the one into an existing garage for a multi-functioning space.
Â Mark uses a range of materials in his homeâ€™s indoor recreational areas, from plywood to padded walls to reclaimed wood (one of his indoor gyms features materials taken from a 1940s gym in West Texas).