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Home gym ideas for your basement

home gymnasium with televison in mansion private residence

home gymnasium with televison in private residence – Frankfort Illinois Basement Remodel

Unless you are in the great state of California or In the southern area of the country where you are below sea level, many American homes out there have a basement of some sort and most of the time the basement is not used properly by the owners. With the passage of time, this basement gradually turns into a place where most of the people keep their broken or unused furniture and objects. The basement can be used in various ways and without keeping it unused we can utilize this area to it’s fullest.

Basements can turn into many amazing spaces but one of our favorite is to take a basement space and make it a great place for setting up a home gym. We all know maintaining a healthy life is a must, but we do not get enough place in our bedroom or house to install the exercising machines. This is where the basement can be a great use to us. We can use the basement to set up a home gym which will help us to maintain a healthy lifestyle by burning calories as well as simply making the space a great place to be. You do not need to manage time and go to the gym. Managing time sometimes becomes very tough for all of us and as a result we do not get enough body movement. So, if we can make a home gym, then it would be beneficial for all involved. It will assist you to lose weight, get a toned body at home and release some of that stress.

How a basement remodel can help you?

Walliner can help you to transform your boring basement space into a home gym which can be used for a regular workout. The ‘it’s too far’ excuse will not be accepted then. It just needs you to get up from your bed and go to the basement for doing some workout sessions. One of the notable challenges of exercise is just showing up to the gym. The solution of the problem can be given by Walliner – Basement Remodeling pros.

Basement gym ideas

Here are some ideas of a home gym for you. Walliner will help you to get the going. First of all, determine the space you need to set up your home gym in your basement. If you want to use the whole of it, Just let us know. For example, a good treadmill will occupy more space than a weight bench, so consider this.

Contemporary Home Gym Build - Plainfield Illinois Basement Remodel

Contemporary Home Gym Build – Plainfield Illinois Basement Remodel

The next is, ask Walliner for rubber flooring or carpeting because it will give you aesthetic as well as comfort. The third idea for a home gym is, considering the air circulation of the basement. So Walliner can install overhead fans to keep the proper air circulation. Do not forget to install a mirror. Well, we all see large mirrors in the gym. The mirror is there so that you can see the change of your body by yourself. So, do install a large full-length mirror for a better view of your whole body. Another important idea that we want to give you is the installation of adequate lights in the gym area. Of course, a well-lit exercise room brings energy to space, for this reason, ask Walliner for artificial lighting in the gym.
These are some of the ideas that can be used by the homeowner before installing a home gym in the basement of the house.


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South Chicago Office Build

We recently had the pleasure of demolishing and rebuilding interior office space at the Michaelson Building in the South Chicago Suburbs.

Many thanks to our Bolingbrook Realtor friends who brought us in on this amazing project. The Sherbert Crew – Bolingbrook Real Estate Agents.

Faux Wood Tiles – No Really, This Is Tile!

Most times when we mention to a client about wanting to use tile in a design, we are usually met with a confused stare which is usually followed by the client beginning to second guess their decision to hire Walliner.  But when we show them a prototype of the design and how we plan to use tile throughout the build, that is when that confused glare turns into wide eyes of wonderment.


Tile. It isn’t just for bathrooms.

When most people think of tile they can’t help but just think about the flooring or wall coverings for a bathroom. It can be said that you can’t go wrong with using tile in a bathroom design. No question that when it comes to a bathroom, a good ceramic tile is just what you need to combat the moisture from the water.

luxury bathroom

Today we are going to discuss the other type of tiles you can use in any other room of your home or office.


Faux Wood Tiles As Flooring

Old wood tiles

Yeah… that’s tile. No really! That antique wood look that has been all the rave for the last few years? You can have that “reclaimed wood” look without the high-price.

Faux Wood Ceramic Tiles can be used in family rooms and other high traffic living areas perfectly as they can hold up under touch conditions ever better than the real thing more times than not. Rampaging Kids, rambunctious pets? Faux wood Ceramic tiles can take a beating and stay looking beautiful.

Even other pros have great things to say about Faux wood ceramic tiles!

reclaimed wood tiles

” As a reclaimed wood flooring and furniture provider here in Louisville, we talk to customers all day about the rich warm character of reclaimed wood. But sometimes people love the look and character of olde wood but not the cost. It’s not cheap but it’s worth it. For those clients that just can’t come to terms with the price of antique wood and they are willing to sacrifice the feeling of wood, we tell them to look no further than faux wood ceramic tiles. Similar character of Reclaimed wood for usually more than half the cost less. Hard to beat that.” – Mike – Flooring and Granite DesignsLouisville Flooring Specialists.

At Walliner, we have been using a variety of faux wood ceramic tile products in both commercial and residential spaces as well as from everything from studio apartments in the heart of the city to upscale office spaces.

The only drawback to faux would tiles would be that it lacks the warmth from the touch. When your feet touch the tiles, you know it’s not wood. It’s more than apparent from the touch of it. But if the feel of real wood isn’t as important as the aesthetic or strength of tile, then you would do yourself a great favor by considering tile for your next remodeling project.

Walliner Construction presents Westbrook Falls

View of kitchen with marble worktop - Westbrook Falls

View of kitchen with marble worktop – Westbrook Falls

One of the newest luxury subdivisions coming to Chicago, Illinois, is set to begin construction this Autumn. Referred to as Westbrook Falls, this new community will comprise 40 lots and be located near wacker. and 190th st., in the north coast corner of downtown

Practically a decade ago, the Gold Coast Planning and Zoning Commission designed a Community Area Plan that zoned this location of the city for single-family residences. Westbrook Falls was actually approved for property development in 2008, but the economic downturn hindered plans from ever coming to completion. A new proposal was brought to the city in march 2016 and approved once again. The development of Hidden Creek is assumed to be extremely popular because the adjacent Jenk Park plaza has become one of the city’s finest commercial and residential locations.

sketch design of interior hall

Westbrook Falls Offers 20 commercial leases and 40 Single-Family Residences

The 40 single-family residences that are to be built in Westbrook Falls are expected to average around 1,500 and 2,000 square feet. The new neighborhood will provide easy access to neighboring amenities while still being located in a bustling section of the city that is well received by family-friendly neighbors. It will also be zoned for students to attend nearby Carmine coast High School.