....not my bedroom, not my media room, but my basement bathroom and home gym. is that weird?
we got our basement finished a couple of years ago and i have to give my hubby major props for pushing me to get a full bathroom installed. i thought it was a waste of money and i was all "seriously, who's going to shower down in the fucking cold-ass basement?!" and the answer my friends, is me! i was just being a cheap bitch and griping about the cost but i'm so glad we did it.
i love everything about this bathroom: the color, the slate tiles, the fact that it's right beside my workout area and the fact that it feels like my own space. sometimes, i pretend that it's my little spa area; a place that i can relax and pamper myself after a killer workout. and i'll be honest, while i love my husband to pieces, when you're pretty much the only one doing your bidness in a bathroom, it just feels.... cleaner.... and i need a clean bathroom to have a satisfactory deployment, if you know what i mean.
i basically set up shop down here and because it's allllll the way in the basement, away from the linen closet and my personal belongings, i was struggling with storage, or lack there of.
the sink area was a mess with clean towels piled up on the side or draped over my workout bench (ignore the gloves; i was cleaning) and i had very little counter space which drove me crazy. despite the state of my walk-in closet, i do hate disorganziation and clutter, especially in a space that i love and i needed to remedy that, stat! so, i went out to canadian tire and bought some shelving on the cheap and best of all, it required no tools to assemble which is my kind of DIY!
the finished product! it's a basic, $19 wire shelf that gives me the space i need to store my makeup kit and other crap and i bought some cheap baskets from Winners to store my blowdryer, extra towels and workout gear. don't you love the muted damask pattern? my most brilliant decorating idea was storing my colorful and delicious smelling soaps in a large, glass jar and by brilliant idea, i mean i totally ripped that off from pinterest.
i luuuurve my home gym. it has everything i need: free weights, ez bar and plates, a large mirror to oogle myself as i lift like a badass, a fridge that stores beer ice-cold water, a pull-up bar, a weight and roman bench, a vile treadmill that i hate and really serves as my towel holder, various resistance bands, a stability ball, dvd player and tv where Sagi Body Beast Guy yells at me that FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!!, a ghetto agility ladder i made from masking/painters tape and my trusty ol' yoga mat. and the best part-- there are no douchebags hogging the weights, creeps all up in your bidness, catty bitches all decked out in full-on makeup and club gear giving you the evil eye or annoying assholes chatting away on their phones and taking up precious space...you know, all that shit that happens at a regular gym.
which is your favorite room in your house?