Langstaff Ellis Case Study: Enhancing a Home Gym Maidenhead
If you’re fortunate to have a gym space in your home one of the enduring problems is how to store the small everyday pieces of equipment so they are accessible but not untidy. For our client in Maidenhead the answer was to design a fully integrated wall sized storage, display and AV unit.
Working out in the Covid-19 era has become a real home based occupation, many people have invested in large items of equipment while online cycling, yoga and even rowing workouts have really taken off. However, hooking up a computer and having cables trailing across the floor while trying to watch a small screen doesn’t make for an ideal exercise environment.
While our client’s dedicated space is a superb area for online and other workouts with ample room for free weights, yoga, stretching and dance, there was no storage space for items such as boxing gloves, yoga mats and cycling shoes.
As an enthusiastic collector of sports memorabilia too, solving the gym storage issue would also provide an elegant answer for displaying parts of the collection.
The designers at Langstaff-Ellis created a solution combining a complete wall sized storage, display and AV unit with ample cupboard space, shelving and an integrated large-screen TV. The floor to ceiling unit, measuring 6mx2.5m takes up one whole wall, wrapping around the doorway to create a stunning yet practical piece of furniture.
Framing the unit is full height pull out storage at either end, with simple cupboards stretching across the top. Shelving and a large-screen smart TV sit below with easy access cupboards flowing across the bottom.
Finished in complementary textures of high quality designer laminate from Xylocleaf with anthracite metal fabric backs to the shelves, the unit is accessorised with beautiful Buster + Punch handles.
Cabling is hidden within the cabinet to enhance the clean lines, complemented by downlighting in the shelves and discreet LED uplights at celling height.
Since completion the unit is now used every day as a fully functioning part of our clients home gym experience. Equipment is easily stored after use, online workouts can be enjoyed in large format on screen and sports memorabilia is highlighted on beautifully lit shelving.
“Well designed cabinetry can enhance every part of the home so we were thrilled to create this large unit for a home gym, solving a number of challenges our client had with a beautiful piece of furniture that brings real refinement to an otherwise utilitarian room.” Ed Birks Langstaff Ellis
If there are parts of your home that would benefit from high quality cabinetry solutions including kitchens, home offices, utility rooms and gyms please contact Langstaff-Ellis using the details below.