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It is every basketball fan’s dream to get an indoor basketball court within a walking distance from their home. But the situation will be even better if you are able to get it inside your own home. If you are planning to enjoy playing basketball indoors, it will be best to determine the available locations where you can actually build it.  

Most homeowners who decide to have an indoor court usually are faced with the problem of determining if they have the right space for it. Original basketball court dimensions are too wide for most homeowners, so in order for them to maximize the available space, they just decide on building a half-court instead of completing the whole dimension.

ATTIC COURT

Siena Custom Builders

A local builder and his friend were able to create this fun indoor sports space above a garage.

TALL CEILING

Zehnder Homes Inc

Decorating with Michael Jordan, the greatest player of all time knocking down the buzzer-beater.

BLUE FLOOR

SDG Architecture

You are more than welcome to watch a fun basketball match from anywhere in the house.

ALL WOOD COURT

Groom Construction Co. Inc

Wood and timbers provided a complete floor to ceiling interior of this wood basketball court.

SHIPLAP COURT

Thorson Restoration & Construction

This old garage was converted into a beautiful indoor court complete with shiplap on the ceiling.

WHITE COURT

Gonyea Custom Homes

The two-toned colors in this game court make it easy to focus on the backboard and rim of the hoop.

SMALLER COURT

Dillon Kyle Architects (DKA)

This indoor court inspiration is the perfect size for games that your kids will enjoy.

GREEN & NATURAL

Marcus Gleysteen Architects

The windows and skylights of this court show off the court’s neat green interior.

BRICK COURT

OVERLOOKING

Magleby Construction

This basketball court’s interior shows off the beautiful shapes and lines designed by the architect.

How Long is a Basketball Court?

As set by the National Basketball Association, a standard basketball court measures 28.7 meters by 15.2 meters. However, this basketball court size will differ once amateur basketball leagues will be considered. When you cannot build the whole court, it will be easier to cut the court in half and play on one end. In constructing a halfcourt, you need to cut the length in half and retain the original width. For professional court size, settling for building an indoor basketball half-court in your basement would mean a space of at least 14.35 meters by 15.2 meters.

RUSTIC

Xpand Inc Home of Xcellence

The natural light is highlighting the accent wall of wood & backboard.

INDUSTRIAL

MA Peterson Design Build Refresh

Keep score while you using this red & white basketball indoor industrial court.

RECYCLED

Larsen Development Company

Recycled floor and bleachers from old stadiums transformed this home sports court.

COLLEGE TEAM

Sport Pro USA

Transform your favorite college team-inspired sports court complete with viewing balcony.

Indoor Basketball Court Surface Options

The most beneficial thing that basketball enthusiasts can get from building indoor courts is having a better environment when playing ball. Compared to outdoor courts in your backyards, once you play indoors you won’t need to worry about the ever-changing weather and the slippery floors. Unless you really want to sweat it out while playing with an outdoor view, building a durable court and playing indoors will always be a better option even if the court is a remodeled basement in your house.

Maple

Compared to building an outdoor basketball court, indoor courts have limited choices when it comes to their flooring options. The most common of which will be the hard polished maple wood. College and professional basketball league courts usually choose maple because of its durability and density. Maple wood possesses enough yield to absorb shock which protects the knees of players while they run around and try their best to win games. This wood has been proven to be splint resistant and a yield that keeps the ball bouncing inconsistent speed.

Other Woods

In the event that you want to save up some bucks on the flooring, you also have the option of using less expensive hardwoods. Most homes and local gymnasiums use other wood materials that are as considerably as sturdy and durable as maple. While saving a considerable amount of money is important, you might need to look into materials that can endure some basketball action for a long time. Aside from being mindful of the damages to your indoor basketball hoop, repairing damaged flooring will be more expensive than replacing a hoop.

Indoor Cement Slab

When your budget is tight, the option for a cement slab flooring will also be an option. This indoor flooring choice might sound unsafe but an epoxy finishing will actually resolve the problem of not having a smooth surface. A smoother surface will keep the ball more bouncy and the players safe from scratches when they fall. Even with an added smooth epoxy finish, this flooring option will still be the cheapest.

MULTIPURPOSE

Menendez Architects

This indoor sport court is intentionally set 50% into the ground to keep the roofline with the home.

KIDS ZONE

Boston Virtual Imaging

This multi-colored sport court is perfect for younger children. complete with a climbing wall.

WHITE WALLS

AVB Custom Homes

Garage converted into a multi-sport court. Complete with volleyball, badminton & racquetball.

CONTEMPORARY

V.I. Photography & Design

This garage indoor basketball court which is greatly inspired by a sports fan’s favorite team.

Cost of an Indoor Basketball Installation 

You might think that an outdoor basketball court will be more expensive than having an indoor court, well these two do not really have that much of a difference. As one of the most famous backyard sports, most people will normally think that it will be best to get an outdoor court instead of a small indoor basketball court where everyone can enjoy playing to their heart’s content even when it is raining hard outside.

Like any other home remodeling plans, the most sensitive topic when enhancing your house will be the budget that you need to cover the costs. A professional basketball gym court that will follow the NBA’s standards will most likely be at $46,000 while a half-court will be around $23,000. As you lessen the quality of the court that you will be building, the cost will eventually lower but if you think that this estimate is too high, you might need to take note that professional labor costs have been factored in already.

Most of the time, the budget that you need to set aside for this project will depend on the dimensions of a basketball court that you have in mind. Having an extra space that only needs to be installed with the proper flooring, basketball hoops and a set of bleachers will considerably lower the costs. Other things that will reduce your spendings will be existent paint on your walls that still looks great. Considering building a multi-sport court will be a great way of saving money too.

Before you take on the project, go over the budget, and check if it fits the type of court that you have in mind. Keep in mind that what we stated above are costs for professional installation, if your plan is to build one yourself you can set aside the professional labor cost for other unexpected expenses you might encounter while the project is ongoing. Another thing that will affect the budget you have is the location where you will be building the project. Make sure that most of your expenses are recorded to be sure that you are keeping up with your budget. 

FULL SIZE

Sport Pro USA

Garage converted into a full-size basketball court. Great use for multiple activities and sports.

MULTI-COLORED

Landforms Design

The natural light from the windows ties the different colors from the floor to the ceiling together.

UNDERGROUND

Gryboski Builders

Create your own spacious underground sports court complete with batting cages and pitching mounds.

SIMPLE

JCD Custom Homes Design

This functional simple indoor court with blue color accents is perfect for games and other activities.

Multi-Purpose Courts

There are a number of courts that you can actually build in the comforts of your house but the advantageous one that you can have will be a multi-purpose court. This type of indoor court is preferred by homeowners because they are very convenient and can almost benefit all family members. A customizable court that allows the family to enjoy more than one sport is a gem that is worthy of all the money that you will be spending on building it.

Turning an indoor basketball court into a multi-purpose court is fairly easy, you just need to look for a sport that you can also play on the same surface that your basketball court has. Badminton and volleyball are the usual choices because the basketball court can actually accommodate the needed dimensions of the said sports. All you need to do is paint the court markings for the other sports and build mobile posts where you can attach the needed nets. Having mobile posts will be the easiest way to transform the indoor court into a sports venue of your liking.

CLASSIC

CBI Design Professionals Inc

Inviting classic indoor basketball court lined with glass doors to bring the outside scenery in.

COLORFUL

Millz House

Perfect size indoor court with colorful lines and white walls that helps focus on the backboard.

MULTI-LEVEL

Fergus Garber Architects

Why not build a basketball court that will allow you to view the game from different levels?

MINIATURE

SW Design

Take the space that’s always available and turn it into a miniature indoor court that you’ll enjoy.

Final Thoughts: 

If you have the space and the budget for this project, go for it! Your whole family deserves a recreational space where they can actually run around without worrying about breaking something valuable. Kids who are just starting to be curious about sports usually try two or more whenever they are at school so it will be better to at least have an area at home where they can practice.

An indoor basketball court sounds like an expensive project but you can actually consider it as having a personal gym area in your house. It doesn’t necessarily mean a large area, you always have the option to take it down a notch. Building something that you can fit in your basement is enough, a professional indoor court dimension is not mandatory. It doesn’t need to be grand either, as long as it is functional it will be worth the expenses. Just like any other remodeling job in your home, building an indoor court also ads value to your property.

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