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Building a home plan with an indoor basketball court
We have built several homes with indoor basketball courts.  This has been a lot of fun and challenging.  These indoor courts are about 30'x35' with ceilings heights a minumum of 17'.  Most of the homeowners have chosen to put a thin carpet on the walls and an industrial gym carpet on the floor.  The carpet reduces the noise and is more kid friendly.  The activities in these indoor gyms range from basketball, volleyball, raquetball, gymnastics, and even golf. I actually built a basketball court in my house and it only gets used 3 or 4 times a day.  My 5 year old son Brock plays in there the most.  He is getting to be a great little ball player. He also hits hard foam golf balls in the gym and is d Read more
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Published On : 07-28-2004
Author : Steve Donegan
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Homes with Gyms Inside: Smart - and Healthy
As requested by our resident homebuilder here at The Plan Collection... Here are some great house plans with Gyms inside. One of these homes was designed specifically for a lot that had a tremendous slope to it. It was a good example of creating a design that took advantage of the conditions of a lot that generally would make it very hard to build on. Jaren and I worked on this design together and came up with a great plan that takes full advantage of mountain views, made a steep lot functional for gatherings and even got a gym in the home out of it. Take a look at the plans: Above: House Plan #129-1020 with an indoor gym located on the lower level. Click image to see the full plans for this home. Click image above to see the rest of Read more
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Published On : 07-28-2004
Author : Steve Donegan
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Plans with Indoor Basketball Courts
With March Madness going on, I am getting more and more people asking about house plans with indoor basketball courts.  I have built several of them now and have tried different techniques.  Jake has designed a few homes with the court in the basement.  However, the home needs to big very large to accommodate the room.  We have also built homes with indoor basketball courts under the garage.  I tend to like this option because it means virtually any home plan can have an indoor basketball court.  As I have mentioned before, we built our personal home about nine years ago.  We built it with an indoor basketball court and have loved it.  We live in an area of the country where we have cold long w Read more
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Published On : 03-21-2005
Author : Steve Donegan
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