March Madness tips off next week. If you’re a college basketball fan that means right about now you’re feverishly obsessing over your bracket, checking the schedule and planning when, where and how you’ll watch 150 hours of live hoops.
This basketball bonanza consumes the consciousness of the nation each year. But what happens when the big dance is over? Here are 16 ways you can bring hoops action into your home year round.
Wanna go big? Live like an NBA star and purchase the former home of Julius Erving (Dr. J) located in Saint George, Utah, featuring a custom sport court.
Looking for something a little more small scale (literally)? Decorate your child’s room with a basketball theme. Fun ideas include using a corkboard with medals and ribbons as a headboard, painting a mural on closet doors to look like a locker room, turning a lofted bed into a half court, creating a light fixture out of clipboards, and incorporating stadium seating as a storage solution.
Do you have a lot of land and want to be able to play in extreme heat or during a snowstorm? Convert a barn or garage into an indoor court, or take the court inside your home and set up shop in your living room, in the kitchen, or in the basement. If you care more about the art of the game, try this unique décor idea, create graphic wall art or go for a subtle, yet bold design element. Feeling a little more traditional? Get inspired by this outdoor court that’s beautifully lit at night or this full court. For more inspiration, check out our Hoops & Homes Pinterest board. Do you have a favorite idea? Let us know in the comments! And tell us how you would build your dream house with the ultimate home court advantage.