25 Awesome Spaces for Champion Athletes-in-Training

Because we’re all about dreaming big.

Do the Summer Games have you feeling inspired? Do you catch yourself daydreaming about becoming a world-reknowned champion — or maybe daydreaming about your mini-me becoming a record-breaking athlete? Check out these sport-themed spaces perfect for training a gold medalist.


The wildest dreams take shape in the moonlit hours, so why not make the bedroom a space brimming with inspiration?

White Bedroom With Bikes on Wall Racks and Red Built-In Bookcase

Bike Storage Is Functional and Decorative in Hip Bedroom

Space-saving wall racks house the homeowners' bikes in this dynamic master bedroom, creating functional, unconventional wall decor. Beside the bikes, a brilliant red bookcase provides a built-in splash of color.

Photo by: Sarah Hebenstreit / Modern Kids Co.

Sarah Hebenstreit / Modern Kids Co.

Contemporary Boys Bedroom With Mural

White Contemporary Boys Bedroom With Mural

The narrow shape of this boy's bedroom is cleverly opened up with the addition of a fun mural that covers one entire wall. Now the echo of cheering fans provides tons of daydream material.

Photo by: Alexia Fodere

Alexia Fodere

Matching Cribs in Nautical-Themed Nursery With Star Pendant Light

Nautical-Themed Nursery for Twins

Little ones can sail off to dreamland in this seaworthy nursery built for two. The chalkboard-like wallpaper gives both texture and depth to the room and the vintage suitcases are the perfect substitute for a nightstand without being kitschy. A fanciful star pendant light dangles overhead while a bold, geometric carpet anchors the space.

From: Lisa Vail

Photo by: Lisa Vail

Lisa Vail

Brown and Green Bedroom

Brown and Green Bedroom With Tennis Theme

Tennis anyone? This green and brown bedroom was designed by Diva Interior Concepts for a tennis-loving teenager. It features plenty of shelving for trophies and memorabilia, and simple wooden furnishings.

Game Rooms/Basements

Make play time productive with a game room or basement custom-designed for your future medal-winner. (Yes, table tennis is a sport in the Summer Games!)

Coastal Playroom With Mounted Flat-Screen TV and Ping-Pong Table

Coastal Playroom With Ping-Pong Table

This ground-floor playroom, complete with a professional quality ping-pong table, is designed to make rainy beach days breeze by. Doors lead from the playspace to the outdoor grilling and dining area.

Basement with Basketball Arcade

Basketball Arcade in Basement

As seen on HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, where large bare wooden shelves use to be in an unfinished basement, John and Anthony have now placed basketball court that holds the new basketball arcade game for the Tarabokia boys who are big fans of the sport.

From: Cousins on Call

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

Bonus Room Boasts Gold Simulator

Bonus Room Boasts Golf Simulator

This adults-only bonus room comes fully equip with a wet bar, wine cooler and golf simulator.

Photo by: r.guarnieri



These pools can handle some serious laps. 

White Contemporary Indoor Pool

Olympic-Size Pool off Luxury Master Suite

A long, narrow space off the master suite provides the perfect spot for an indoor pool designed for exercise. Underwater lighting gives the all-white space an aqua cast, while wood flooring warms up the modern space.

Photo by: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International ©Barfoot & Thompson Ltd.

Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International, Barfoot & Thompson Ltd.

Indoor Lap Pool

White Indoor Lap Pool

A quiet indoor lap pool lets residents get in a serene workout without the hot sun beating down.

Photo by: Ebby Halliday Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Ebby Halliday Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Inspiring examples of solariums, sun rooms and other covered spaces with swimming pools

An Outdoor Pool with a Retractable Enclosure for All Season Adaptation

With a retractable pool enclosure like this from Pool & Spa Enclosures, you have an indoor or outdoor option for your pool and something with a bit of style as well.

Photo by: Pool & Spa Enclosures, LLC, www.sunrooms-enclosures.com

Pool & Spa Enclosures, LLC, www.sunrooms-enclosures.com

Modern Indoor Pool

A Fresh Take on Swimming With the Fish

This sleek, modern pool shares a large two-sided aquarium with the adjacent living room, creating a truly unique swimming experience. Meanwhile, the indoor patio setting offers privacy without sacrificing sunshine. Walls of windows admit ample natural light.

From: Abramson Teiger Architects

Photo by: Abramson Teiger Architects

Abramson Teiger Architects

A Lap Pool That Runs the Length of a House

A Lap Pool That Runs the Length of a House

Here is one inspired solution to a deep narrow lot from TaC Studios, Architects - a pool that runs the length of the house and also functions as a showcase water feature.

©TaC Studios, Architects

TaC Studios, Architects

Outdoor Spaces

Outside may be the best place to make the biggest dreams come true. I’ll take the basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. Oh, and the trampoline and putting greens, too.

Blue Basketball Court

Backyard Basketball Court

Drew and Jonathan Scott installed a basketball court in the backyard of their Las Vegas home.

From: Property Brothers At Home

Photo by: Larry Hanna/AP Images

Larry Hanna/AP Images

Green Tennis Court

Tennis Court: Pristine Georgian Colonial in Greenwich, Conn.

An all-weather tennis court provides hours of family-friendly fun in the backyard. A patio with plenty of seating is situated next to the court for those who prefer the cheering section.

Photo by: Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Tumbling Area In Backyard

Backyard Fun With Trampoline

Superior tumbling area for the serious gymnast or just for some good, exciting fun. This back yard is is full of full and accented with beautiful landscaping.

From: Elbow Room

Photo by: Bryan Meltz/ Getty Images © 2014, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Bryan Meltz/ Getty Images, 2014, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Beachfront Patio

Beachfront Patio With Chairs

Straight out from the living room sits a 10-foot beachfront patio. Nothing between you and the Pacific except sand and a volleyball net.

Photo by: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Volleyball Court and Deck at DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016

Side Yard Sports

A fun volleyball court sits in the home's side yard that also includes a two-level deck for those who want to watch or enjoy the sun.

Photo by: Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Photos: Christopher Shane/Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Modern House with Putting Green

Modern Wood and Concrete Home with Putting Green

A golfer's dream! This modern, two-level home sports a putting green in its back lawn. The setting looks straight out of a warm-weather hotel resort.

Photo by: Mark McWilliams

Mark McWilliams

Contemporary Urban Outdoor Deck With Putting Green

Urban Outdoor Deck with Fabulous Entertaining Features

This urban outdoor deck is the epitome of fun and entertaining. The flooring was custom painted to mimic the hardwood flooring from inside, blurring the interior and exterior space. Poised next to the outdoor glass fireplace, the seating is smaller in scale and sustainable in its fabrication. A putting green is 1,200 feet above street level with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.

Photo by: Christopher Grubb

Christopher Grubb

Home Gyms

From weightlifters to wrestlers, these elite athletes all have one thing in common: intense training. And it doesn’t get much better than training in a personalized gym in the comfort of your own home.

Pegboard Storage Wall in Home Gym

Pegboard Storage Wall in Home Gym

Pegboards are great tools for organizing because they take a mishmash of items and turn them into one unified display. Think outside the garage and use pegboards inside the house in unique spaces – like a mini-home gym in front of your exercise equipment.

Photo by: Melissa George, Polished Habitat

Melissa George, Polished Habitat

Home Gym With Ball

Home Gym With Blue Mat

A mansion isn't a mansion without a proper home gym.

Photo by: Kentwood Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Kentwood Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Basement With Wrestling Mat and Home Gym

Home Gym With Wrestling Mat

This basement was transformed into a home gym with a wrestling mat where the coach can offer wrestling lessons, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.

Photo by: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Chris Amaral, 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Home Gym in the Attic

Attic Home Gym

The Perez family wanted a home gym for the whole family. Since they are all active, they felt like they missed out on time with each other, but with Chip's and his team's designs, the Perezes get to work out as a family with something for everyone.

From: Elbow Room

Photo by: Jessica McGowan

Jessica McGowan

Transformation in Home Gym

Home Gym Transformation

Jillian has transformed this once cluttered gym into a relaxing, organized space for exercising. As seen on Love It or List It Too.

From: Love It or List It, Too

Photo by: janis nicolay

janis nicolay

Black and White Home Gym

Black and White Home Gym and Recreation Room

It's not hard to hit the gym when it's one with this much style. Colorful glass pendant lamps illuminate the space which has plenty of room for workout gear and a lounging area.

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Full-service bars, giant screens and comfy chairs — you won't miss going to the game with man caves like these.

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