If you’re reading this, you’re either a trampoline owner already or looking to become one. Most of us keep our trampolines in our backyards — but did you know that you could also get one for your home? Having an indoor trampoline room is all the rage right now. In fact, you could even have a trampoline bedroom!
Today, we’re going to talk about how to build a trampoline game room and how much such an endeavor might cost. But first, let’s talk about what getting a trampoline for your room entails.
As we have mentioned before, we’re not really used to having a full-size trampoline indoors. If you wanted to have a trampoline for your room, you’d likely get a miniature trampoline or a rebounder. Rebounders are usually much gentler on the joints, but they aren’t really as fun as larger trampolines. In any case, that’s not really what we mean when we say that you can have your very own indoor trampoline room.
We’re thinking more about putting a full-size trampoline in the living room or making a trampoline game room by completely covering it in trampolines. If you aren’t in touch with your inner child, like we are, this might seem a bit silly to you. But did you know that even Bill Gates has a trampoline game room? About a year ago, the founder of Microsoft admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that that’s one of the few indulgences he’s allowed himself. Apparently, his kids, who were ages 16 to 22 at the time, love using it!
And why wouldn’t they? There are so many things you might use an indoor trampoline room for! Not only can you have lots of fun jumping around with your friends or kids, but you could even sleep on the trampoline mat. If you’ve ever jumped on a trampoline before, you’ve probably experienced the bliss of lying down on one, exhausted from all the activity. Well, that could be you every night if you had a trampoline bedroom.
You could simply throw a few pillows and a blanket on the mat and hit the hay. A trampoline mat actually has the perfect amount of resistance since it’s neither too soft nor too hard. Even if you have a regular backyard trampoline, you can try having a starlit sleepover and see for yourself!
The way we see it, there are two ways to go about getting the indoor trampoline room of your dreams. You can either go for the low-cost option and simply buy or move your existing trampoline inside or go all out. Most people won’t be able to afford the second option, but we like to be optimistic. So let’s take a moment to fantasize about the ideal trampoline game room.
Whether you’re going to blow your budget or be more conservative, you first have to make sure that you’re starting with the appropriate conditions. Make sure that you’re bringing the trampolines into a room with decently tall ceilings. That will not only save your head but also make it more fun for everyone involved. After all: where’s the fun in having to watch out for concussions?
If you’re sure that the space has the right dimensions, you can move on to step two. Ideally, you’ll be able to create a dedicated trampoline game room or rather trampoline bedroom. Plan accordingly.
Empty the room out and start with the walls and the ceilings. You should always have enclosure nets around your trampolines, and padding over the springs. However, in this case, you may be able to use the walls as an enclosure net. We recommend lining the walls and the floors with thick foam materials.
If you’re making a trampoline room for children, you can use foam puzzle pieces. On the other hand, some people might appreciate having the additional protection in the form of vinyl-encased foam mats.
Once your surroundings are appropriately padded, you can bring in the trampolines! In order to make a true indoor trampoline room, you’ll want to cover as much surface area as possible. That’s why square and rectangular trampolines are the best options for this particular project. And if you want to truly personalize it, you can get a custom-made trampoline.
When you finish setting everything up, you can also add a foam cube pit, like the ones they have at trampoline parks. What’s more, you can also throw in some balls, balloons, and mood lighting if you’re creating a playroom for your kids.
After what we’ve just described, we completely understand how anything else can seem disappointing in comparison. However, as long as you have a trampoline, you can make your indoor trampoline room for free.
Obviously, you’ll want to start with a room with a tall ceiling. You can also pad the walls and the floors if you have the budget for it. Then, you’ll want to wash and dry your trampoline, disassemble it, and assemble it inside your home. On the other hand, if you’re going to buy a brand new one, you can essentially pick any trampoline for your room.
It may not be much, but it’s still an indoor trampoline. You can also spruce it up with decorative elements, but they’re not really necessary. After all, you’ve got what you wanted — being able to jump around in any weather. And you can even create a trampoline bedroom in the same way.
The total cost of your trampoline bedroom will depend on the size of the trampoline or trampolines you decide to bring in. For example, a 14-foot circular trampoline with an enclosure net and padding would cost about $300. If you want to use the space more economically, you can get an 11 by 8-foot rectangular trampoline for about the same amount of money. Obviously, bigger trampolines cost more, but these sizes are perfectly reasonable for what you want here.
Additionally, if you want to get some of the other trappings we have mentioned, you can get about 100 foam pit cubes for $130. If you already have a pool, you may not have to spend a dime on the foam pit itself. However, if you don’t have one, you can get it for anywhere between $70 and $150, depending on the size you’re going for.
Finally, if you want to add some of the decorative touches we’ve suggested, those would also somewhat inflate the bill. Still, we predict that this will actually be the cheapest category of products to acquire.
Ultimately, this project doesn’t need to break the bank — as long as you have the trampoline. If you do, you’ll just have to give it a good wash and let it completely dry before bringing it inside. Whether you use it in a trampoline bedroom or as a part of your game room, you’re sure to have fun. Best of all, you won’t even have to wait for warm weather to jump on it!