Building a home bowling alley can be a dream come true for many homeowners. Imagine, a place where friends and family can get together to have a little fun and get a little exercise without leaving the house. Building a home bowling alley is also a little different than building a bowling alley for commercial use, so use the resources in this guide to educate yourself and ensure your project runs smoothly.
Home bowling alleys are increasingly popular and building a bowling alley in your house is not as difficult as you might think, if you have the right partner. Striker Bowling Solutions has installed more bowling lanes than any other company in Canada and is an exclusive capital agent of industry-leader Brunswick Bowling.
On this page you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions our clients have when considering building a home bowling alley. When you’re ready to talk specifics about your project, contact us and we’ll walk you through the process and answer all your questions.
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Cost of a Home Bowling Alley
What’s the cost of a bowling lane in your house? The average cost is approximately $160,000 for two lanes. The final cost of building a bowling lane in your house will depend on a number of factors, including the type of lane, the number of lanes you want, your location, type of building, and what options you choose, but you can ballpark your project costs using this price. Explore the articles below for more details on the cost of a home bowling alley
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Bowling Lane
Space Required for a Bowling Alley in Your House
A traditional bowling lane requires a length of 100’, which includes space for the lane, the pinsetter, approach, and seating area. The width will depend on how many lanes you install. Non-traditional options can save you more than 50’ in length by installing something like Brunswick’s Epicenter or DuckPin Social. An ideal ceiling height should be 10-feet or greater. We can work with less, but some consulting is required.
Home Bowling Alley Equipment
When building a home bowling alley you have some necessities and some optional equipment. Your essentials include the lanes, a pinsetter, ball return, gutters, pins, balls, and scoring. You can also add furniture (arguably an essential) and upgrades on lighting, lane design/materials, masking units, shoes, and much more.
The most important step in deciding whether or not to install bowling lanes in your house is planning. This is where you’ll figure out exactly what you need to deliver the experience you’re looking for. Contact us when you’re ready to start planning and we can use our experience to make sure you’re asking the right questions and equip you with the information to make an informed decision.
Planning Your Indoor Bowling Lane (coming soon)
What Equipment Will You Need for a Home Bowling Alley? (coming soon)