How Much Does it Cost to Build a Bowling Lane in Your Home?

There are a number of factors you need to consider to get an accurate price on installing a bowling lane in your house. This is why initial planning is so critical, but we’re going to give you an idea of the cost and some of the elements you need to consider.

A typical cost to install a pair of lanes in your home is around $160,000. That would include your lanes, pinsetters, ball return system, scoring & operating system, design consultation, installation, and training.

There are a lot of factors that could influence that cost, including shipping distance, site challenges and logistics, and your choices for finishes, furniture, and upgrades.

During the planning process, we’ll work with you to choose things like:

  • The type and size of lane
  • Lane surface material and colour
  • Scoring and monitors
  • Type of pinsetter and ball return
  • Furniture
  • Lane accessories like lighting and bumpers
  • Pins and balls
  • Shoes

Once you decide on all of that, it becomes much easier to provide you with a more precise price to build a bowling lane in your home.

The number of lanes is also going to play a significant role in your final cost. If you decide on four lanes instead of two, your costs won’t double because a lot of the cost is in setup and logistics, but that also means you won’t cut your costs in half if you choose to install only one lane.

You may save roughly 17-18% by installing only one bowling lane in your house instead of two; while doubling the number of lanes you install may only increase your price by about 70%, all things being equal. Again, these are just estimates and depend a lot on your choices and location.

At Striker Bowling, we’ve been involved in over 400 projects across Canada, large and small. Our residential bowling planning process had been developed from this experience and we’ll equip you to make the best decision based on your goals and budget.

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