Building a home bowling alley is an effective way to add an all-season entertainment venue to your home. Since bowling is an indoor sport, it can be played during rain or snow, day or night. And bowling is physical enough to provide moderate exercise while still being inclusive for children or adults, male or female to play together. It’s a great social catalyst. There’s just something about throwing a heavy object and watching stuff get knocked down that is therapeutic. It brightens our mood, induces conversation, and helps people bond.
Fusion Bowling is the #1 installer of in-home bowling alleys in the US. We are here to help you plan the layout of your bowling/entertainment room, plan your construction budget by showing you the average home bowling alley cost for our three equipment packages, and most importantly, sell and install the very best commercial bowling equipment available.
I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I simply need to get an idea of how much something costs, and I’m forced to make a phone call and talk to a pushy salesperson. Fusion Bowling doesn’t play that game. We actually publish our pricing for the world to see. Click over to our pricing page to answer the question, “How much does a home bowling alley cost?”
We try to make our in-home bowling alley pricing as fair, all-inclusive, and straight forward as possible. The prices are consistent regardless of who the customer is. In other words, we don’t jack up the price when we discover that the homeowner is a movie star or professional athlete.
There are three packages to choose from, each with an increasing amount of upgrades and customizations. The “Plain Jane” package is the most affordable, but only includes the essentials. The “Mr Popular” package is our best seller and includes the most commonly requested combination of options. The “Rock Star” package is for folks who want it all — the most customization and all the bells & whistles.
The cost of every home bowling alley package we sell includes architectural plan review, pre-installation site visits during construction of the home, help in selection of colors and upgrades, high-end commercial-grade equipment from Brunswick, delivery to your home, installation labor, and training. The price of a home bowling alley is easily calculated, but your return on investment in the form of joy-filled memories with friends and family is a little harder to quantify! 😊
The ideal size room for a home bowling alley is about 100 feet long. For a regulation size lane, the bowling equipment requires 88 feet, but most people also want to have a seating area in front of the bowling lane, which is usually around 12 feet long, which results in a nice round number of 100 total feet for the entire room. The bowling equipment itself consists of the approach (where the bowler walks), the lane (where the ball rolls), the pinsetter machine, and a service aisle (a space between the pinsetter machine and the back wall)… those four elements add up to the 88 feet. Check our bowling alley design resources page for more detailed information, including our Pre-Construction Guide PDF.
If you don’t have enough space for a 100-foot long home bowling alley room, you could save some space by placing your seating area to the side of the approach (instead of in front of the approach). If you don’t need a full, regulation size bowling alley in your home, then we could cut and splice the lane materials to shorten the bowling alley some. The approach could be shortened by up to 6 feet, and the lane (between the foul line and the pins) could, in theory, be reduced to almost zero. How short is too short for a bowling lane? That’s up to you! We’re more than happy to help you think through the pros and cons of the layout of your home bowling alley room. Call 904-701-2695 or email email@example.com for a friendly chat.
A full-blown commercial-grade, regulation-size bowling alley in your home involves a large amount of very specialized equipment. It’s not really a project that a DIY handy man could conquer. For a pair of lanes (the most common configuration in homes), all of the bowling equipment weighs about 18,000 pounds, and consists of thousands of parts, and the installation work requires specialized tools and skills.
If you are planning on designing and building a new home, get Fusion Bowling involved early so that we can talk to your architect and review your home plans. We will communicate with the builder, architect, interior designer, audio/video consultant, electrician, homeowner, and any other pertinent parties to ensure your home bowling alley will be a successful completed project. If you have an existing home with a long room into which you’d like to retrofit a bowling alley, we can help you with that as well.
Fusion Bowling’s role in your home bowling alley project is to handle everything related to the bowling equipment. It’s our job to assemble all of the necessary bowling alley equipment and materials, deliver them to the construction site, install them, and then train you on how to use them. If you’d like to see an infographic depicting milestones and the sequence of events, take a look at our bowling alley installation process page. If you're ready to get the ball rolling, call 904-701-2695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to answer your questions.