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Everything Should Know About Installing a Home Bowling Alley




A home bowling alley can be a great new addition to your home if you love the game of bowling: you can entertain friends and family on the weekends or practice your bowling skills in your spare time. But installing a home bowling alley isn’t easy. For one it’s expensive, costing anywhere from a few thousand to a few hundred thousand dollars depending on the number of lanes and the level of customization chosen. Also, you’ll need the help of an expert to guide you through the process from design to installation, and experts can also assist you with maintenance. If you’re planning to install a home bowling alley but you don’t know much about the process, costs, or space requirements, read on.

The Process:

This simple Infographic explains the steps involved in installing a home bowling alley. The interior designer involved in the project has to send us floor plans for suggestions about essentials, such as lighting, storage, equipment, electrical, etc. At Fusion Bowling, we review floor plans for free, even for clients who do not hire us for the installation process. The next steps are choosing the right equipment and making an initial payment to get things started. You will then have to choose lane-color patterns, capping colors, balls, and pin designs. The next phase involves constructing the bowling lane; this step includes rough framing and examining electrical infrastructures. The equipment is then shipped to the location and installed. The installation could take a week or two depending on the number of lanes chosen. The installation engineers will then explain how operation and maintenance work. That’s it! From start to end, the entire process takes less than a month!

The Equipment:

If you’re serious about owning the best home bowling alley, it’s important to not compromise on equipment quality. Here’s some equipment that’s needed: bowling lanes, pinsetters, a scoring system, a scoring monitor, lane panels, bowling pins, a phase converter, under-lane structures, monitor mounts, and more. And if you’re planning to customize the place, nightclub fixtures like UV lights are a great idea. At Fusion Bowling, we make sure all our equipment is commercial-grade and reputed for its durability.

Storage and Maintenance:

If you install a home bowling alley, you’re going to need a place that’s dedicated to storing balls, shoes, and other bowling accessories. You could either choose built-in shelves, a locker, or cubbyholes for effective storage. If you’re not sure about storage, here’s a link that might help you.

How Much Does a Bowling Alley Cost:

As we said earlier, a lot depends on the number of lanes you choose, and the level of customization preferred. A typical one-lane, no-fuss alley will cost you around $95,000. A state-of-the-art, 4-lane alley could set you back about $295,500. The latter includes bowling shoes, lighting, and maintenance kits. These prices include labor and training costs.