Residential Construction Costs

Residential Construction Costs

What can you expect for your new home to cost? This Table will help you determine the expected cost per square foot of your home based on the materials that you select.

Mouse-over the table contents to see illustrations of each item.

 Up to $110
per sq. ft.
$110 to $130
per sq. ft.
$130 to $160
per sq. ft.
$160 & higher
per sq. ft.
Construction ItemABCD
Framing Platform Framing Platform Framing Advanced Framing, SIP's Post & Beam, Timber, Log, SIP's
Siding LP Lap, T1-11 LP Lap Wood, Board and Batt,
Hardi Board, Stucco
Stucco, Real Stone, Brick
Accent Siding None Minimal "Stone" Veneers "Stone" Veneers, Shake Real Stone or Brick
Soffit Open Open or Closed - Soffit Board Closed - Soffit Board Closed - T&G
Roofing 3 Tab Asphalt 3 Tab Asphalt, Metal Architectural Composition, Metal, Shake Slate, Membrane, Masonry, Tile, Shake
Decking 5/4 Sawn Cedar 5/4 Sawn Cedar Urethane, Trex, Concrete Trex, Concrete Slate
Guard Rail Half Wall Half Wall, Wood Aluminum, Glass Panels, Composite, Metal Glass Panels, Metal, Cable Rail
Plumbing Fixtures Fiberglass Units, Brass, Polished Fiberglass, Tile Accents, White, Polished Brass Tile, Slate, Brushed Nichol, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Separate Tub & Shower Marble, Granite, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Separate Tub & Shower
Electrical Finish Basic Basic to Subtle accents Nicer Finishes Very Nice with lots of fixtures
Flooring Carpet, Vinyl Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate Tile, Engineered Wood, Hardwood Tile, Hardwood, Slate, Concrete
Wall Finish Gypsum Orange Peal, Skip Trowel Primer & 1 Coat Paint Gypsum Orange Peal, Skip Trowel Primer & 2 Coat Paint Gypsum Gypsum Orange Peal, Skip Trowel Primer & 2 Coat Paint Minimal Specialty Paint Finish Gypsum Gypsum Orange Peal, Skip Trowel Primer & 2 Coat Paint Lots Specialty Paint Finish
Ceiling Finish Orange Peal, Skip Trowel, Popcorn Gypsum w/ Orange Peal, Skip Trowel Gypsum w/ Orange Peal, Skip Trowel with few wood ceilings Wood Ceilings lots of details
Ceiling Style Flat, Ceiling Height 8' Flat, Cathedral Ceiling Height 8' Tray, Vaulted, Coffered Ceiling Height 9', 10', 12' Tray, Vaulted, Coffered, Barrel, Ceiling Height 9', 10', 12', 14'
Interior Trim MDF, simple profile MDF Wood, Simple Profile Wood
Stairs Basic Detail Minimal Stile Accents Creative Banisters and Rail Systems Curves and Custom Designs
Windows Vinyl Vinyl Vinyl / Aluminum Clad Wood, Wood Clad
Interior Doors Hollow Core Composite Hollow Core Wood Veneer Solid Core Solid Core
Exterior Doors Metal / Fiberglass Fiberglass, Metal Wood Wood
Garage Doors Basic Metal, No Opener Insulated Metal, Fiberglass, Opener Insulated Metal, Carriage Style, Opener Wood or Custom Doors, Opener
Door Hardware Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Polished Nickel, Brushed Nickel, Bronze Plated, Galvanized, Chrome Plated, Antique Finish Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Polished Nickel, Brushed Nickel, Bronze Plated, Galvanized, Chrome Plated, Antique Finish Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Polished Nickel, Brushed Nickel, Bronze Plated, Galvanized, Chrome Plated, Antique Finish Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Polished Nickel, Brushed Nickel, Bronze Plated, Galvanized, Chrome Plated, Antique Finish
Appliances Generic Brand Basic Contractor Grade Basic Stainless Steel Brand Name Stainless Steel, Cabinet Facings
Cabinets Prefabricated Prefabricated Prefabricated, Custom Custom, Site Built
Countertops Laminate Tile Wood, Granite Tile, Slab Granite Slab Granite, Concrete
Fireplace None Prefab Electric, Gas, Pellet, Basic Mantel, Sheetrock Facing Prefab Gas or Wood, Nice Mantel, Masonry Facing Custom Gas or Wood, Custom Mantel, Masonry Facing
Excavation Minimal - Flat Site Mild Minimal Terrain Mild to Difficult Terrain Difficult Terrain
Driveway Asphalt Asphalt, Minimal Concrete Concrete Decorative Concrete, Pavers