Cost to Build a Home in Wisconsin

How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Wisconsin

Here's an appealing 3 bedroom ranch with attractive front dormers from houseplansandmore.com.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 baths
  • 2-car front entry garage
  • Total Square Feet: 1642

To estimate the cost, I'll use the FREE cost to build calculator on houseplansandmore.com.

This is an absolutely amazing feature for a Home Plan Web Site!

All you have to do to use this "cost to build calculator", is plug in the zip code where you plan to build. Check it out!

I compared the results to the “Cost to Build Calculator” on my “Getting Started” page and they were almost the same, depending on which “quality class” for each category I selected.

The cost to build is a little on the high side with either cost to build calculator, but that’s what you want in preliminary estimating.

Wouldn't you rather be pleasantly surprised if after getting actual contractor bids and building material bids, the actual cost to build comes in lower?

Home Plan # 592-001D-0034

So, using the  houseplansandmore.com calculator for the Appleton, WI area, Zip code 54911, a cost to build of $180,620 was determined

That’s an approximate cost of $110 per sq. ft.

Remember, it may cost more to build a one story house than a two story house of the same size and quality.

As I point out in Reading House Plans, a two-story home with the same square footage as a one-story has half the roofing costs and half the foundation costs. There are also economies in plumbing and heating in two stories.

You should also keep in mind that the cost to build for this example, or any house plan, can vary considerably depending quality of materials selected, and on actual bids for labor and material.

Until you actually start getting bids and entering them into your own spreadsheet (see my spreadsheet page for FREE spreadsheets), any estimate will remain approximate.

Carl Heldmann