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Cost to Build Ranch House plans With Basement in Kansas

How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Kansas

Carl, Your web site is jam packed with information.

My wife and I are considering building a new home here in Wichita.

There are several areas that we have contacted and they are willing to let us to be our own General Contractor.

I worked in the construction business ten yrs ago, but am looking for some insight as to what you think a 2000 sq foot home, 3bdrm, 2.5 bath, 3car garage, 7-9 pitch, nothing too crazy, simple ranch would run sq ft wise.

Your input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Bradley

Hi Bradley,

I'll use my resource #5 on "Getting Started" on

Using this foundation shape on the cost estimating software to estimate the cost to build this house from, for the Wichita KS area, I came up with an approximate cost of $266,912 including a General Contractor markup of $33,572. # 592-051D-0033

  • 3 bedroom
  • 2.5 bath
  • Total Square Feet: 2196
  • 3-car Front entry garage
  • Footprint: 73ft. x 58ft. 8in.
  • Standard Foundation: Basement
  • Exterior Stud Type: 2x6
  • 1st Floor Square Feet: 2196
  • Full Unfinished Basement
  • Central Heat/AC
  • 1 fireplace
  • Screen Porch 310 sq ft

Note: The cost per sq. ft. goes up a quite a bit with any ranch (one level) design, as well as with a large full basement, steep roof pitch, oversize garage and a large screened porch.

But until you actually start getting bids and entering them into your own spreadsheet (see my spreadsheet page for FREE spreadsheets), any cost to build a new house estimate will always be approximate.

Everyone should keep in mind that the estimated 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.

Important Notice: Use the free estimating software to update this 2016 estimate to see if the cost has changed. You can also experiment with different building quality inputs that affect the cost to build.

Good luck, Carl Heldmann