How to Estimate Construction Costs for a New Home in Colorado

How Much Does it Cost to Build a House in Colorado

Stone veneer bases support the tapered columns fronting this Craftsman-style bungalow home plan. Inside, the living room links to the dining room, which is open to a sunny nook and kitchen. A cozy window seat nestles into an alcove in the nook. Owners’ suite amenities include a walk-in closet and spa tub.

Total Living Area: 2222 square feet.

1st Floor: 1700 square feet.

2nd Floor: 522 square feet.

Garage: 480 square feet.

Plan Width: 50' 0". Plan

Depth: 67' 0".

Floors: 2.

Garage: 2 car.

Bedrooms: 3. Baths: 2. Half Baths: 1


The Markham - Plan #30-575 - Associated Designs, Inc.



To estimate cost, I'll use the cost estimating software using average quality and an unfinished basement foundation of 1,700 sq ft.



Using this "shape" on the "cost to build" calculator, for the Boulder CO area, I came up with $258,941 for an owner/builder.

That’s an approximate cost of $116 per sq. ft. (Based on 2,222 sq. ft of living area)

I determined this amount by deducting the General Contractor’s Markup, equipment rental, and allowed only $2,000 for insurance.

You should 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.

Carl Heldmann