Bay Area Residential Design & Construction Costs

Examples Based on Recent Projects In San Francisco, CA

You can read more about our process here or contact us with questions!


 

Build

  • Assume $500-$700 a square foot of remodeled space from lower end to higher end. Jobs that involve structural work will cost more per square foot.

  • Note: Jobs that involve digging/excavation can cost considerably more per square foot, depending on how deep we need to dig, the type of soil and existing foundation.


Design

  • Our fees are 12%-15% of construction costs depending on complexity of permitting and level of design help needed.  


Examples

  • 200 sf full kitchen remodel with partial wall removal, all interior work.

    Build $110,000 - $150,000 | Design $16,000 - $20,000

  • 55 sf full bathroom remodel with plumbing relocation, all interior work.

    Build $65,000 - $80,000 | Design $7,500 - $8,500

  • 500 sf basement master suite remodel, minor exterior changes.

    Build $300,000 - $400,000 | Design $40,000 - $58,000

  • Add a 300 sf ADU in the garage / ground floor area, no exterior changes.

    Build $175,000 - $250,000 | Design $27,000 - $37,000

  • 750 sf attic remodel / vertical addition / new floor, exterior changes.

    Build $450,000 - $550,000 | Design $65,000 - $80,000

  • 2000 sf whole home remodel, minor exterior changes.

    Build $750,000 - $1.4 million | Design $105,000 - $185,000


NOTES

When you’re planning your project, keep in mind that your project budget & schedule will be impacted by permits & historical regulations.

(We are currently working on a blog series on that subject and will share helpful details soon!)

You can also contact us with any questions and we are happy to provide more information.