residential construction costs in Portland Oregon

construction costs in portland oregon

So how do you know what construction costs will look like for every component of your residential homebuilding project? Well, there are average costs that can be reliably used as an estimate of what the job’s construction cost would be. These costs are called “general construction costs.”

Construction costs for residential construction are not the same throughout the country. The prices will vary depending on where you live. It is important to know how much a project will cost so you can plan accordingly and understand everything about the project before work begins. Here we will be examining the general construction costs for Portland, Oregon.

How Much Does a Whole Home Remodel Cost in Portland? (2021 Update)

Homeowners are always asking, how much does a remodel cost? The answer for this depends highly on the scope of the project, and how much or how little work you’re wanting to do. One way of thinking about this is where you might be willing to cut corners to save money, but what are the improvements that give you the biggest bang for your buck? It really depends on you, as a homeowner.

Attached below you’ll find a few average prices for remodeling jobs that are typically included in a whole-house remodel. These are just averages and the actual prices may vary. If you’d like a more accurate price, feel free to reach out to Timurland Construction for a free estimate. We have a long history of creatively remodeling and expanding homes in the Portland, Oregon area.

Each year the Remodeling magazine publishes the Cost vs. Value Report, which provides great estimates for remodeling projects across the country. The following list assumes major remodeling scenarios. A smaller remodel would cost less of course. If you were to add a bathroom with midrange fixtures, remodel the kitchen with lower-priced appliances, add a wooden deck, add a nice front door, and instal vinyl replacement windows this could cost around $160,000-$180,000.

A more high-end remodel including a new upscale master suite, an additional bathroom, kitchen makeover, a nice patio with a cover, a new entryway, and new replacement windows could easily push $450,000.

Standard Master Suite Addition

For a cozy midrange master suite add-on with everything you need, a walk-in closet, and standard double bathroom with a separate tub and shower and double sinks. The average cost for an addition like this typically falls between $140,000-$160,000. 

Upscale Master Suite Addition

A 32-by-20-foot upscale master suite addition would be considerably more luxurious. With the extra space, you’ve got room for a sitting area, fireplace for those cold, windy nights. Although you’ll love the walk-in closet and built-in bar setup, the bathroom is where this project really shines. All the high-end Calacatta marble, if that’s your preference. You’ll feel like you live in a luxury hotel when you soak in the freestanding tub or wind down in the shower. Average costs for upscale master suite additions land somewhere between $275,000-$325,000. 

Bathroom Additions

If your master bedroom is great but the bathroom is not, you may be able to get away with adding a new bathroom. This price point offers a small space designed to meet those basic needs for hygiene in a hurry. A three-piece bathroom includes a stylish but simple tub and shower combination, tile flooring, basic toilet and a single sink.

Retrofitting but not expanding a 35-square-foot bathroom with universal design features would cost about $35,000-$40,000.

Upscale Bathroom Remodel

Expanding an existing bathroom to 100 square feet and using upscale fixtures and finishes costs less than adding an entirely new luxury bathroom. Here, you’ll notice the difference in investment with a separate tub in the flat, freestanding style that is so popular currently. The shower still features ceramic tile, but now it has the full-body sprayers everyone’s talking about. Vanity with stone countertop in a trendy quartz or granite gives you storage and style in one. Average cost:$65,000-$75,000

Major Kitchen Remodel

The type of kitchen remodel you choose depends on what you have and its condition. This project removes everything existing (except plumbing and wiring) and installs new. You’ll get mid-priced cabinetry in a choice of colors and styles. The trendiest European style may cost more. Laminate countertops cover 30 linear feet of space, with a new island for added convenience and function.

If you want something more, you can totally get it for about $125,000-$150,000. Bid that low-end laminate goodbye, in favor of something way more exciting like marble or colored concrete. Everything is designed for the professional chef, from the cooktop to the refrigerator.

Decks and Patios

A 320 square-foot deck in pressure-treated wood or composite gives you a durable, long-wearing surface that sticks to your budget. Take advantage of huge advancements in colors and designs, so you can save your money for other projects.

If you want to add a fully-outfitted outdoor kitchen with patio, plan to pay about three times as much. Average cost: $15,000-$25,000. 

Retaining Walls

If you want to add a mid-sized engineered retaining wall over the height of 5 ft tall and 35 feet in length, plan to pay around: $15,000-$25,000. The taller and longer the wall, results in a higher price. The incline or steepness of the hill is also something to consider. A few other factor include the material being used and engineering plans for the wall. Engineering plans are necessary to make sure the structure is safe to build. The bigger retaining wall projects on a higher incline will cost between $35,000 and $55,000.