Home Remodeling Cost | 2023 Pricing Guide

Pricing Guide

2024 Home Remodeling Cost

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How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen, bathroom or basement in 2024?

Most Wisconsin homeowners don’t know what it costs to remodel a room in their home because it’s not a frequent purchase. You might only remodel once or twice in your life. Maybe you’ve watched HGTV shows about remodeling. The problem is that these shows are not a realistic portrayal of cost or timeline.

We will help you understand how much home remodeling costs in the Milwaukee and Waukesha area.

What affects the remodeling cost?

  • Size of the project
  • Age of your home
  • Materials (level of finishes)
  • Complexity (same layout or moving walls)
  • Cost to construct

Where Money Is Spent In Home Remodeling

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Keep in mind that as you go through the process, the scope of your project may expand. For example, a kitchen remodel may expand into the dining room or adjoining rooms. Your designer will help point things out along the way.

Our Design-Build Process

To understand how we price a project, it helps to first understand our design-build-remodel process.

Kowalske Kitchen & Bath is a design-build-remodel company. This means that we provide the design AND construction services, all under one roof. Other companies may only provide a portion of the work. We have designers (with degrees in interior design/architecture) and support staff, to ensure that your project runs smoothly. Working with us from start to finish can simplify the process for you.

Our Services:


Design Coordination

  • Educating you about the remodeling process
  • Measuring your space
  • Creating a functional design that meets your needs & style of the home
  • Creating floor plan drawings
  • Creating 3D renderings
  • Providing a project estimate
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Project Development

  • Assisting you with final selection of materials: cabinetry, counters, flooring, plumbing fixtures, lighting, hardware, etc.
  • Home walk-through with the project team
  • Ordering materials: cabinetry, counters, flooring, lighting, fixtures, hardware, lumber, drywall, paint, trim, etc.


  • Providing a dedicated Project Manager to oversee the project
  • Providing you with an online calendar
  • Obtaining permits
  • Executing work: demo, framing, drywall, installation, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, tile, painting, carpentry, etc.

Is Design-Build Right For You?

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Team Effort

Are you looking for a cohesive team? Work with one team from design through construction. By analyzing your project closely during the design and planning stage, we try to avoid any additional expenses and keep the project on track. We visit your home with our design team, electrician, plumber, etc. to review the plans and discuss the project.

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Space Design – Flow, Function & Style

Do you want a designer who guides you through the process to design a space with functionality and cohesive style? With Kowalske, you’ll have an experienced designer that works on your project from start to finish. Your designer will help you plan your space for the best design for flow, function, storage, and style to match your home. Your designer will show you drawings and 3D renderings of your space to envision the final look and feel.

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Material Selections

Do you want a simple and easy selection process? Or would you rather run around town searching for counters and tile? At your appointment in the Kowalske showroom, we present numerous options for your project. We coach you through the material selection process for your project, including cabinetry, counters, flooring, tile, fixtures, hardware and lighting. We source and buy from a wide variety of high-quality vendors. Our goal is to provide you with durable products and exclusive lines.

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Ordering Materials

Do you have time to order all the materials for your project? (We didn’t think so.) At Kowalske, we have a dedicated production team that orders and tracks the materials. We ensure that items are available BEFORE your project begins. Our team knows the importance of finishing a job on time so we don’t start a job until all materials are available.

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Project Management

Are you looking for a smooth construction process that finishes on time? A Project Manager will oversee your project and is available for questions. We coordinate the day-to-day work, including the demo, framing, drywall, plumbing, electrical, tiling and carpentry. Licensed contractors will complete all the work. You’ll have access to an online schedule to see what is happening each week and the peace of mind knowing all the details and quality of work are overseen.

Detailed Remodeling Cost Estimate

When we estimate the cost of your project, we provide you with a three-column Budget Analysis with options that we classify as: good, better and best. This three-column Budget Analysis will allow you the flexibility to determine an investment amount you are comfortable with and show you how the money is being allocated to each portion of the project.

Home Remodeling Cost Overview

Materials and labor costs continue to increase as the demand for construction and remodeling continues. 

Here are our 2024 estimated remodeling costs by project type*:

Shower Only$20,000+
Kitchen Countertops, Backsplash, Sink & Faucet$20,000+
Bathroom – Hallway$35,000+
Bathroom – Primary (Shower & Bathtub)+$75,000 – $200,000
Basement$100,000 – $500,000
Kitchen$100,000 – $500,000
First Floor Remodel**$250,000 – $1,000,000
Whole Home Remodel**$500,000 – $4,000,000
Addition**$400,000 – $4,000,000

* The ranges listed above are the typical costs for a project with Kowalske Kitchen & Bath. Most of our projects are greater than the minimum costs. Our typical client chooses to upgrade materials and scope beyond basic materials/scope. 

+A primary bathroom is typically larger and more costly than a hallway bathroom and usually includes BOTH a shower and freestanding tub.

We are a design-build company, so our projects include the design, materials, a dedicated project manager, permits and labor. Project estimates do not include the costs for appliances, furniture or décor. Each project is unique and the cost depends on size, age of home, level of finish and complexity.

**Large home remodeling projects, can range anywhere from $250,000 to $4 million. The work we do is custom, so every project is unique.

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Now is a perfect time to start planning your home remodeling project.

Shower Remodel Cost

Wauwatosa Shower

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  • Features: Tiled Shower, Acrylic Bathtub, Kohler Fixtures, Glass Shower Door & Storage Niche
  • Range: $20,000+

Full Bathroom Remodel Cost

A full bathroom remodel typically includes a bathtub or shower and a vanity with one sink.

Oconomowoc Hallway Bathroom

  • Features: Custom Cabinets, Walk-In Shower, Wood Shower Door Panels, Kohler Plumbing Fixtures, Tiled Floor, Tiled Shower, Heated Floors, Shiplap, Trim & Lighting
  • Cost Range: $56,000 – $70,000
  • Learn More about this Oconomowoc Hallway Bathroom

Primary Bathroom Remodeling Cost

A primary bathroom is typically larger than a hallway bathroom and usually includes BOTH a shower and freestanding tub.

Brookfield Primary Bathroom

  • Features: Porcelain Tile Floor & Shower, Custom Cabinets, Cambria Quartz Counters, Glass Shower Door, Whirlpool Tub, Kohler Fixtures, Lighting & Glass Hardware
  • Cost Range: $80,000 – $90,000
  • Learn more about this Brookfield Bathroom Remodel

Oconomowoc Primary Bathroom

  • Features: Custom Cabinets, Cambria Quartz Counters, Plumbing Fixtures, Porcelain Tiled Floor & Shower, Glass Shower Door, Clawfoot Tub, Heated Floors, Shiplap, Lighting & Hardware
  • Cost Range: $110,000 – $125,000
  • Learn more about this Bathroom Remodel – Oconomowoc

Kitchen Remodeling Cost

The cost to remodel your kitchen is most affected by the size of your space.

Bungalow Kitchen

  • Features: Semi-Custom Cabinets, Quartz Counters, Farmhouse Sink, Kohler Faucet, Custom Floating Shelves, Matte Black Hardware, Refinished Hardwood Flooring
  • Cost Range: $100,000 – $115,000
  • Learn more about this Bungalow Kitchen Remodel

Lake House Kitchen

  • Features: Custom Cabinets & Hood, Cambria Quartz Counters, Butcherblock Counters, Plumbing Fixtures, Tile Backsplash, Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Pantry, Beverage Station, Windows, Trim & Hardware
  • Cost Range: $175,000 – $200,000
  • Learn more about this Lake House Kitchen

Basement Remodeling Cost

The cost to remodel an unfinished basement is most affected by the size of your space. Basement costs typically include framing, insulation, drywall, ceilings, lighting, plumbing and more.

Hartland Basement

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  • Remodel Included: Living Room, Entertainment Space, Kitchenette/Bar & Full Bathroom
  • Features:  Semi Custom Cabinetry, Quartz Counters, Kohler Fixtures, Sliding Barnwood Door, Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring, Carpeting, Walk-In Shower, Staircase Reconfiguration, Lighting & Barnwood Accents
  • Cost Range: $110,000 – $130,000
  • Learn more about this Modern Rustic Basement

Start Your Remodeling Project

Now is a perfect time to start planning your exciting home remodeling project. At Kowalske Kitchen & Bath, we are design-build contractors that have perfected a hassle-free formula. We manage every step of the renovation process. See the hottest kitchen and bath design trends in our state-of-the-art showroom in Delafield, WI today. To speak to an award-winning design expert about your home improvement project, schedule a consultation today!

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