How Much Does a Home Remodel Cost in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs? [2022]

One of our most frequently asked questions when people call our office is, ''How much does remodeling cost?" This is incredibly difficult to answer because every home is unique, as is the vision and scope of every home project. Because of this, you’ll receive the most accurate quote by scheduling a consultation to discuss project details with your custom home and remodeling contractor. As a preliminary aid to help you prep your pocketbook, however, we’ve created the following guide. Here you’ll find average costs for the most popular home remodeling projects in Chicago, the main factors that influence the cost of your renovation, and neighborhood-specific costs for whole home remodels. 

(If you’re interested in remodeling a particular area of your home, we offer premium guides for kitchen remodeling costs and bathroom remodeling costs by neighborhood. We also provide cost information for additions and basement remodeling projects.)

Remodeling Costs by Type

East North Central U.S. Bathroom Remodel Costs

According to the Remodeling 2021 Cost vs. Value Report, midrange bathroom remodels in the United States East North Central region cost approximately $24,831 and have a 59.8% cost recoup. Upscale bathroom remodels in the same region cost approximately $76,315 and have a 54.9% cost recoup value. (View our premium bathroom remodel cost guide for additional information.)

East North Central U.S. Kitchen Remodel Costs

Again referencing Cost vs. Value, minor midrange kitchen remodels cost $26,798 (with a cost recoup of 69.5%), major midrange kitchen remodels cost $75,789 (with a cost recoup of 55.6%), and major upscale kitchen remodels cost $148,719, with a cost recoup of 53.6%). (View our premium kitchen remodel cost guide for neighborhood-specific information.)

East North Central U.S. Addition Costs

This same report offers regional cost estimates for various types of additions as well. Midrange master suite additions cost approximately $158,816 and offer a cost recoup of 52.3%. Upscale master suite additions cost $325,377 with a cost recoup of 46.4%. Midrange bathroom additions cost $58,145 and offer a cost recoup of 50.7%. Upscale bathroom additions cost $104,860 with a cost recoup of 51.5%. For outdoor deck additions, wood decks are quoted at $17,111 (with a cost recoup of 63.5%), and composite decks are quoted at $22,581 (with a cost recoup of 61.9%). (View our premium addition cost guide for additional information.)

Remodeling Costs by Location

Remodeling costs also vary by neighborhood and city due to the age, size and conditions of the home. In the following list, you'll learn home remodeling cost averages for many of the different neighborhoods and towns in Chicago's northwest suburbs! In today's blog, we are focusing on the price of whole whole home remodels. 

Arlington Heights Home Remodeling Cost

In Arlington Heights neighborhoods like Scarsdale, Stonegate, and Shorewood, the average home value is $361,000 (median year built is 1971), the average household income is $117,000, and whole home remodels range from $100-240k.

Barrington Home Remodeling Cost

In Barrington’s neighborhoods, including North Fox Point, South Fox Point, and Barrington Village, the average home value is $676,000 (median year built is 1976), the average household income is $243,000, and whole home remodels range from $120-300k.

Barrington Hills Home Remodeling Cost

Numbers for Barrington Hills correspond to those listed above for Barrington, except that whole home remodels range from $150-300k.

Buffalo Grove Home Remodeling Cost

In Buffalo Grove, the average home value is $340,000 (median year built is 1982), the average household income is $139,000, and whole home remodels range from $100-240k.

Deer Park Home Remodeling Cost

In Deer Park neighborhoods like Deer Path Estates, the average home value is $569,000 (median year built is 1984), the average household income is $197,000, and whole home remodels range from $120-300k.

Deerfield Home Remodeling Cost

For Deerfield, the average home value is $532,000 (median year built is 1968), the average household income is $197,000, and whole home remodels range from $150-320k.

Glencoe Home Remodeling Cost

In Glencoe, the average home value is $922,000 (median year built is 1954), the average household income is $358,000, and whole home remodels range from $190-350k.

Glenview Home Remodeling Cost

Neighborhoods like The Glen in Glenview have an average home value of $533,000 (median year built is 1974), the average household income is $163,000, and whole home remodels range from $150-250k.

Hawthorn Woods Home Remodeling Cost

In Hawthorn Woods, the average home value is $587,000 (median year built is 1991), the average household income is $208,000, and whole home remodels range from $150-300k.

Inverness Home Remodeling Cost

In areas like the Shires of Inverness, the average home value is $631,000 (median year built is 1982), the average household income is $234,000, and whole home remodels range from $130-300k.

Kildeer Home Remodeling Cost

The average home value in Kildeer is $628,000 (median year built is 1987), the average household income is $239,000, and whole home remodels range from $120-300k.

Lake Barrington Home Remodeling Cost

Neighborhoods like Lake Barrington Shores have an average home value of $446,000 (median year built is 1982), the average household income is $108,000, and whole home remodels range from $120-240k.

Lincolnshire Home Remodeling Cost

For Lincolnshire, the average home value is $577,000 (median year built is 1992), the average household income is $169,000, and whole home remodels range from $150-250k.

Long Grove Home Remodeling Cost

In Long Grove neighborhoods like Royal Melbourne, the average home value is $655,000 (median year built is 1989), the average household income is $263,000, and whole home remodels range from $120-300k.

Mount Prospect Home Remodeling Cost

For Mount Prospect, the average home value is $333,000 (median year built is 1967), the average household income is $98,000, and whole home remodels range from $100-240k.

North Barrington Home Remodeling Cost

North Barrington neighborhoods like Wynstone and Timberlake have an average home value of $681,000 (median year built is 1984), the average household income is $227,000, and whole home remodels range from $150-300k.

Northbrook Home Remodeling Cost

In Northbrook, the average home value is $577,000 (median year built is 1973), the average household income is $171,000, and whole home remodels range from $150-280k.

Northfield Home Remodeling Cost

In Northfield, the average home value is $642,000 (median year built is 1963), the average household income is $190,000, and whole home remodels range from $150-320k.

Palatine Home Remodeling Cost

In the neighborhoods of Palatine, including Plum Grove Estates and Auburn Woods, the average home value is $279,000 (median year built is 1977), the average household income is $103,000, and whole home remodels range from $100-240k.

Prospect Heights Home Remodeling Cost

For Prospect Heights, the average home value is (median year built is ), the average household income is $123,000, and whole home remodels range from $100-240k.

Riverwoods Home Remodeling Cost

In Riverwoods, the average home value is $720,000 (median year built is 1981), the average household income is $253,000, and whole home remodels range from $150-320k.

South Barrington Home Remodeling Cost

For South Barrington, the average home value is $796,000 (median year built is 1989), the average household income is $199,000, and whole home remodels range from $160-320k.

Factors that Influence the Cost of Your Remodel

Location

We already mentioned above that the neighborhood in which you live plays into the cost of your remodel. It’s important to further note that your cost will likely increase if your home is in a location that is difficult to access when transporting home renovation tools and materials.   

Size 

It goes without saying that the size of your remodel also plays into its cost. For example, remodeling a kitchen that is 150 square feet will be less expensive than remodeling a kitchen that is 250 square feet. Much of the price difference in this scenario has to do with the cost of materials, since scaling up kitchen cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile backsplash, etc. can significantly add to a budget. This same concept is applicable throughout the house. 

When we talk about how the size of a remodel impacts its cost, it’s also important to consider that renovating or adding on a space with vaulted ceilings makes a project more expensive than renovating or adding on a space with standard ceiling heights. 

Scope 

The scope of your renovation also impacts your overall price. While renovating your whole house is more expensive than renovating just the heart of your home, it’s also true that the type of renovation impacts your price. For example, if you only want to replace flooring and update old fixtures, your cost will be less than if you want to update all features and add custom carpentry.

Materials and Finishes 

The materials and finishes you choose also influence your renovation cost. For example, if you choose to add hardwood ash flooring, your cost per square foot might range between $7 to $18, whereas if you choose hickory hardwood flooring, your cost per square foot might be approximately $3 to $6. This same principle would apply to other areas of your house as well, such as Breccia Oniciata kitchen countertops ($180 - $200 per square foot) versus butcher block kitchen countertops ($39.87 - $56.30 per square foot)

Likewise, the number and the complexity of custom finishes affect your renovation expenditures. One of the advantages of working with a design-build company is that you have the ability to feature unique designs and quality craftsmanship, but bear in mind that the more custom finishes you seek to implement, the higher your cost will be. 

Architecture 

This principle applies to architectural features as well as smaller finishes. If you opt for unusual architectural features, your builder will need to ensure that all structural considerations are properly engineered, whereas standard construction choices make building easier, faster, and less expensive.

Timeline

Some homeowners want an expedited timeline for project completion. This also adds expenses since it requires your builder to prioritize projects in accordance with your needs. Working with a more flexible timeline may, in certain circumstances, help to reduce renovation costs.

Conclusion

If you found these average costs for remodeling helpful, you may be interested in viewing average kitchen and bathroom remodeling costs by neighborhood, as well as addition costs and basement remodel costs. We invite you to download our premium cost guides below to see more helpful information on how much a home remodel costs in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs!

This article uses data from the most recent Remodeling Cost vs. Value report which pulls averages from 2020. Due to unprecedented market volatility and supply chain irregularities last year, residential construction prices in Chicago have increased up to 25% for some projects. Have a discussion with an experienced builder to know the most accurate and up-to-date building cost estimates. Now it's more important than ever to hire a professional contractor with longstanding supply and labor relationships.

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Written By Katie Finn