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This issue of the Dimension Design-Build-Remodel e-newsletter includes information on…

  • Master Suite Additions
  • HEPA Filter Benefits
  • Project Manager Opening
  • Following us on Social Media
  • Client Feedback
  • Grilled Corn Recipe

How can we help you to improve your home and create spaces that best serve your needs? Contact us at 262-402-6602 or complete our contact form to start the process of enhancing your space.

Designing and Building Master Suite Additions

Your Questions Answered

Master suite additions usually include a master bedroom, a walk-in closet, and an attached bathroom. They are the most requested type of addition that Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc. gets, according to its president and CEO David Kallie, CR, CAPS. Dimension answers your frequently asked questions regarding options, budget range, and the typical timeframe for designing and building master suite additions.

Why are master suite additions popular? Many homeowners believe it improves their quality of life with convenience, privacy, and luxury. “I think it’s because of the old homes in our area—we really didn’t have master suites back in the ’40s and ’50s,” David said. “If homeowners want the comfort and convenience of a master suite in their older home, but they don’t want to lose any of their current space, an addition is the answer.”

What do master suite additions cost? “The cost of an addition is always hard to identify, but it’s probably the number one question we get asked,” he said. There are many factors that affect cost, but David provided a general idea. “For a mid-range master suite addition, the average cost is between $150,000 and $225,000.” If homeowners want a more upscale master suite addition, the average range is $250,000 to $350,000 or more for the project.

A high-end project may include features like a walk-in steam shower plus a bathtub, custom tile work, custom vanities, a tray ceiling in the bedroom, a gas fireplace, and exterior deck space. “Including a full basement would cost more,” said David. “Typically, these additions have a crawlspace application, but it varies based on the customer.”

How long does it take to build a master suite addition? Adding space to a home involves new footings, foundation walls, and more. “For the construction part of the equation, it could be three to four months from the point we put the shovel on the ground to when we’re done,” David said.

There’s more to it than the physical construction, though. It takes time for the designer to sit down with the homeowners and come up with the best solution for what they’re trying to achieve, and to help them pick out materials, colors, fixtures, and more. The design process usually adds an extra 8 to 16 weeks.

“When we get into additions, you have to consider that now we’re going to get the city involved,” he said. “The city has to approve the project, plus most cities today have an architecture control board limiting what we can do.” Oftentimes this board only meets once per month, or less, which can delay a project.

Climate also affects the timeline. “We’re not doing a whole lot of digging in February,” said David. “We must get the frost out of the ground. There can be two or three months where we really can’t start out a project that requires exterior work.”

There also may be a road limit issue, depending on where you live. “We can’t drive heavy dump trucks and cement trucks on certain roads,” David said. These seasonal weight limits help protect the roads but may extend the build process.

When should you call to start a master suite addition? David suggests you should start the process 6 to 12 months ahead of time due to lead times on products, labor availability, and design and permitting time frames.

It’s never too early to start. You can talk with Dimension’s design/build team anytime. Call 262-402-6602 or complete our contact form to set up a meeting and get started on a wonderful master suite addition.

Dimension Inc. Blog

The Benefits of Adding a HEPA Filter to Your HVAC System

Have you given much thought to how healthy your home is? The air quality in your home may aggravate asthma and contribute to allergies. In addition to respiratory conditions, the heart and cardiovascular system can be affected. Adding a HEPA filter to your HVAC system has several benefits, the most important of which is improving your indoor air quality.

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Dimension Seeks Project Manager

Dimension Design, Build, Remodel Inc. is growing quickly and seeking a project manager to join our design/build team!

If you are hardworking, self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong leadership and communication skills, you are the ideal candidate. You must enjoy working alongside the team and thrive in a team environment.

Click here for additional information regarding the opening. Submit your resume and cover letter to

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What Our Customers Say

We love our kitchen! We worked with Dimension Design for over one year before we committed to sign with them. Dave was very patient and worked hard to put my ideas on paper until we were sure about the finished product to our satisfaction. Once the project started Dave and Jim were very accommodating and ready to work with our wishes during the construction period. I do have to say with great sincerity that Jim has been one of the best carpenters I have ever worked with. I would recommend this construction company without hesitation. They did a beautiful job to create our dream kitchen within our budget.

Chris and Alicia, Brookfield

Summer Recipe

Grilled Corn in Husks


  • 4 large ears sweet corn in husks
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Carefully peel back husks from corn to within 1 in. of bottom; remove silk. Soak in cold water for 20 minutes; drain. Pat corn dry. Combine the butter and parsley; spread over corn. Rewrap corn in husks and secure with string.

  2. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat until tender, turning often, 20-25 minutes. Serve with cheese.
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