32550 Dixon St. Dowagiac, MI 49047

Southwestern Michigan

Basement Remodeling

Basement remodeling refers to the process of transforming an unfinished or underutilized basement space into a functional and livable area within a home. Basements are often used for storage or utility purposes, but through remodeling, they can be converted into various types of living spaces to meet the specific needs and preferences of the homeowner.

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Different kind of lifestyle

Welcome to Your Dream Home

At Gatz Construction, we take great pride in bringing your dream home to life, precisely tailored to your ideal specifications. 

Our process begins with a collaborative approach, where we sit down with you to understand your vision, lifestyle, and preferences. From there, our team of skilled architects and designers work closely with you to translate your ideas into detailed plans, ensuring that every aspect of your dream home is meticulously crafted to perfection. We offer an array of design options, from architectural styles to interior finishes, allowing you to make personalized choices that reflect your unique taste.

Throughout the process of basement remodeling, our adept builders and craftsmen demonstrate unwavering dedication to precision. We prioritize the use of premium materials and embrace cutting-edge construction techniques to transform your basement into a space of exceptional allure and strength. Transparent communication and regular updates are integral aspects of our approach, ensuring your ongoing engagement throughout the journey. Entrusting us with your basement’s revitalization means that each detail will be meticulously executed with the highest level of care, unyielding devotion, and an unwavering commitment to surpassing your aspirations. Our steadfast pursuit of excellence underscores every effort, resulting in a basement that not only amplifies your living space but also elevates the aesthetic and practical value of your home. Your contentment is our ultimate ambition, and it’s our privilege to contribute to a sanctuary that resonates profoundly with you and your cherished family.

Quality Life for You and Your Family

Aspects of
a Basement

A basement remodel is a multifaceted endeavor that unlocks the hidden potential of your home’s lower level. This transformation involves a careful orchestration of various aspects, starting with a thoughtful design that maximizes both functionality and aesthetics. From enhancing structural integrity to implementing proper insulation and lighting solutions, every detail is meticulously considered to create a comfortable and inviting space. Our skilled professionals collaborate closely with you to understand your unique vision and needs, ensuring that the finished basement seamlessly aligns with your lifestyle. Whether you’re envisioning a cozy family retreat, a home theater, or an additional living area, the basement remodel process encompasses efficient space planning, premium material selection, and expert craftsmanship. Our commitment to transparency keeps you informed throughout the journey, resulting in a rejuvenated basement that not only enhances your home’s value but also provides a new haven for relaxation, entertainment, and cherished memories.

Moisture Control

Ensuring proper waterproofing and moisture control to prevent issues like mold and water damage.

Insulation and Heating

Adequately insulating the basement to maintain comfortable temperatures and energy efficiency.

Ceiling Height

Assessing the ceiling height and potential obstacles to accommodate the intended use of the space.

Egress Requirements

Complying with local building codes regarding egress windows or doors for safety and emergency exits.


Providing proper ventilation to maintain good air quality in the basement.


Incorporating sufficient lighting to brighten the space and avoid a dark, gloomy atmosphere.

Permits and Regulations

Obtaining any necessary permits and adhering to local building regulations and codes.

Quality Life for You and Your Family

Have Any Questions?

Basement remodeling involves transforming an underutilized or unfinished basement space into a functional and livable area, such as a family room, home office, gym, or entertainment space.

Basement remodeling adds valuable living space to your home, increases property value, and provides a versatile area for various activities.

In most cases, yes. However, factors like moisture control, ceiling height, and local building codes can influence the feasibility of a basement remodeling project.

The timeline varies based on the scope and complexity of the project. On average, a basement remodel can take a few weeks to a few months.

Basements can be transformed into family rooms, home theaters, game rooms, guest suites, home offices, gyms, playrooms, and more.

Yes, permits are often required for basement remodeling to ensure compliance with local building codes and safety regulations.

We take proper moisture control and waterproofing measures, including sealing cracks, installing proper drainage, and using moisture-resistant materials.

Yes, our team of designers can work with you to create a layout that maximizes the functionality and aesthetics of your remodeled basement.

Yes, we can explore options for adding windows, window wells, or improving lighting to enhance the basement’s ambiance.

The impact on ceiling height depends on the project’s design. We strive to optimize the available space while maintaining a comfortable ceiling height.

Contact us to schedule a consultation. We’ll discuss your vision, assess the space, and provide recommendations and a project estimate.

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Michigan Natives

Gatz Construction is based out of Dowagiac Michigan. We are not a out-of-town builder with no understanding of the area we build in. We take pride in being from Michigan and look to provide quality homes.

A Custom Home Builder You Can Trust

As a custom home builder with over 35 years of experience, we have built a solid reputation for delivering exceptional craftsmanship and personalized services to our clients. Our longevity in the industry speaks volumes about our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Throughout the years, we have honed our skills, expertise, and attention to detail, ensuring that every custom home we create is a true reflection of our clients’ dreams and aspirations. Our team of dedicated professionals takes the time to listen to our clients’ needs, collaborating closely with them throughout the entire process, from design conceptualization to final construction. We take immense pride in our ability to bring visions to life, creating bespoke homes that stand the test of time. When you choose us as your custom home builder, you can trust that your project will be handled with care, precision, and a passion for excellence, resulting in a home that exceeds your expectations and becomes a cherished space for generations to come.

What are you waiting for?

Basement remodeling can significantly increase the livable space of a home and add value to the property. It is essential to work with experienced contractors and designers to plan and execute the project properly, ensuring that the remodeled basement meets the homeowner’s vision and is a functional and enjoyable addition to the home.