August 2010Volume 2, Issue 3   

 Before and After Project of the Month!

This month we wanted to showcase one of our recently completed projects: a laundry room / powder room remodel in a beautiful Saratoga home. Our client's old laundry room was small, dark, and disconnected from the rest of the house. They wanted to create a more usable space that was easily accessible, contained more custom storage space, and had more natural light. To best meet their needs, we completely redesigned and reconfigured the laundry room, moving the entrance to a better location off the kitchen. Custom cabinets created a large amount of great storage space, and the bay window combined with tubular skylights let in an abundance of soothing natural light.

Ask The Expert
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Daniel Mackey Construction wants your Remodeling/Green Building/Home Maintenance questions - or any other questions related to our industry you can think of! And we want to give you free movie passes to take your sweetie out on a date! (You are on your own for dinner, though!) In our new "Ask The Expert" column, we will choose one question to answer in our monthly newsletter, and if you spot your question, write to us or call us at (408) 274-6060 and you win! We will mail you out two movie passes right away! We are accepting questions now, so don't delay!

 Green Remodeling FAQs

Daniel Mackey Construction completes all jobs using Green Remodeling techniques in order to provide the healthiest, most comfortable environment possible for our clients. But what exactly is Green Remodeling, and why is it important to a homeowner? Here are some great FAQs
from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's green website to help you understand more about green, and why we feel it is so important in today's remodeling industry.

Q: I've heard a lot about Green Remodeling. What is it?
A: Remodeling a home green is easier than you may think. Green Remodeling gives homeowners the unique opportunity to incorporate cost-saving and earth-sustaining green concepts into their homes. NARI's approach to teaching Green Remodeling is an all-encompassing approach that emphasizes making a home healthy, comfortable, and efficient. Consideration is given to indoor air quality, energy conservation, resource conservation, reduced material waste, and the use of products that are better for the environment (and for people).

Q: Why should I remodel green?
A: It's easier on the earth, it can lower energy costs, and it provides a healthier home in which to live. According to the Sustainable Building Industry Council (SBIC), housing alone consumes 20% of America's energy. Homeowners who choose to remodel green can lower their energy consumption by 30-50%. It's widely agreed that forests produce 40% of Earth's oxygen, and that building supplies use 25% of its forests. Remodeling green by incorporating recycled materials or sustainable species will help homeowners to tread more lightly on Earth's natural resources. More than 15 million Americans are estimated to have asthma, and more than 28 million Americans suffer from hay fever and other allergies, all of which are aggravated by poor indoor air quality, which can be improved by remodeling green.

Q: How does Green Remodeling benefit me?
A: Green Remodeling reduces operating costs in the home by increasing efficiency, conserving natural resources, increasing the value of the home, improving indoor air quality and in turn, overall health; reducing waste, reducing emissions costs, and increasing productivity of occupants, and improving quality of life.

For more FAQs and other great information on home remodeling, green building, and much more, check out NARI's green website at
What Our Clients Say
"Dan did a great job on our project. Workmanship was outstanding, project completed timely. He & his crew showed up when they said they would. They left our home clean & livable each evening while work was in progress. Pain free, seamless. Highly recommended. 5 stars."
- Andy Combs
"Dan and his team worked very hard to meet all of our expectations. We have used them on large (Exterior remodel including stucco, gutters, window and painting and Interior remodel including bathroom, painting, drywall, plumbing) and small (urgent plumbing needs, fencing quotes, etc.) They are professional, knowledgeable and quick to respond. Dan is hands-on and works to make things how we want them."
- Ronda Heiser
2593 Hebron Ave, San Jose, CA 95121
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