CA Lic.# 514093

July 2015
We Have Over 20 Years of Experience Specializing In:

• Design-Build Remodeling
• Kitchens
• Bathrooms
• Additions
• Whole House Remodels
• Green Building
• Custom Cabinetry
• Home Automation
• Window Coverings
• And More!

What Our Clients Say

'The positive interactions with the staff and their concern about our comfort changed our remodel from a process we endured to a process we enjoyed as our home was being transformed. It is our pleasure to endorse Daniel Mackey Construction and we heartily recommend them to friends and neighbors.'

- Dean and Bonnie Smith

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Daniel Mackey Construction to anyone and will always let anyone who calls know how happy I am with the job. It's been a year and I'm still so awed at the wonderful transformation Dan accomplished. Thank you to all!"

- Bonnie Jordan

"I hired Daniel Mackey for two different interior construction projects. They were right on time, and took care of ALL the small details that most people do not notice. They were flexible, professional and extremely nice."

- Gus Kambeitz

Daniel Mackey Construction, Inc. Uses the Latest Green Remodeling Techniques

Dan Mackey is a Certified Green Building Professional and has been instrumental in developing a green building education program for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. All of Dan's construction projects involve green remodeling techniques to provide the healthiest and most comfortable environment possible for his clients. Green remodeling focuses on indoor air quality, energy conservation, resource conservation, reduced material waste, and the use of products that are better for the environment (and for people) and is just the right thing to do. So when you work with Daniel Mackey Construction, you can be assured of the health and safety of your family members throughout the project.


The Resurgence of Wallpaper

It’s said that Fashion is cyclic in nature. Trends that are in vogue today, fade away tomorrow, then make a comeback again after a few decades. A case in point is Wallpaper. Once dismissed as ho-hum or mundane, there is a resurgence of wallpaper in new and interesting avatars.

Wallpaper has an interesting history of over 300 years in the US. Stationery and cloth merchants in New England states imported or pieced together wallpaper from materials such as paper, leather, silk, wool, or velvet turning them into intricate designs. Needless to say, they were expensive. With time, wallpaper became popular and manufacturers had to factor production needs for a large number of people across various budget-ranges.

That is when wallpaper morphed into standard, templated designs that could be manufactured easily, sold as rolls, and applied by qualified applicators. So, till a decade back, wallpaper evoked impressions such as ‘cheap’, ‘mundane’, ‘boring’ and an inexpensive replacement for costly wall paint.

All this has changed now thanks to computers and Printing Technology. Today, graphic designers use sophisticated software and high-end digital printers to create wallpaper with complex patterns, intricate designs and multiple color tones. Many of them work exclusively on Wallpaper designs, creating a new breed of ‘Wallpaper Designers’.

So what are the reasons for the renewed interest in Wallpaper?

  • Make small spaces look bigger: The right color and design of wallpaper can be used to expand a small space such as washroom, powder-room, closet, nook or niche in the home.

  • To Make a Fashion Statement: Wallpaper can complement the design, layout, external views and existing furniture to create a grand design statement.

  • Attempt bold concepts: Small walls, columns, niches, small porches, and small bathrooms are ideal for a shockingly bold design in bright colors that can become the highlight in an enclosure.

  • For cost-effective transformation: Radical paint designs are costly to apply or replace. In contrast, wallpaper can be applied or scraped off quickly, and a new design laid on, without burning a hole in your pocket.

  • Brighten up an enclosure: Tight spaces sandwiched between high walls, or areas with poor natural light can be brightened up with the right color and design of wallpaper. A classy design for the wallpaper can even make such spaces look sophisticated.

  • Is less disruptive: Wallpapers in subtle designs and muted colors can complement the existing color palette of an enclosure, like the kitchen, and give it a unique identity.

  • To create warmth and welcome: Foyers and verandas of homes are what make the first impression on guests. The right wallpaper used here can create an inviting feel.

  • Use photographs instead of available designs: One can download large photographs from the Internet and provide them to wallpaper designers who will recreate the same as wallpaper, in different hues.

  • Mirrors and Paintings complement it: As with a painted wall, the right mirror, painting, clock or wall-hanging can complement the wallpaper and create an interesting effect.

  • Embellishments for special effects: Wallpapers are no longer two-dimensional sheets of paper or vinyl. Designers are adding sand, gold leaves, recycled glass pieces, glass beads and silver crystals to the base material to give an embossed or glossy effect to the wall.

  • Wallpapers can be tactile: Artisans and printing technology are coming together to create wallpapers that have a sculpted look for a unique touch-and-feel effect.

  • Wallpapers can also be Luxurious: Celebrity designers are using a combination of materials to paint or inlay complex patters or photographs into the wall for a rich and luxurious effect.
In short, wallpaper can combinedly accomplish what paint, sculpture, furnishings and artifacts achieve exclusively, but at a much lesser cost. In the process, it can replace these elements and simplify the decor. So, the next time you are planning to redo or renovate your living spaces, think of Wallpaper!
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