CA Lic.# 514093

October 2020
We Have Over 30 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

"I'm always happy to brag to anyone about how beautiful my kitchen turned out and what a wonderful professional job Dan Mackey Construction did. 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

"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

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 Future of Kitchens in a Post-Pandemic World

COVID 19 has changed the way live and even though there are signs that we may be at least partially coronavirus free in the future, life will not be the same as it used to be. One thing that has changed a lot, even if we do to often appreciate it, is the way we buy, store and prepare food. Going to the supermarket or grocery stores has, to a significant extent, been replaced by online shopping and home delivery. With the availability and delivery fears (usually unfounded) still around, we have learned how to make the most of the ingredients we have. With many restaurants closed, dining out is now a rarity. In many homes, families have found cooking to be a great stress reliever and so everyone is now getting in on the act. Experts predict that these lifestyle changes will impact the future of kitchen design. Here are a few of what could be components of the kitchens of the future. Whether or not they are for you is something you should think about and keep in mind when you plan your kitchen remodel.

Kitchen Surfaces Will Change

In most kitchens space is at a premium. During the lockdown, there was so much cooking going on and usually more than one person involved in the process. Space, outlets, utensils, dishes and counter space were all in demand and often ran short. The popularity of food preparation and spending time in the kitchen may decrease after the pandemic, but there will still be more people doing things in there than ever before. The future kitchen will have to accommodate multiple users at the same time.

Waste Will Be Reduced

The problem with going out to the store and the fact that buying groceries online is never going to be the same as seeing the food you are buying at the store will result in food being managed more efficiently. With less shopping, there will be a need for more storage space, including larger fridges and freezers. Vacuum sealing containers and bags and other storage options will all be accommodated – both when empty and full.

Kitchens Will Be Greener

After being cooped up indoors for so long, the resulting desire for fresh green vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and so on will not disappear. Kitchen gardens are fine, but experts predict that there will be a boom in indoor hydroponic food cultivation. If this happens, the kitchen will be the place for it.

Kitchens Will Be Places To Socialize

Social activities will resume in full swing in time. When that happens, people are going to want to make the most of it and not spend time in the kitchen preparing snacks, looking for the wine bottle opener, wondering where the nice plates and glasses are, etc. Kitchens of the future may have a space reserved for quick hospitality when guests come over.

Kitchens Will Support Creative Cooking

Even when dining out becomes a viable option again the pleasure of spending time in the kitchen experimenting with food and cooking new dishes will remain. Automation and products that help with creative cooking, including a dedicated monitor to view cooking instructions and programs may become a standard kitchen fitting.

Think about how your kitchen has been used over the last 6 months and who were the family members who spent time there. The results may surprise you. What happened in the kitchen in the recent past may not happen once the pandemic and lockdown are over. However, the experience will have given you ideas about the kitchen you want for the future. Turning the concept into a working reality is not easy. A kitchen, more than other rooms, has technical considerations to be incorporated into the design. To get the future kitchen that is right for you, talk to us at Daniel Mackey Construction. Our design-build expertise, green construction credentials and track record of creating dream kitchens for our clients will be the platform on which the kitchen you want and need will be created. If you would like to talk to us, our phone number is (408) 274-6060. Or you can email us at
2593 Hebron Ave, San Jose, CA 95121 | P: 408-274-6060 | F: 408-274-6799 |