Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Why Hire a Professional Remodeling Contractor?

Are you planning on remodeling your house? Perhaps to create a much better living space or maybe to increase the market value of your house?  You might have some knowledge about construction and you are probably excited to get your tools out and get to work right away. But before you do so, here are a few reasons why you need to hire a remodeling contractor instead of working on your own:

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DESIGN EXPERTISE

Your remodeling contractor has the experience, the skill and the tricks of the trade to materialize your dream home. He will ensure that the work environments, quality of materials etc. are up to standard. Your contractor will be able to predict the outcome of the work and fix the hitches that may slip your eye,hitches that could prove disastrous to your entire project! A contractor will add more value to your project and give you novel and innovative ideas that you might not think of.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY

Shuffling time between your work and your family will allow very little time for you to finish your project. A project that could be completed within weeks might extend for months if you do it by yourself. At the end of the day you might be tired and unhappy with the progress in your remodeling project.An established contractor on the other hand, has a single goal - to complete your project ahead of time and give you the best possible results. Your contractor will get the permits, oversee the entire project workflow and plan inspections accordingly. These might be a bit too complex for you to handle during the week and are best left to the contractor.

You might also feel that doing the work yourself would save you big bucks because you don’t have to pay for labor. But this is where homeowners falter; most homeowners lack the skill to complete a remodeling project with accuracy. Tasks like electrical wiring, laying tiles, leveling the floor etc. require skill and a small mishap can cost you more than you could possible imagine. A contractor on the other hand is well experienced and well connected to the industry and the manufacturers, and so you might get better discounts in the purchase of raw materials which will help you save a lot of money.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Your contractor will deliver the promised results. An experienced contractor can produce a flawless work. Your contractor will take control of all the major and minor aspects of the project like preparing the contracts, offering skilled labor, getting a team of well experienced architects and designers etc.

Here at Daniel Mackey, we offer the best services. We put the needs of our customers first and give you what you want and what you need. You can entrust your remodeling project to us because our work is flawless and you will witness the unequalled skill of our labor and originalityofour designs. Visit our website today and don’t hesitate to call us!

Monday, 23 April 2018

Remodeling Your House to Astound Your Summer Guests

Summer is the season of travel, exploration and enjoyment! It’s the season when you find tourists looking for comfortable places to stayin and enjoy their vacation. Be it for a day or a week, tourists always love a warm and welcoming house. Share the warmth of your house by sprucing it up to wow your summer guests. Here are a few remodeling ideas for you!

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Guest Bedroom and Bathroom

The first expectation of any guest is to have a bedroom and a bathroom with privacy in the house they are staying in. If you do not have a dedicated guest bedroom, then you may consider using the space available in the basement or constructing a simple bedroom-bathroom setup within your compound. Simple renovations can be done to give the new bedroom a classy look that will take away the feeling that it was just a basement or compound space earlier.

·      The floor can be remodeled by using vinyl sheets that give a very luxurious look. There are a wide range of choices available, from antique to modern.

·      A bathroom with a shower is always appreciated, because who wouldn’t love to have a cool shower during the hot summer mornings?

·      Guests would even love a tub that they can get into at the end of a hot day.

·      A cabinet with space to hang their clothes, a reading lamp and charging port near the bed will give the guest the convenience of a hotel room even as they stay in your house.

·      Curtains and thick blinds will provide privacy and keep out the sun during the hot mornings.

The Outdoor Life

After being holed up in the house all through the winter, anyone would be excited to be out in the open and enjoy the climate. Having guests inside the house can often increase home maintenance but you can completely avoid that by giving your guests a complete outdoor experience!

·      A well-equipped outdoor kitchen can be set up in your yard; barbeque stands, grills, hand washing area, tables, chairs etc. will not only be cost effective but also relatively easy to maintain.

·      A deck with a pergola and a patio will make your guests feel relaxed and comfortable.

Your experienced contractorcan give you many ideas to remodel the outdoors, as they are constantly updated on the latest trends and newest designs.

The Costs Involved

Remodeling during summer is quite popular and there is a lot of demand for labor and materials. This may cause the prices to go up and in fact, labor may not be very easy to find. The upside is that you get revenue by hosting guests all through the summer and make up for the money spent on remodeling in no time.

At Daniel Mackey, we always put our customers first, and will give you the best possible result in any remodeling project.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Remodeling For the Best Outdoor Experience

It’s finally spring season! And all you can think of is going outdoors and rejuvenating yourself! No matter how much you love your interiors, you just can’t stop thinking about going out to your backyard and having a cool glass of lemonade. And while you’re out there, why don’t you give yourself the best outdoor experience thatone can get by remodeling your backyard! Here are a few ideas that can alter your backyard to serve many purposes.

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PATIOS:


Patios are more than just a simple table and chair arrangement! A built-in barbeque, mini refrigerator, pergolas with creeper plants growing over them with a mini pool attached, can all be a part of your patio! Just the thought of a beautiful patio area will send you into a world of imagination! One of the major steps in designing a patio is choosing the floor material. Generally gravel, stone or bricks are used and the surface plays a major role in establishing the elegance and budget of your patio. Your qualified remodeling contractor can give you the best blueprints and designs for a magnificent patio to give you the ultimate experience.

OUTDOOR FIREPLACE AND LIGHTING:

A fireplace and proper lighting will give you an amazing ambience during the night! Lighting can do so much more than just illuminate the area. You can get smart systems to brighten or dim the lights through voice commands. Lighting around the plants or the pool will make your house look like a star rated hotel.  Your fireplace needs a proper location; would it be near the patio, near the house or would it be further down the yard. If the fireplace is fueled by natural gas, then proper gas lines need to be drawn out. And when it comes to designs there are a wide variety to choose from. All these might sound a bit confusing, but remember, your expert contractor is always there to guide you and turn your ideas into a reality.

PERGOLAS, DECKS, COOKING STATION:

Imagine firing up the grill with steak or sausages or the furnace with pizzas in it, with your family outside having fun in the backyard, or sitting contentedly under the shade of a classy pergola on a beautiful deck. It sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Cooking stations powered by gas or coal, patios that partly let sunlight in, wooden decks with sofas,the possibilities are limitless!  Your expert remodeling contractor can guide you through the wide selection range and give you choices most suitable to your backyard.



Accessibility is very important for an outdoor setting. The design should make it accessible to all without any safety hazards. One of the best advantages of an outdoor setting is that it requires low maintenance. The initial investment would be totally worth it! If the setting is well planned and well executed, you will have years of relaxation, fun and excitement. Contact your remodeling contractor to get clarity on remodeling your backyard for setting upa comprehensive outdoor scenery. 

Friday, 23 February 2018

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for Cooks and Chefs

Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.


                                                                                                               -       Guy Fieri 

    
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If you love spending time in your kitchen cooking and creating magic,then it is all the more important for you to spend a few extra dollars for a flawless one. Here are thespecial ingredients you need to create the perfect kitchen:

More Counter Space

You can never go wrong with more counter space. You need the extra space to ensure that there is sufficient space between appliances, and maintain a constant flow of traffic. When selecting the counter top, you may need to choose a material that does not stain easily and is easy to clean. The market is full of new and improved materials and our expert remodelers will give you the best available options. You could also customize your counter top and make it hybrid with different materials pertinent to your use, like a granite block for kneading dough. 

Efficacy in Movement

Ideally you need to design your kitchen in a way that does not obstruct your flow of movement in the presence of others in the kitchen. The old term “the bigger the better” may not be true in this case because it is the design that is essential, and not the size. Even a small kitchen can be made very effective with proper designing. It is essential that the cooking and the cleaning areas are connected because those areas are where you would move the most, and use utensils the most.

Optimized Storage Space

People say “If you follow your heart it will lead you to the refrigerator”. If you want to satisfy your heart fully, you need good storage spaces for your food and utensils.  You need to take into account all the utensils and appliances you will be using in your kitchen, and design a layout accordingly.

Closed cupboards hide the inner clutter and give a great visual appearance to the kitchen. Separate stands for ovens, coffee makers, oven top grills etc. can be included in the design. Your designer and remodeling contractor will make everything about planning your storage seem very easy and give you fabulous designs. Custom spaces even for the smallest tea cup or beer mug will enhance the exquisiteness of your kitchen.

Finishing Touches

Even if the major part of the designing is over, the small and intricate touches are very crucial to kitchen designing. The power outlets are an integral part of the designing. There is no harm in having two or three extra power outlets in the kitchen. Some appliances have a different type of pin, and the power outlets need to match those pins; of course an adaptor can be used, but then you need the perfect kitchen!  Therefore, leave the intricate part of designing to us and let the perfect kitchen soothe your soul!

Monday, 22 January 2018

Home Remodeling Ideas for Winter

Winter has come in not only Westeros, the fictional continent, but also right at your doorstep. Our last post described the many noteworthy advantages of remodeling your house during winter. If you’ve made up your mind to remodel your house, here are a few ideas for you to stay warm inside your house during fall.

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Insulating the gaps

Insulation of your house is a key part of your winter remodel project. You may suffer a loss up to 30% of heat energy due to lack of insulation. Shielding the corners and gaps can stop the energy loss. This may include caulking and weatherproofing the exteriors of your doors and windows. This simple yet effective step will lower your electricity bills, save loss of heat energy and keep you warm throughout winter.

Updating your hardware

Addition of a new fireplace or remodeling your old one will certainly keep you warmer throughout the winter. A fireplace is the center of most homes without which a relaxed life is rather challenging; furthermore, the ambiance is irresistibly enchanting.

Your experienced contractor can set up the fireplace with suitable insulation, and improve its overall energy efficiency. You can have a modern look or a chic rustic look depending upon your taste. With a direct venting system, you can eliminate the need of an intricate chimney system.'

If you have doors and windows that let the frosty air right into your bedroom or living room, then it is time you gave attention to them. You can try to restore the damaged doors and windows first, or go for more heat-efficient new ones. Modern energy-efficient doors are a good investment. A common type of door has a polyurethane-foam-insulated core and a steel skin with a magnetic strip for weather-stripping.

Your house becomes energy efficient with these steps! You can now direct your attention towards a few other areas.'


Using your basement

Winter might be unbearable with snow-laden roads. You might be forced to spend more time indoors whether you like it or not! You can use this as an opportunity and put your basement to good use. Here are a few suggestions:

           v  You could set up a gym at the basement; maybe have space even for a table tennis board. You won’t have to drive down to the gym in the icy weather.


            v  You could convert it to a studio, be it for recording music or snapping portraits of models. It could serve as a room to develop your hobbies.


          v  Another great idea is an entertainment center with a surround sound system; it may be a mini bar, cushions, or anything else that makes you feel relaxed! The opportunities are wide open!
     

As mentioned in the previous post, the cost of raw materials is generally lower in the market during winter. Your remodeling contractor will be available as well for undertaking projects and give you the best possible deals. You don’t need to think twice before remodeling your house during winter!

If you have any questions regarding your remodeling project, do not hesitate to contact an experienced remodeling contractor in your area.  You will get all the answers and further useful ideas.