3rs: What’s the Best Countertop For Making Your Turkey Dinner? - 11/18/20 10:15 AM
 
Countertop Comparisons
Ready for new countertops... or... a whole new kitchen?
 
There are a lot of fun decisions to make with home remodel, including which countertops are right for you! 3Rs recommends choosing products based on the way you use your kitchen.
 
With thanksgiving on the horizon, we decided to rate the most popular countertops against Thanksgiving dinner. We're sure it will make you hungry for a kitchen update as well as a delicious meal!
 
Here are some findings from 3 decades of experience:
 
Granite
This is great for scratch resistance and easy clean-up. When you're cutting up meat or sprinkling on the spices, granite serves up … (0 comments)

3rs: 12 Things in Your Bathroom That Are Trying to Kill You - 11/03/20 10:51 AM
Navigating the Most Dangerous Place in Your Home!
 
Research tells us the most dangerous place in your home is the bathroom, so we decided to put together a list of the 12 most nefarious things in your bathroom that want to kill you… Seemed appropriate for Halloween!
1   Mold – Let's start with the obvious one… There are thousands of species but 12 basic types of mold. They love moist environments and can range from harmless to causing complete immune system and renal failure.  There are some things you can do to get rid of mold yourself, but this is usually best left … (1 comments)

3rs: 5 Ways to Save Big On Your Bathroom Remodel - 10/07/20 10:46 AM
Get Started Now on Remodeling Your Bathroom
The weather is about to turn, and we will all be confined indoors again making now the perfect time to remodel or add a bathroom to your home. Here are five ways to save big on a bathroom remodel, don’t miss the bonus suggestion at the end…
 
 
Plan Ahead: A question we get asked all the time, “When is the best time to start?” Of course, your lifestyle and schedule have a lot to do with when it is the best time to remodel your bathrooms. If you want to save a few dollars I recommend … (2 comments)

3rs: 2020 Kitchen Cabinet Style Trends - 09/30/20 02:34 PM
What’s HOT in Kitchen Cabinets
 
A great way to give your kitchen new life is to update your cabinets! Whether you do a complete overhaul or resurface your existing cabinets, these fabulous trends for 2020 provide an abundance of inspiration!
3Rs visited the International Builders Show  (IBS and KBIS) last January where we had the chance to see the best in construction and design ideas. Included in the thousands of displays, were wonderful kitchen vendors with the latest trends in cabinetry.
We found that cabinet trends fell into these four categories:
1. COLOR OPTIONS
Navy Blue and Other Dark ColorsDark blue, green, grey, and even black have found a home kitchen cabinets! … (1 comments)

3rs: Tech Must-Haves for Your Kitchen - 09/30/20 02:12 PM
2020's Best New Tech Ideas for Your Kitchen
Whether you are updating or totally overhauling your kitchen, now is the time to add some high-tech features that you will absolutely love.
 
Smart Refrigerator
Imagine a refrigerator that keeps your schedule and lets you know when you are running low on certain staples like milk, eggs, and more! One smart refrigerator will send you a text with a snapshot of what’s on the shelves using an internal camera. Another is a smart hub with a view screen on the door that will allow you to watch cooking shows, display recipes, check the weather, rock out to … (4 comments)

3rs: 9 Things Your Insurance Adjuster Doesn’t Want You to Know - 09/30/20 01:30 PM
You've Been Through Enough
When it comes time to file an insurance claim many people discover their insurance company is in the business of collecting premiums, not paying for claims. You have faithfully paid your Insurance premiums and it is reasonable to expect them to deliver on what they promised you. At 3Rs Construction, we understand “insurance speak”!
We hope you never need to use your insurance, but if you lose your home to a flood or fire we have over 25 years of experience in dealing with rebuilding and working with insurance companies. When it comes to putting your home back … (2 comments)

3rs: Test Your Knowledge on Siding Damage - 07/09/20 12:51 PM
How Many Problems Do You See With This Siding?TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!
We found five problems that need to be addressed:
 
Possibility of Lead Paint (CAUTION… lead paint is hazardous!)
Bright colored thick paint applied before 1978 may contain lead and should be tested before any work is done.
The EPA has established guidelines on the proper removal and handling of lead contaminated paint. Any surface containing lead paint is not to be disturbed without the proper safety precautions, including collecting all chips and dust must be collected and disposed of properly. Be careful hiring a contractor that isn't certified for lead, your job can get shut … (2 comments)

3rs: Smaller Updates for a Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel - 07/13/18 02:15 PM
It’s the little things…
Kitchen and bathroom remodel doesn’t need to mean a total gut-job to achieve a new updated look.
Sometimes, there are good reasons NOT to start all over. A tight budget, time constraints, or things that are really nice about an existing room can contribute to a smaller remodel project.
While some fixes can easily be DYI, call a professional when there is something that requires an expert hand. Trying to tackle something without the proper tools or skills could end up costing more in the long run. Remember that eventually, homes go on the market and it needs to show … (2 comments)

3rs: Incorporate Barrier Free Construction for Aging in Place - 05/07/18 09:10 AM
Repair and Remodel for a Longer Stay in Your HomeSometimes the thought of moving out of a beloved home just seems inconceivable. It has been the place where happy memories have been made, the mortgage is paid off, and it’s close to friends and family. But as the years have gone by, it’s harder to get up the front door steps, It’s harder to reach those upper cabinets, and it’s harder to navigate the step-in tub/shower combination.
Before considering a big move, perhaps some home remodel will help make staying a little easier. It’s hard to admit, but aging is a part … (0 comments)

3rs: Plan to Use 2018 Colors-of-the-Year For Spring & Summer Remodel Plans - 02/12/18 10:18 AM
Whether its graphic design, fashion, or home décor, there is something fascinating about color trends. It’s no different with construction. Blending trends can be really fun! From appliances to awnings, color choices are always part of the construction picture.
Schedule a Contractor Now, Then Choose Popular Colors for Your Home Repair and RemodelIf you’re planning on doing some home repair, remodel, or new construction, now’s the time to get it scheduled. Spring and summer brings opportunity to complete all the updates you’ve been dreaming about during the winter.  So what’s on your to-do list?
Common Fair-Weather Construction Projects Siding Painting Cement Work Fencing … (1 comments)

3rs: Arrrrr Matey! Who's 3Rs Construction? - 01/05/18 02:25 PM
When You Think 3Rs, Think Repair Remodel & Remediation!Is catching up on home repair part of your New year's resolution? It's probably not a regular thing to put on a resolution list, but it could be!  After all, there's always something to be done around the house!
 
REPAIRHome repair could be as simple as refinishing a wooden window sill or as complicated as resolving a leaky roof problem. 2018 is a good year to get those really long repair lists checked off. There are remarkable DYI videos available on YouTube that may be a remedy for small projects, but when a professional … (2 comments)

3rs: Install a New Grill on Your Deck or Patio with 3Rs Construction - 06/30/17 01:16 PM
July is National Grilling Month ...your deck or patio needs a built-in grill!What better way to celebrate delicious grilling and BBQ than to add a new outdoor cooking space at your home! Grills and cook tops come in all shapes and sizes and 3Rs Construction can design and install a grilling station that fits right in with your existing space.
 
Outdoor living is desirable no matter where you live. Remodeling your deck or patio to accommodate a grill or outdoor kitchen adds value and versatility to your home. Need some ideas? Pinterest is the go-to place for inspiration and 3Rs Construction has … (0 comments)

3rs: 3Rs Construction is Salem’s Trusted Radon Professional - 06/16/17 10:45 AM
Experienced and Trained Radon Testing and MitigationIn case you missed it, we recently posted an article with a very informative short video about finding radon in homes. The video communicated why it is so important to have your home tested for radon and mitigated if needed.
Our goal at 3Rs Construction is for you to have peace of mind about the health and safety of your home. That’s why Duane West, owner of 3Rs Construction Management LLC, attended a special radon mitigation training class provided by AARST-NRPP (The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists & The National Radon Proficiency Program).
 
Attending specialized … (0 comments)

3rs: Home Remodel: Gone to the Dogs! - 05/01/17 10:41 AM
3Rs Construction Has A New Pinterest Board Dedicated To Home Remodeling With Your Dog In Mind.People love their pets! When a dog is welcomed into a home, they become part of the family and we can’t imagine life without them. Dogs protect us, love us unconditionally, provide comfort, leave us “presents” in the yard, and make us frustrated…all at the same time!
If you’re a dog person and want to make your home dog-friendly, 3Rs Construction has compiled a great PINTEREST BOARD just for you! (← Click on the link provided to get there!)
Planning a kitchen remodel? 3Rs can help you design special storage cabinets for dog food … (0 comments)

3rs: BATHROOM REMODEL: HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU WANT? - 04/21/17 09:16 AM
Can You Have Three-Quarters of a Bathroom?3Rs Construction Answers The Question!Toilets and showers and sinks …oh my!When seeking to get some clarity on what is meant by a three piece bathroom (or four piece, or five piece…) 3Rs met with some unforeseen controversy. Who woulda’ thought?
It seems like it would be pretty simple but even realtors are divided on how to define bathrooms with a variety of fixtures. Plumbers have their opinion based on how many plumbing connections are installed. Someone even said it only matters what an inspector calls it. Ha!
So, here’s the skinny on what seems to be the most … (2 comments)

3rs: A Reminder from 3Rs Construction to Schedule Home Maintenance - 03/27/17 09:10 AM
Forgotten Hiding Places for DUST BUNNIESAhhhh…dust bunnies! Don’t you just love them?!
The ones we can see floating across the bare floor are bad enough, but what about the ones that are hiding? You know; the fuzzy little creatures that lurk in the corners, under appliances, and in mechanical units? We don’t often think of these little critters, but they procreate like …well …rabbits!
A mass of lint and fuzz can accumulate before you know it and it becomes more than just a mess to clean up. Home maintenance is necessary to keep your house healthy, strong, and functioning at its best. Just like your … (0 comments)

3rs: Sump Pump Installation and Maintenance by 3Rs Construction & Remodeling - 03/06/17 12:42 PM
Here’s a fun topic: Sump Pumps!Go ahead. Make a joke. It probably deserves one. It certainly doesn’t sound like something to get for your wife’s birthday. So, what IS a “sump” anyway? And why would it need a pump?
Well, here is the dictionary version:Sump [suhmp] noun,  1. a pit, well, or the like in which water or other liquid is collected.
O.K.  That makes sense now.
Do You Need a Sump Pump?Here in Salem, Oregon, we get our fair share of water. Normally, our average annual rainfall is 41.96 inches (weatherdb.com). As you know, it’s been extra wet this winter. The excess precipitation has taken its toll on … (1 comments)

3rs: Preparing Your Home for the Spring Real Estate Market – PART THREE - 02/24/17 11:27 AM
Enticing Curb Appeal Provided by 3Rs Construction Management, LLC in Salem, OregonHere in Salem, Oregon, spring is a long awaited time of year. After the dark days of winter, the brighter, more colorful days of spring are a welcome sight! If you’re going to put your house on the market, it’s a great time to work on curb appeal. That means doing projects beyond spring cleaning. It means presenting a healthy home that is in good repair and making sure your house looks its very best.
In part one of Preparing Your Home for the Spring Real Estate Market; we focused on the health and … (1 comments)

3rs: Preparing Your Home for the Spring Real Estate Market – PART TWO - 02/17/17 10:58 AM
Repair and Remodel for the Best Home Presentation with 3Rs Construction Management, LLC in Salem, OregonAahhhh…   SPRING!
After a crazy Salem winter, we’re ready for the fresh start that a new season brings. We look forward to the time we can open up the windows and let the fresh air flow in! It’s also the time that the real estate market grows in intensity. If you’re going to put your house on the market, that means doing projects beyond spring cleaning. It means presenting a healthy home that is in good repair and making sure your house looks its very best.
In part one of … (0 comments)

3rs: Preparing Your Home for the Spring Real Estate Market - PART ONE - 02/10/17 12:13 PM
Mold and Radon Removal and Repair by 3Rs Construction Management, LLC in Salem, OregonOur beautiful Salem, Oregon spring is just around the corner! It’s the time of fresh starts and
a renewed vigor to get things done. The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and kids are counting down the days left in the school year. For many, it’s also the season for putting your house on the market.  That means doing projects beyond spring cleaning… it means presenting a healthy home that is in good repair and making sure your house looks its very best.
In this first part of … (0 comments)