3rs construction: 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 construction: 8 Ways A New Bathroom Can Save Your Marriage - 11/17/20 10:07 AM
Bathroom Technology is Booming!
 
We live in a time where technology is finally practical and there are useful applications all throughout our homes, butt, ( yes I spelled it that way on purpose) there is one room that has been overlooked for years and now we are finding that a well-designed bathroom can have a profound impact on your relationships.
 
Let's face it, the bathroom is the 1st place you see in the morning and the last place you see before slipping in between the sheets. A well-designed bathroom will relax your mind, calm your spirit, and improve your mood. What other space … (1 comments)

3rs construction: 4 Steps to Remodel A Bathroom On A Budget - 10/13/20 09:49 AM
Get A New Bathroom Without Breaking the Bank
 
If your bathroom is looking tired and out-of-date, chances are you’re dreaming of a new room with all the bells and whistles!  Like most homeowners, the first thought for any remodel project is, “I wonder how much THAT is going to cost?”
 
Well, never fear! You can get an update even with a small budget.
Let’s walk through some basic steps to get you on your way.
 
STEP ONE:  Be Realistic
It’s important to know your boundaries. Nothing takes the joy out of an update than when everything gets out of hand, so evaluate these three important things … (2 comments)

3rs construction: 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 construction: 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 construction: 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 construction: 5 Ways to Save Big on Your Kitchen Remodel - 09/30/20 01:53 PM
New Kitchen On A Budget
 
Since there is literally nowhere to go right now and all of our vacation plans have been canceled now is the perfect time to remodel your home.  Below are 5 ways to save big on a kitchen remodel, don’t miss the bonus suggestion at the end…
 
1 - Work with A Reputable Contractor
Did you know the average cost of using an inexperienced contractor is over $3,000 more than using an experience, licensed pro?
A recent study that followed kitchen remodels from start to finish discovered the “finished cost” (not the initial quoted cost) from the handyman averaged $3,138 more … (1 comments)

3rs construction: 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 construction: Hidden Damage Behind Siding - 07/10/20 09:45 AM
Can You See What's Wrong With This Picture?
On the surface, this home looks beautiful!
 
It's clean and tidy, looks well maintained, and is very inviting. But, what we don't know... there is something lurking behind the siding causing great damage!
 
After a careful inspection they discovered water had been seeping in behind the siding.
Slowly and quietly this home was being destroyed by dry rot. Like cancer this decay starts small and spreads without limit until the materials are so compromised, they fail under their own weight.
 
 
 
Modern building methods require a number of water-routing steps to prevent this from happening. Unfortunately for these people, … (0 comments)

3rs construction: 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 construction: Exterior Home Paint Color Trends In 2020 - 05/07/20 12:23 PM
Ideas For Choosing Outdoor Paint ColorsRefreshing the exterior’s paint color is a great way to breathe new life into your home. However, choosing the right shade of outdoor paint can be a daunting task. Should you go timeless or trendy? What would work best for your home?
There are numerous options available, and each one can give your home a different character. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the latest exterior trends today — and what you can expect to see in 2020.
 
White Exterior, Black TrimIt’s hard to go wrong with a white house. White goes with everything; it has … (1 comments)

3rs construction: Fogging and Disinfecting by 3Rs Construction - 04/03/20 06:37 PM
Fogging is a Safe and Efficient Way to Clean Air and SurfacesTHERMAL FOGGING, DISINFECTING & ODOR REMOVAL SERVICES
Germs and bacteria that cause health and safety issues can’t always be seen. Walking into a building that has smoke or fire damage, you instantly notice the lingering odor. It’s obvious that the damaged materials, soot, and smells need to be removed. But what about the things that aren’t obvious? That’s why 3Rs Construction provides thermal fogging services.
Thermal Fogging is the effective solution for: Killing viruses, mold, and bacteria Creating safe environments for: high risk and immune compromised people children at school and daycare … (0 comments)

3rs construction: 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 construction: Five Home Remodel Projects That Are Great For The Summer - 04/27/18 10:07 AM
Ahhh... the good ol’ summer time! The change of season is invigorating and motivates us to get things fixed and cleaned up. While the good-weather-window is here, it’s time to get some home improvement done, along with some fun recreation.
1.  Kitchen Remodel The nice thing about remodeling your kitchen in the summer is that cooking outdoors is a great solution when the stove is pulled.  Besides, you can say to your friends and family that you are eating “al fresco” and they’ll think you are very fashionable with your dining trends!  And just think how nice your kitchen will be … (0 comments)

3rs construction: 13 Things You Can Do To Make It Someone’s Lucky Day! - 04/13/18 11:46 AM
It’s Friday the 13th!Who says it can’t be the best day of the month? Make it a great day by thinking of others.
13 Great Ideas from 3Rs Construction: Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken with for a long time. Take dinner to a family with a new baby. Shop for a neighbor who can’t get to the store. Bring pet food to your local animal shelter. Donate warm winter clothes to a homeless shelter. Pay for the drink of the person behind you in line at the coffee shop. Bring a bag of groceries to a local food bank. … (1 comments)

3rs construction: Blue is Red Hot in Kitchen and Bath Design - 02/19/18 09:14 AM
3Rs Construction was Seeing Blue at IBS Orlando  One of the stand-out colors at IBS Orlando this January was any shade of blue. Whether it was doors, cabinetry, hardware or sinks, blue was making a statement! From teal to navy, blue can be versatile or vibrant. 
 
Strolling through the aisles of over 1500 manufacturers and suppliers for home construction, color jumps out as a significant part of design and interest. Red has been the go-to for a pop of color but now, when you're planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel, your favorite shade of blue may be something to include in the update. Start … (0 comments)

3rs construction: 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 construction: 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 construction: 3Rs CONSTRUCTION’S TOP FIVE REMODEL TRENDS FROM 2017 - 12/29/17 01:36 PM
 
Did you do a home remodel last year? With so many great new resources and ideas available, it's often hard to decide what to change next! Here at 3Rs Construction, we love an inspired remodel and we have some favorite trends from 2017. Let's review our top five!
 
SPECIALTY LIGHT FIXTURESHome lighting fashion has changed a lot over the years. From elaborate to effortless, brass to brushed nickel, and lamps only to lavish assortments. Choices for your lighting style have never been so exciting! You can find all shapes, sizes, and colors to suit the mood of your décor. A great way … (1 comments)

3rs construction: Dry Ice Blasting for Fire Damage - 12/11/17 01:27 PM
FIRE DAMAGE REPAIR AND RESTORATION BY 3Rs CONSTRUCTION
You know dry ice… that stuff that makes a cool smoke effect at concerts and makes a Halloween witches brew look eerie. Yeah, that stuff! Well, it does have practical uses too. Dry ice is simply frozen carbon dioxide, so it’s completely natural. Carbon dioxide is what humans breathe out and plants soak in. (Remember science class… photosynthesis!) It’s also the gas that is added to water to make soda fizzy. Dry Ice is cold…super cold, -109.3 degrees cold and is most often used to keep things cold because when it melts there is … (0 comments)