contractor: Remodeling your Living Room for this Winter - 12/01/23 04:39 PM
It's the ideal time to start remodeling and updating your living room as winter's icy grasp approaches. Your living room becomes the cozy, focal point of your house when the cold weather keeps you indoors. We have all the components you need to transform your living room into a cozy retreat for the winter, from installing new flooring to setting the ideal lighting mood and even adding the cozy glow of a fireplace. Now grab a blanket and let's start designing a living room that will serve as the perfect haven during the winter.
Remodeling Your Living Room to Create Your Own … (3 comments)

contractor: How to Choose Your Outdoor Deck and Patio Covers - 10/31/23 01:19 PM
One of the greatest pleasures in life is grilling; the scent of charcoal and seared meat or veggies yearns for a primal part of us. However, this doesn't mean we want to grill outside in the rain, the snow, or even the scorching sun. It only means we're reconnecting with our animal roots. One of the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of grilling or even year-round outdoor entertaining is with patio covers for your outdoor deck.
This 3Rs guide will help you choose the best patio cover and outdoor deck alternatives, regardless of how big or small your patio is. These … (2 comments)

contractor: 4 Ideas for Your Bathroom Tub Shower Conversion - 04/29/23 12:39 PM
One of the best remodeling projects you can undertake to improve your bathroom and your home, in general, is a tub-to-shower conversion. This type of update will make your bathroom more modern and improve its looks greatly.
Converting your bathtub into a walk-in shower will also improve the functionality of your bathroom. Showers have several significant advantages over traditional bathtubs.
Any bathroom remodeling project involves a financial investment in your home and will take at least a few weeks to complete. So you want to make certain that the switch from a tub to a shower is worthwhile.
Let's take a look at … (2 comments)

contractor: How to Choose the Best Concrete Contractor for Your Project - 04/15/23 03:19 PM
Perhaps you want to build a backyard patio or a walkway around your property. For whatever type of outside restoration you intend to conduct, you will need to engage a concrete contractor.
When it comes to choosing the best concrete contractor for your outdoor living or outdoor kitchen project, there is a lot at risk. You'll want to be certain that the concrete is done correctly before spending any further money to construct on top of it. You've probably heard the expression "if the foundation is bad, nothing you build on it will last." It is critical to have complete confidence … (4 comments)

contractor: How to Find the Best Contractor to Build your Addition - 04/15/23 02:32 PM
Whether you want to add a master suite, a guest room, a home office, or a full ADU (accessory dwelling unit), hiring the best Salem addition contractor is important to the success of your home renovation project.
Even the most complex and involved additions renovation projects are not always as difficult as locating a qualified contractor who will perform to a high standard. When you think about it, spending thousands of dollars on a significant home remodel without knowing how it will turn out is a big risk. You also want to avoid making costly mistakes.
There are numerous horror stories … (1 comments)

contractor: 4 Most Popular Siding Installation Options - 02/15/23 05:02 PM
Your siding plays a significant part in both the protection of your home and its aesthetic value, even if you probably don't see it much other than when you turn into your driveway.
Your property gets a shell of protection from the elements thanks to siding. This enhances curb appeal. Additionally, siding raises the value of your house.
There is a strong possibility you are considering one or more of the following four siding kinds if you are in the market for new siding or will be soon.
Composite Plywood (T1-11) Brick/Stone Vinyl Because of their resistance to our humid climate, brick, synthetic … (2 comments)

contractor: Why Remodeling During a Recession is a Great Idea - 02/15/23 03:49 PM
If we are currently experiencing a recession, the financial experts can't seem to agree. However, rising prices for goods and services, a sharp increase in the price of gasoline, and consecutive quarters of economic contraction in the United States suggest that a recession is most certainly already under way.
So, it makes sense that you would want to limit your personal spending. During recessions, like the one we seem to be in right now, living within your means is even more crucial.
What about though, home remodeling? Given all the bad news about the economy, is it wise to invest your hard-earned money … (3 comments)

contractor: Cost to Have a Garage Built or Remodeled - 02/10/23 05:07 PM
You could just consider your garage to be a location to put your cars and keep things. But as house sharing and home offices continue to gain popularity, it turns out that people who are converting their garages receive greater value.
These days, homeowners often transform their garages into amusement areas, gathering spaces for guests, or even sizable master suites. As more individuals run out of accessible space in their hectic lifestyles, it appears that homeowners are thinking more about how their garages may give them a useful room addition.
Buyers are aware of the value of a garage. In accordance with an … (8 comments)

contractor: Adding Solar to Your Home - Cutting Through the Hype - 02/10/23 04:23 PM
Oregon is regarded as a state that values the environment. Therefore, it should not be surprising that renewable energy sources are widely used in this country.
About 776,000 MWh, or 1.2 percent, of Oregon's electricity, was produced by utility-scale, industrial, and domestic solar in 2018, ranking it 18th among all states. In fact, between 2015 and 2019, Oregon solar increased by more than five times.
Solar energy is one of the clean energy sources with the highest growth in the United States. This expansion is particularly true for solar energy used in homes. In fact, since 2014, the amount of solar energy produced … (2 comments)

contractor: Renovate Your Home or Move? - 02/08/23 03:04 PM
The choice of a home to purchase is influenced by numerous factors. After some time, though, those requirements might have altered or the home you purchased might not be meeting your standards. It can be because your family is expanding, there isn't enough room for those who work from home, or you're simply dissatisfied with the house as it is right now.
In these situations, homeowners have two choices: renovating the house to make it more suitable or looking for a new house that can be everything they've ever wanted and more. Your decision-making process will depend on a variety of personal … (5 comments)

contractor: Converting a Garage into Additional Living Space - 02/08/23 02:42 PM
Have you outgrown the available living space in your house? Perhaps you'd like an entertainment room or game room, but your home doesn't work for such things. Perhaps you want a guest room, a kid's room, or a home office so you can take care of family concerns and work at the same time. Simply said, this additional area doesn't work with your current floor layout.
This is the time when you could convert your garage into more living space. One major benefit of a garage conversion is that you may add extra space to your home in an unobtrusive, quick, and … (5 comments)

contractor: Advice for Relocating Into a House Needing Major Renovations - 01/31/23 03:31 PM
Purchasing a home that requires renovations has benefits, without a doubt. Frequently, you might get a better property for your money or a decent house in a desirable area. For purchasers without a down payment or a strong credit history, fixer-uppers also provide a route to homeownership.
Many people buy houses that require work. Americans purchased 6.4 million existing homes in November 2021, and 64,000 of those (about 1%) were considered "distressed." These houses undoubtedly required some upkeep.
Purchasing a "fixer-upper" raises the question of whether you should move in before the work is finished.
Many people would suggest that you put off moving … (2 comments)

contractor: Top 4 Reasons to Install New Insulation - 01/31/23 03:06 PM
Many possible advantages that could enhance your quality of life come with installing new insulation in your home. Additionally, installing new insulation can reduce noise pollution so you can live in peace and quiet, save you a lot of money on energy costs, and enhance your health by reducing the formation of mold in your home.
If maintaining good health, conserving resources, and showcasing the beauty of your house are among your priorities as a homeowner, now might be the ideal time to think about installing new insulation.
The installation of fresh insulation is warranted for a number of main reasons.
1) Energy Savings … (2 comments)

contractor: 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)

contractor: 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 … (3 comments)

contractor: 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 … (3 comments)

contractor: 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 … (2 comments)

contractor: 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)

contractor: 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)

contractor: Be careful who you call for Radon Mitigation - 03/28/20 07:08 PM
Be careful with so called radon remediators. There are only a couple methods to properly route radon gas out of a home. I can't tell you how many times as a professional who is trained and certificated through NRPP and AARST I see systems installed by others that are completely ineffective. The big concern I have for you as a realtor is avoiding legal action due to negligently recommending someone who is unqualified to perform a service that can potentially be life threatening. The following Three examples have all happened within the last 60 days of writing this article.
Just this month … (3 comments)