home: 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)

home: 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If your bathroom is looking tired and out-of-date, chances are you’re dreaming of a new room with all the bells and whistles!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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 10 Things You Must Do in A Wildfire Evacuation - 09/09/20 11:15 AM
Make A Plan In Advance of an Emergency
 
1. Listen to local alerts and FOLLOW the warnings. – Nothing you have is worth risking your life
2. Pack your valuables and essentials early, BEFORE you have to... (25 Things to Pack for an Evacuation)
3. Change the recording on your cell phone to let your family know you are OK and you are busy at the moment. Don’t waste time on the phone.
4. Make a 5-minute plan and a 3-minute plan so you are ready no matter what happens.
5.. Pack a vehicle that is best for travel.
6. Take video of the entire interior of your home including … (0 comments)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: Environmental Disinfecting for Homes - 03/20/20 02:20 PM
5 Proven Ways to Protect Your Home During Flu Season 
Everyone wants their home to be a safe place. It’s your place of refuge and you want to protect the ones you love. When illness or the unexpected occur, you want solutions that are quick and affordable. That’s why 3Rs Construction provides Disinfecting and air quality services like:Thermal Fogging, ULV Cold Fogging, Electrostatic Sprays, Hydroxyl Generators, and Ozone Gas
1.  Thermal Fogging An Effective Cleaning method for molds, and odors Safe for People and Pets Economical Leaves No Residue 2. ULV Cold Fogging An Effective Cleaning Method for Virus, Bacteria, Molds, and Odors Causing … (0 comments)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 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)

home: 5 Design Elements to Consider When Remodeling Your Dining Room - 11/22/17 02:54 PM
INSPIRING REMODEL TIPS FROM 3Rs CONSTRUCTIONThe year-end holiday season motivates people to think about meals with family and friends. And when meals and entertaining become the focus, kitchen and dining room space (or the lack of space) becomes an issue. Doing a kitchen and dining remodel together makes perfect sense but may not be in the budget. Giving your dining room an update may be just the ticket!
So with all the socializing going on these days, updating your dining space is a great way to make it more functional for your lifestyle. Open concept in home design is still very popular because of … (1 comments)

home: Replace or Repair Your Deck For Year Round Entertaining! - 09/29/17 11:36 AM
 Outdoor Living InspirationOregonians can't let a little rain dampen their outdoor entertaining experiences. Here in Salem, we adjust as needed to make good use of our homes and outdoor living space!
Decks, patios, pergolas, and gazebos are great additions to your home. A deck expands your options for gathering places when you have friends and family come to visit. Even in preparation for the winter holiday season, there's no reason deck space needs to be off limits.
 
Consider these TEN tips from
3Rs Construction to expand the use
of your deck for year-round enjoyment:
 
Add a permanent or retractable cover. Install a kitchen … (0 comments)