3Rs Construction’s Top 5 Favorite Home Remodel Trends from 2016

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The popularity of home remodel shows such as Fixer Upper and Love It or List It 
have inspired homeowners to get creative when it's time to update living spaces.
3Rs Construction loves the inspiration too and we have some favorite trends that
were popular this year. 

Here's our Top 5 Countdown:

3Rs Construction Favorite 2016 Home Remodel Trends Number 5


Whether you are using geometric design in flooring, wallpaper, or a kitchen backsplash, this concept is a must if you want to create a modern looking space. The key is not to go overboard by having it everywhere. A single grand statement in the room is perfect for adding interest to a remodel.

3Rs-Construction Salem Oregon Favorite Geometric

3Rs Construction Favorite 2016 Home Remodel Trends Number 4


Here in Salem, Oregon, recycling or upcycling is always on trend. Giving old materials new life and new purpose is a great way to add a unique flair to your remodeled space. Try using old oak flooring as an accent wall in your bedroom, install barn wood as beams in a family room, or repurpose an antique cabinet as a bathroom vanity. Be sure to blend the old with new finishes for a chic look.

3Rs Construction Salem Oregon 2016 Favorite Reclaimed Materials

3Rs Construction Favorite 2016 Home Remodel Trends Number 3


Color is a great way to make a statement in any room and kitchens are no exception. Mixing colored base cabinets with neutral uppers provides a very relaxed and comfortable feeling. Or, consider making your island cabinets a different color. Unless you are naturally a bold and free-stylin’ person, stick with colors that don’t overpower the room. Gray is hot right now and subtle is classy!

3Rs Construction Salem Oregon 2016 Favorite Contrasting Cabinets

3Rs Construction Favorite 2016 Home Remodel Trends Number 2


The barn door phenomenon isn’t just about a useful door, but also about the hardware and décor interest it adds to a remodel. They can be installed as doors for a master bathroom, kitchen pantry, room divider, or to cover a hidden office space. The great thing about barn doors is that it can be mixed with our number four pick of reclaimed materials. Old or new, painted or natural, be sure to pick a style that enhances your home remodel.

3Rs Construction Salem Oregon 2016 Favorite Barn Doors

3Rs Construction Favorite 2016 Home Remodel Trends Number 1


Thanks to Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper, shiplap has grown rapidly in popularity! And why not?! It looks great and can be used in a variety of applications. Once again, use reclaimed materials or purchase new. Shiplap can be plain, painted, shabby chic, or refined. Run the board horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Be creative! Shiplap adds texture and dimension to kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms…any remodeled space! We picked shiplap as our number one favorite because it's versatile and timeless.

3Rs Construction Salem Oregon 2016 Favorite Shiplap

So, there you go!
Our favorite home remodel trends of 2016. If you would like to incorporate any of these ideas in your next home project, contact 3Rs Construction by phone, 503-363-1059 or click here to leave a message. We are the home remodel contractor in the Salem, Oregon area that you can trust. We look forward to serving you in 2017. Happy New Year!


by Janell Schomus for 3Rs Construction


Re-Blogged 2 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Joan Cox 12/30/2016 01:54 PM
  2. Gabe Sanders 01/06/2017 11:45 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Duane, great job on these remodel trends, and have re-blogged it! 

Dec 30, 2016 01:55 PM #1
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Duane, it's always fun to read about whatever the newest trend might be.  Love those barn doors!

Jan 02, 2017 04:11 PM #2
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Duane, I am not a fan of any of these except reclaimed and sliding barn doors.

Jan 06, 2017 11:52 PM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Duane West I just saw this on a reblog from Gabe Sanders.... what a great post...and I'm a big fan of contrasting cabinet colors.... very in...

Jan 07, 2017 03:54 AM #4
Lisa Antonio
The Couture Floor Company - Greenwich, CT
Residential and Commercial Flooring & Construction

Hi Duane,

     We love the reclaimed trend and it definietly isn't slowing down anytime soon! Also, using wood as accent walls are super stylish and a great accent to any room.

Jan 14, 2017 02:15 PM #5
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