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

Reblogger Joan Cox
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

More and more homeowners are enjoying the equity they have in their homes, and remodeling.    We are seeing lots of barn doors, some reclaimed wood, and the two tones cabinets are not as popular as they were a few years ago.     Sadly, wallpaper is making a comeback......    Duane did a great job with his remodel trends - thanks!  

Original content by Duane West 190818

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


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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for this re-blog, Joan.  There's some great information in this post.

Dec 30, 2016 06:01 PM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is an excellent selection for a reblog and good information to share.

Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2016 06:06 PM #2
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Nice reblog Joan Cox; I'm  with you when it comes to wallpaper ...

Dec 30, 2016 08:26 PM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and your family. Good luck in achieving your goals in 2017.

Dec 31, 2016 04:44 AM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Love seeing the trends. We are thinking of adding a barn door for a laundry room. Out of necessity rather than style, but I think it's going to be fun. D 

Jan 02, 2017 10:00 AM #5
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Joan, this is a great one to reblog!  I'm wondering if these are trends that will last.

Jan 02, 2017 04:08 PM #6
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Joan, these are all excellent tips and we hopefully will be doing some remodeling at our home to get it ready to sell. 

Jan 11, 2017 01:48 PM #7
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