Dover Remodeling Blog


Embrace design innovation with Beth Orr as she keeps you up to date on the latest home design trends, new products, renovation ideas and more.

February 20, 2014

You Can Quote Me On That

At this point in the process it’s likely you’ve had several conversations with your contractor. Your discussions should include what the scope of work for the project consists of, design ideas, products being used and a general idea of what the cost will be. Before you start on any home improvement project, it is important… Read More

February 4, 2014

30 Years And Growing Strong

The year was 1984: The Soviet Union boycotted the summer Olympic Games in LA, Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial, and Apple introduced its iconic Macintosh personal computer—this, before the advent of the worldwide web.  It’s safe to say that we’ve come a long way over the past… Read More

January 27, 2014

Despite the weather, crowds gather at NARI show for home design inspiration

Those who braved the elements this past weekend found themselves warming up to home improvement ideas, hot new fixtures and products at the 33rd Annual NARI Home Improvement Show. While the crowds this year were not as sizeable as those in the past (particularly during the cold early-morning hours), we did see that the people… Read More

January 21, 2014

Design Inspiration Found

NARI Home Improvement Show January 23 – 26, 2014, The Cleveland IX Center Visit Dover Home @Booth #814 The winter weather has many of us in Northeast Ohio focusing our energy on decidedly warmer indoor projects. If you are looking for ideas, inspiration, resources, products, insight and all things remodeling – and home improvement-related –… Read More

January 6, 2014

Why Prioritize?

Without realizing it, we set priorities every day. Taking the faster, less scenic route to work on a hectic day. Saving that nice check from the IRS for the kids’ education rather than a long vacation. We do so because it serves our immediate needs. Setting priorities is just as, if not more, important when… Read More

December 4, 2013

Making “Modern” Work In Your Space

For people who have a penchant for the clean lines and sleek finish of modern design, contemporary isn’t just a fad. It’s what they are drawn to, it’s what they love—and most often, it’s the ideal fit for their lifestyle. Done right, modern style is strikingly beautiful, not sterile. It’s masculine and strong. And always,… Read More

November 12, 2013

You CAN Simplify How To Plan Your Next Remodeling Project

When researching your home remodeling project, think of the Internet as your best friend. Truly, the Internet offers you an abundance of information. The fourth video in our “Dialogues with Dover” can also supply some ideas for you. When you are trying to find contractors on the Internet search for contractor directories, and check out… Read More

October 17, 2013

Design Topic: Traditional Style – Elegant, Sophisticated & Timeless

When I think traditional style, I think timeless classics—like the quintessential gold-buttoned navy blue blazer fashioned by Norman Hilton back in 1963: It’s been a mainstay in the closets of the well-dressed for the past century. In every sense, the prep-school blazer is a case study in traditional style. Traditional design in the home follows… Read More

October 3, 2013

Do You Know What To Expect During The Remodel Process? Part Two

In our last video, part one of What to Expect During the Remodeling Process, we discussed the step-by-step process that you should expect from the home remodeling contractor you’ve selected. In the second part of this video, a continuation of What to Expect During the Remodeling Process, we’ll discuss the next steps, including the importance… Read More

September 18, 2013

The Latest And Greatest From Jenn-Air

As consumers, there is just something about new model releases that captures our attention. Whether it’s a side-by-side refrigerator or a smartphone, new product designs embody the latest and greatest the industry has to offer—and often have us pining for ways to incorporate these products into our everyday lives. Early last week Eileen and I… Read More

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