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.

June 6, 2014

Remodeling A 1947 Fairview Park Classic: Part 3 In A Series

Today’s new-build home designs feature master baths as part of a master bedroom suite—but that was not the case 70 years ago. In my experience as a designer, I see modern-day homeowners re-interpret space and get creative with remodeling projects to make the most of the good stuff that they have in their older homes…. Read More

May 29, 2014

Remodeling A 1947 Fairview Park Classic: Part 2 In Series

For this three-part renovation project, we began with the most labor-intensive and time-consuming segment of the job first—the kitchen. As you can see in this photo, the kitchen had been remodeled, yet functional cabinets, work space and countertops were non-existent. Soffits with lighting elements brought the ceiling lower and made the space feel small and… Read More

May 22, 2014

Remodeling A 1947 Fairview Park Classic: Part 1 In A Series

Many of us are enamored by the nostalgic charm and character of older homes—I’m one of those people; and as a designer, I’m also attracted to the quality construction built into these homes. However, renovation projects in older homes can often times be an adventure, as you never know quite what you’ll find under the… Read More

May 5, 2014

Meet Dover’s Growing Team

We’ve been very fortunate over the years to be able to attract and retain good people at Dover. Truly, our employees here are more like family, and as such, there is a great deal of time, thought and effort that goes into every new hire that we bring on as a part of our team…. Read More

March 27, 2014

Design-Build: It’s A lot More Than LEGOs®

Design-Build is a wonderful tool for the homeowner with a large remodeling project and today’s “Dialogs with Dover” video discusses the definite advantages of the Design-Build process. Simply put, Design-Build Remodeling is a system of contracting with one company handling the architectural/engineering designs, the proposal and construction all under one single contract.  As the client,… Read More

March 11, 2014

Fresh Remodeling Ideas At The New Home Expo Show

Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo March 14-16, 2014 NEW Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Ave. Visit Dover Home Remodelers @Booth #551 It’s almost springtime and most of us are getting that itch to open the windows, let the fresh air in and dig into some projects around the house. And with the winter we’ve had… Read 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

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