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.

July 23, 2014

Design Topic: Planning Makes It Perfect.

I’m a planner. I feel more on top of my game when I know what lies ahead every day. My penchant for organizing meetings and project schedules is more of a blessing than it is a curse in this business: As a builder, planning is the all-important first step to any successful project. When we… Read More

July 10, 2014

Why Budget?

There’s something about discussing money that can make people feel a bit uneasy. So often, we find that customers are leery to share their thoughts about budgets in advance. When asked if they have a budget number in mind, most homeowners say that they don’t know, simply because they’ve never managed a remodeling project before…. Read More

June 26, 2014

Let’s Head Outside!

These long, warm summer days and comfortable evenings are what we wait for all year long in Northeast Ohio. At Dover, we are seeing more homeowners add on outdoor living spaces to gain more practical square footage while taking advantage of the outdoors during our beautiful spring, summer and fall seasons. In terms of investment,… Read More

June 12, 2014

Remodeling A 1947 Fairview Park Classic: Part 4 In A Series

Located just off of the kitchen and overlooking the backyard, the sunroom in this charming home was anything but sunny: It had dark paneling on the walls making the room feel outdated and small. Our main charge was to create a continuous and inviting space that flowed effortlessly from the newly-remodeled kitchen . Bright and… Read 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

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