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.

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

August 28, 2013

Design Topic: Transitional: Not Too Hard; Not Too Soft

Maybe you have a favorite style design. For me, Transitional design is right up at the top because it’s classic and timeless. It’s not too formal or fussy, and it blends the comfort and warmth of traditional design with the clean lines and neutral colors of contemporary design. If comfort and practicality is your furnishing… Read More

August 14, 2013

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

A wise consumer knows what to expect from a purchase. We take many purchases for granted. For example, it’s likely you’ve purchased many pairs of shoes, even several cars. So you know what to expect. Unlike shoes or cars, when you undertake a home remodeling project there’s often little past experience to help you understand… Read More

July 31, 2013

Kitchen Transformations: From Indoors To Outdoors

Outdoor rooms are simply an extension of your home, and whether you live in Ohio or California, one of the biggest home remodeling trends is creating outdoor living space. It can be as simple as fixing up your patio or porch to extend your living space or as major as an addition to your home… Read More

July 15, 2013

What To Ask When Interviewing A Contractor

It’s a big deal to hire a contractor to remodel your home, even if it’s just a small project. From the initial steps of deciding to actually remodel to figuring out “what’s next”, you want to make sure you’re choosing the right people for the job. Most people find contractors through referrals, signs in their… Read More

June 17, 2013

Design Topic: Cottage Style – Comfortable, Cozy… And Chic

Cottage Style is not only a design trend, it’s also a frame of mind. Day after day, we’re connected to smart phones, iPads, and computers. We sit on ergonomic, highly-styled office chairs at work or sleek automobiles with tons of gadgets as we drive from appointment to appointment. Life is hectic and we feel rushed during… Read More

May 28, 2013

An Architect Is More Than Icing On The Cake

I sometimes think that an architect is one of the most underappreciated resources for home additions and major remodeling projects. A good architect along with a talented design team have the skills to combine your vision with the deviled details, right down to the last inch of construction. Many people ask me, “What does an… Read More

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