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.

March 16, 2017

Dover Wins Big at 2017 NARI CotY Awards!

What a night it was for our talented Dover team last Friday at the NARI Evening of Excellence featuring the 2017 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards. And we didn’t go home empty handed! Dover brought home awards in three categories: FIRST PLACE – Interior renovation: $175,000-$250,000 FIRST PLACE – Bathroom remodel: $30,001-$45,000 HONORABLE MENTION… Read More

March 8, 2017

Dover Is All In: The 2017 NARI CotY Awards

The Greater Cleveland area is home to many talented residential remodeling contractors—which is why it’s such a rewarding experience to compete for the NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards. This year, our team at Dover submitted four projects for consideration—all managed by female designers—in the following categories: Bathroom remodel: $30,001-$45,000 Bathroom remodel: $45,001-$60,000 Kitchen… Read More

February 15, 2017

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Home Remodeler – Second in a two-part series

Picking up where we left off in our last blog, here are Items #6-10: some pitfalls to avoid when hiring a remodeling contractor: NOT ASKING IF THE CONTRACTOR IS INSURED AND BONDED Confirm that the contractor has liability insurance. This is important on so many levels. If a worker gets injured while on the job… Read More

February 9, 2017

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Home Remodeler – First in a two-part series

So often, homeowners approach Dover after an unpleasant renovation experience with another contractor, asking for our help to complete or redo work in their homes. Unfortunately, there are contractors out there that make promises, yet don’t follow through. While none of us has a crystal ball that shows the guaranteed outcome of our remodeling project,… Read More

January 26, 2017

Matt Muenster Draws Crowds at the NARI Home Improvement Show

The unseasonably warm weather brought the crowds out in droves to the 36th annual NARI Home Improvement Show this past weekend—and it’s safe to say that HGTV’s Matt Muenster was a big part of the attraction, too.  While he was on stage, every chair was full. Dover sponsored Matt’s guest appearance at the show so… Read More

January 16, 2017

Experience home renovation inspiration: The NARI Home Improvement Show January 19-22, 2017, The Cleveland I-X Center

If you’re looking for fresh ideas for breathing new life into your home, then head to the 36th annual NARI Home Improvement Show: It’s the ultimate resource for the latest in home products, services and design trends. The Show features local contractors, designers and distributors and offers how-to clinics, and DIY presentations—everything you need to master… Read More

December 29, 2016

2016: The Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is winding to a close.  Thanks to our wonderful team here at Dover, as well as our valued vendors, trades and customers, we’ve enjoyed another successful year, marking our 32nd in business, while establishing a few new milestones. Here are some highlights: Hellos and Good-byes. Our team grew in… Read More

December 8, 2016

The Down Low on Basement Renovation Trends

The American basement has come a long way. It used to be that basements were damp, musty spaces relegated to seasonal storage. But times have changed. Today’s basements hold a wealth of potential that, when tapped, provides livable square footage for everything from home theaters and fitness centers to sports bars. Our team at Dover… Read More

November 22, 2016

We Appreciate YOU!

All the best for a healthy and bountiful Thanksgiving holiday.

November 9, 2016

The Recap: 2016 Home Remodeling Trends

This week I’m turning my blog over to Shelley Bujdos, one Dover’s accomplished, and acclaimed, designers. Based on her firsthand experience with homeowners, Shelley is recapping the leading home design and remodeling trends from 2016. It’s been another busy year at Dover, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Because I work hand… Read More

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