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.

September 14, 2016

Meet Rick Pichola, RA- Senior Architect at Dover Home Remodelers

Our team at Dover is excited to welcome new Senior Architect Rick Pichola. Northeast Ohio is home to Rick; he grew up in Elyria, graduated from Elyria Catholic High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kent State University. He brings with him a great deal of talent and experience: Rick is a… Read More

August 31, 2016

Can You Feel It? Ideas for Using Texture to Add Depth to Newly Renovated Space

It used to be that color was the go-to for adding interest or the “wow” factor to a home. But that was then—and this is now: Today’s home remodeling trends incorporate texture to add drama and depth to interiors, from contemporary to classic design styles. “We’re seeing a lot of our customers leaning toward white… Read More

August 17, 2016

Tips for Creating a Seamless Transition When Adding on New Space to Your Home

Flip through the pages of fashion magazines or even home décor publications: It’s clear that mixing patterns is all the rage these days. But that rule does not apply to home additions. When adding on new space to your home, it is best to create a space that flows seamlessly with the home’s existing architecture… Read More

August 3, 2016

Two Projects That Transform Unused Space

Isn’t it great when you pull on a jacket from the back of your closet and find a $20 bill in the pocket? Converting unused space in your home is much the same: It’s taking something that you didn’t realize you had, and making good use of it. There are a few “conversion” design projects… Read More

July 20, 2016

Extend Your Living Space Outside

It’s that time of year again when we’re ready to head outside for some fresh air. That outdoor appeal is the spark that gets our wheels turning to design creative ways to add outdoor living space to our homes to gain more practical, livable square footage. As a designer at Dover Home Remodelers in North Olmsted,… Read More

July 6, 2016

Create a Pet Paradise in Your Home

If you’re like me, your pet is considered a part of the family. So why not give your pet his/her own comfortable living space in your home? I’ve helped clients incorporate simple design ideas as part of their remodeling efforts, creating pet-friendly spaces and functional updates that not only pamper pets—they make the home more… Read More

June 22, 2016

Selecting the Right Tile for Your Bathroom or Kitchen Renovation

Whether you’re adding a new backsplash or installing new flooring throughout your home, choosing tile can be an overwhelming task: Natural stone or porcelain? Diagonal or herringbone installation? Colored grout or no grout line? As a designer at Dover Home Remodelers, my advice to customers is to think it through: Don’t simply choose a tile… Read More

June 8, 2016

Smart Design Ideas that Simplify Everyday Tasks

Who among us doesn’t want more space? Or to be more organized? I’m always looking for clever ways to help homeowners pack more punch in their newly renovated space with creative design innovations that help save time, create more usable space and make everyday living a bit more organized and manageable.  Here are my go-to… Read More

May 25, 2016

Dover Project Feature: CotY Award Winning Bathroom Remodel 2nd Place: $15,000 – $30,000 Category. Post 2 OF 2

This post picks up where we left off last week… Dover Home Remodelers was recently honored with a NARI Contractor of the Year Award for our work on a quintessential 1950’s bathroom renovation. This is the final blog in the two-part series that featured the project, demonstrating how we brought our customer’s design dreams to… Read More

May 18, 2016

Dover Project Feature: CotY Award Winning Bathroom Remodel 2nd Place: $15,000 – $30,000 Category. Post 1 of 2

Dover Home Remodelers was recently honored with a NARI Contractor of the Year Award for our work on a quintessential 1950’s bathroom renovation. This first post in the two-part series details the project with before, during and after photos that demonstrate how we brought our customer’s design dreams to reality. The year was 1950-something, and… Read More

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