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.

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

October 27, 2016

Light It Right: Tips for Selecting Lighting Fixtures

Successful design is the sum of its parts. Think about putting together a great outfit: You start with basics and then layer on accessories to make it really pop. To do home lighting right, that same layering approach is a must. As a designer at Dover Home Remodelers in North Olmsted, Ohio, it’s my job… Read More

October 12, 2016

Looking Ahead: Home Remodeling Trends for 2017

This week I’m turning over my blog to two of Dover’s talented designers, Chika Aizu and Amy Tilow. Together, they’re weighing in on the home design and remodeling trends for the kitchen and bath that they predict will lead the way as we head into 2017. As designers at Dover Home Remodelers, we work every… Read More

September 28, 2016

The Home Maintenance Checklist For Fall and Winter

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The adage is particularly true when dealing with seasonal home maintenance in Northeast Ohio. By taking a proactive approach, you’ll have ample time to manage many of the tasks yourself and to arrange for help with other items, as needed. In the long run, you’ll… Read 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

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