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 18, 2015

You CAN Simplify How To Plan Your Next Remodeling Project

We’ve been incredibly busy at Dover—and I’m finding that my customers are, too: We’re all balancing, managing, multi-tasking. So with that in mind, I’m re-posting a blog from 2013 about simplifying your next remodeling project. (But first, I edited it into more manageable chunks of information.) Here’s to making your next home renovation project simple… Read More

November 5, 2015

What To Ask When Interviewing a Contractor

At some point, most of us will need to find a reliable contractor to work in our homes, whether it’s finishing a basement or a kitchen renovation. My blog from July 2013 offers some great tips and outlines questions to ask your contractor during the interview process to help you make the right choice. Here… Read More

October 21, 2015

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

October 7, 2015

Wrapping Up Cleveland’s 2015 NARI Remodeled Homes Tour

It’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words—but it can only tell part of the story. Behind every fabulous home remodel photo is the real thing. And that real-home experience is what visitors got when they visited the 2015 NARI Remodeled Homes Tour the last weekend in September. For our team at Dover,… Read More

September 21, 2015

Dover’s Whole-House Renovation part of Cleveland’s 2015 NARI Remodeled Homes Tour

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy home tours: it’s like being a kid in a candy store. High-end parade of homes events are great for dream-home ideas and style tips. But the upcoming NARI Remodeled Homes Tour is one that I’m particularly excited about because it has unique and universal appeal—it offers… Read More

September 16, 2015

Revisit Dover’s Award-Winning Home Remodel

I’m having a throwback moment: This blog is a guest post by Dover designer Shelley Bujdos that ran back in June. It’s one that I think is worthy of a second read: Shelley walks us through a dramatic whole-house remodel in Rocky River with serious wow factor. This project not only earned Dover First Place… Read More

August 27, 2015

Home Remodeling Help: Choosing Countertops

Just like fashion, home design trends come and go.  That’s one of the most exciting things about the home remodeling industry: It is constantly evolving. We see that with the introduction of new, improved countertop materials and style options. Things just keep getting better. With all of the available choices, selecting the right countertop can… Read More

August 13, 2015

Get ready: Preparing for a home remodeling project

When it comes to home remodeling projects the common denominator that I find no matter the size or scope of the work: Homeowners want to start right away. And that’s only natural—once you’ve committed to the project, you’re excited to get the ball rolling. From our vantage point as the contractor, there are a few… Read More

July 23, 2015

FINAL IN A THREE-PART SERIES – Updating and upgrading in Avon Lake: Post #3

To achieve a more contemporary look in their new kitchen, the homeowners decided on a clean, white-on-white color scheme with natural stone surfaces and bamboo flooring. They did their homework and knew what they wanted, referencing Houzz for the majority of their fixtures and finishes. And while Houzz is a good tool for homeowners to… Read More

July 9, 2015

Updating and upgrading in Avon Lake: Post #2

The overall vision for the new kitchen was a sleek, fresh and more contemporary space: The homeowners wanted a functional kitchen that was also inviting and that blurred the lines between their kitchen and living space in the adjoining family room to create an open and airy feel. Our designers and architects worked to create… Read More

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