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.

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

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

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

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 6, 2013

Have You Heard About Houzz?

How can I describe Houzz? It’s probably the largest home remodeling, furnishing, product inspiration board site on the Internet. It’s also one of the easiest ways for people to get the design insight, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. You can find everything, from a complete… Read More

April 23, 2013

Incorporating Color Trends To Enhance Your Home

Each year Pantone comes up with the Color of the Year. This year it’s Emerald Green. But Pantone also offers a whole range of colors for your home. But I find that, in addition to color trends, there are always new design trends that people are curious about. As part of the Dover Design Team,… Read More

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