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.

July 19, 2017

Kitchen Renovation: From Closed-in Colonial to Open-concept Living Blog #4 of 4 in a series

BLOG #4 of 4 IN A SERIES Our team at Dover was thrilled to be honored by NARI with a Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award for a kitchen renovation completed for our customer in Strongsville. Enjoy this final blog post by designer Chika Aizu that completes the project walkthrough, with details about our design. … Read More

July 13, 2017

Kitchen Renovation: From Closed-in Colonial to Open-concept Living Blog #3 of 4 in a series

BLOG #3 of 4 IN A SERIES Our team at Dover was thrilled to be honored by NARI with a Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award for a kitchen renovation completed for our customer in Strongsville. Enjoy this guest blog series by designer Chika Aizu that takes you on a project walkthrough, with details about… Read More

July 6, 2017

Kitchen Renovation: From Closed-in Colonial to Open-concept Living Blog #2 of 4 in a series

BLOG #2 of 4 IN A SERIES Our team at Dover was thrilled to be honored by NARI with a Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award for a kitchen renovation completed for our customer in Strongsville. Enjoy this guest blog series by designer Chika Aizu that takes you on a project walkthrough, with details about… Read More

June 29, 2017

Kitchen Renovation: From Closed-in Colonial to Open-concept Living

Guest Blog: Designer Chika Aizu BLOG #1 of 4 IN A SERIES Our team at Dover was recently honored by NARI with a Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award: Honorable Mention: Kitchen $60,001-$100,000. For the next four weeks, I’m turning over my blog to designer Chika Aizu who managed this award-winning project. I hope you’ll… Read More

May 25, 2017

Get ready for home design inspiration: The NARI Remodeled Homes Tour

It’s hard for me to resist the temptation of walking through a model home. If you can relate, and share that love for home design, then mark your calendar for the NARI Remodeled Homes Tour, June 10-11, 2017. This Tour features remodeling trends only—no new-builds. So if you’re looking for inspiration for your own home… Read More

March 30, 2017

The Expo Wrap Up

This past weekend, we closed the books on another successful Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo at the Huntington Convention Center downtown.  While the gorgeous and unseasonably warm spring weather kept the big crowds away, we did visit with lots of potential new customers who were serious about their home remodeling projects.   Over the next… 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

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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