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 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

June 25, 2015

The Kitchen Makeover: Updating and Upgrading in Avon Lake, Post #1

Guest Blog Series by designer Chika Aizu I’m turning over my blog space for the next few weeks to designer Chika Aizu who is excited to provide a glimpse inside one of Dover’s latest home remodeling projects. MEET CHIKA: She is one of our talented and accomplished designers who joined Dover in early 2014. Born… Read More

June 11, 2015

Bringing it back: A 1928 classic with modern-day amenities, meticulous detail

Meet GUEST BLOGGER Shelley Bujdos.  An award-winning designer, Shelley has spent the past 15 years helping Dover customers create inspired and personal living spaces in their homes. Talented and inventive, Shelley manages the entire design process from redesign and layout, to selecting the right finishes, products and design elements that add personality and wow factor.  … Read More

May 28, 2015

Light, bright & functional: That’s what’s cookin’!

Meet GUEST BLOGGER Dave Frye: Certified remodeler. Meticulous craftsman. Award-winning designer. Known for his carefree, personal approach balanced by an expert eye for detail, Dave has been with Dover Home Remodelers for 29 years. He’s spent that time putting his industry knowledge and experience to work designing and managing projects of all scopes and sizes,… Read More

May 14, 2015

Creating a dream kitchen with personality & panache

Meet GUEST BLOGGER Eileen Orr: An accomplished designer, Eileen and her husband, Jim, founded Dover Home Remodelers in 1984. She has held various positions in the family-owned company over the years—but Eileen’s passion, and her incredible talent, remains designing spaces and delighting customers by helping them bring their renovation ideas and design vision to life. … Read More

August 21, 2014

A Little Prep Goes A Long Way: Living Through The Remodeling Process

You wouldn’t take a weekend road trip without packing an overnight bag. Similarly, you shouldn’t dive into a home remodeling project without planning ahead before the demolition begins. A big part of that preparation is understanding the scope of work—and how that is going to affect life in your home during construction. On HGTV, we… Read More

June 12, 2014

Remodeling A 1947 Fairview Park Classic: Part 4 In A Series

Located just off of the kitchen and overlooking the backyard, the sunroom in this charming home was anything but sunny: It had dark paneling on the walls making the room feel outdated and small. Our main charge was to create a continuous and inviting space that flowed effortlessly from the newly-remodeled kitchen . Bright and… Read More

May 29, 2014

Remodeling A 1947 Fairview Park Classic: Part 2 In Series

For this three-part renovation project, we began with the most labor-intensive and time-consuming segment of the job first—the kitchen. As you can see in this photo, the kitchen had been remodeled, yet functional cabinets, work space and countertops were non-existent. Soffits with lighting elements brought the ceiling lower and made the space feel small and… Read More

May 22, 2014

Remodeling A 1947 Fairview Park Classic: Part 1 In A Series

Many of us are enamored by the nostalgic charm and character of older homes—I’m one of those people; and as a designer, I’m also attracted to the quality construction built into these homes. However, renovation projects in older homes can often times be an adventure, as you never know quite what you’ll find under the… Read 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

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