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.

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

December 29, 2016

2016: The Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is winding to a close.  Thanks to our wonderful team here at Dover, as well as our valued vendors, trades and customers, we’ve enjoyed another successful year, marking our 32nd in business, while establishing a few new milestones. Here are some highlights: Hellos and Good-byes. Our team grew in… Read 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

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

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

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

July 6, 2016

Create a Pet Paradise in Your Home

If you’re like me, your pet is considered a part of the family. So why not give your pet his/her own comfortable living space in your home? I’ve helped clients incorporate simple design ideas as part of their remodeling efforts, creating pet-friendly spaces and functional updates that not only pamper pets—they make the home more… Read More

June 22, 2016

Selecting the Right Tile for Your Bathroom or Kitchen Renovation

Whether you’re adding a new backsplash or installing new flooring throughout your home, choosing tile can be an overwhelming task: Natural stone or porcelain? Diagonal or herringbone installation? Colored grout or no grout line? As a designer at Dover Home Remodelers, my advice to customers is to think it through: Don’t simply choose a tile… Read More

April 7, 2016

Hiring A Professional Contractor Is Worth WAY More Than Your Time And Money…It’s Worth Your Peace of Mind and Contentment.

Plus a contractor checklist to review before your next project… We just wrapped up an extensive master bathroom remodel for a customer who had an unfortunate experience with a local contractor that was fraught with health issues and the contractor was ill-prepared and in way over his head as explained by the customer. A project… Read More

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