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 20, 2014

You Can Quote Me On That

At this point in the process it’s likely you’ve had several conversations with your contractor. Your discussions should include what the scope of work for the project consists of, design ideas, products being used and a general idea of what the cost will be. Before you start on any home improvement project, it is important… Read More

January 6, 2014

Why Prioritize?

Without realizing it, we set priorities every day. Taking the faster, less scenic route to work on a hectic day. Saving that nice check from the IRS for the kids’ education rather than a long vacation. We do so because it serves our immediate needs. Setting priorities is just as, if not more, important when… Read More

December 4, 2013

Making “Modern” Work In Your Space

For people who have a penchant for the clean lines and sleek finish of modern design, contemporary isn’t just a fad. It’s what they are drawn to, it’s what they love—and most often, it’s the ideal fit for their lifestyle. Done right, modern style is strikingly beautiful, not sterile. It’s masculine and strong. And always,… Read More

November 12, 2013

You CAN Simplify How To Plan Your Next Remodeling Project

When researching your home remodeling project, think of the Internet as your best friend. Truly, the Internet offers you an abundance of information. The fourth video in our “Dialogues with Dover” can also supply some ideas for you. When you are trying to find contractors on the Internet search for contractor directories, and check out… Read More

October 3, 2013

Do You Know What To Expect During The Remodel Process? Part Two

In our last video, part one of What to Expect During the Remodeling Process, we discussed the step-by-step process that you should expect from the home remodeling contractor you’ve selected. In the second part of this video, a continuation of What to Expect During the Remodeling Process, we’ll discuss the next steps, including the importance… Read More

August 14, 2013

Do You Know What To Expect During The Remodel Process? Part I

A wise consumer knows what to expect from a purchase. We take many purchases for granted. For example, it’s likely you’ve purchased many pairs of shoes, even several cars. So you know what to expect. Unlike shoes or cars, when you undertake a home remodeling project there’s often little past experience to help you understand… Read More

July 15, 2013

What To Ask When Interviewing A Contractor

It’s a big deal to hire a contractor to remodel your home, even if it’s just a small project. From the initial steps of deciding to actually remodel to figuring out “what’s next”, you want to make sure you’re choosing the right people for the job. Most people find contractors through referrals, signs in their… Read More

May 28, 2013

An Architect Is More Than Icing On The Cake

I sometimes think that an architect is one of the most underappreciated resources for home additions and major remodeling projects. A good architect along with a talented design team have the skills to combine your vision with the deviled details, right down to the last inch of construction. Many people ask me, “What does an… 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

March 25, 2013

Where To Begin?

We all ask ourselves, “Where to begin?” when undertaking a new task. For readers of this blog, it might be, “Where do I begin to plan a remodeling project for my home?” For me, when I decided to write this blog I asked, “How do I begin to tell you about Dover Home Remodelers?” So… Read More

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