December 10, 2014

Don’t Fight Your House

Most of us have a favorite pair of jeans hanging in our closet—the ones that fit just right and are comfortable from the moment we slip them on. The beauty of a go-to staple piece like these jeans is tat they can be fashioned to suit new style trends based on what we pair with… Read More

November 24, 2014

Giving Thanks

It happened again this year: the holidays just seemed to creep up on us when we weren’t looking—just like the shockingly early snowfall.  So with Thanksgiving almost here, I’ve decided not to worry about preparation and to-do lists and just enjoy spending time with friends and family. This season more than at any other time,… Read More

November 12, 2014

You’ve Got Questions; We’ve Got Answers

Have you ever wondered where you can go to get sound advice about how to choose a contractor for your remodeling project…or about what to expect during the renovation process? Our team at Dover Home Remodelers has the answers. Over the past two years, we’ve developed and released a series of short informational videos that… Read More

October 23, 2014

Resale Vs. Enjoyment: The Ultimate Home-Improvement Quandary

We’re all looking to make smart investment choices. Whether it’s a college savings plan or a home improvement project, the goal is to get the greatest rate of return. While I am a thoughtful investor—and I see the value in doing my homework before I make a financial commitment—too often I see homeowners over-think decisions… Read More

October 8, 2014

For Better Or For Worse: How To Combine His & Hers Design Styles

As a newlywed, this design topic really hits home for me. Based on life in my own home, and drawing from my experience designing spaces for homeowners who have been together from three months to more than 30 years, it’s safe to say that one of the secrets to a happy home is the ability… Read More

September 17, 2014

Family First: Remodeling Solutions For Today’s Busy Lives

Is it just me, or are we all busier today than we were five years ago?  As I meet with customers, I reaffirm my stand that young families, empty-nesters and newlyweds alike are all busier than ever these days with careers, school, extracurricular and volunteer activities… the list goes on. What’s great about our industry… Read More

September 3, 2014

Partnering With Your Remodeling Contractor

When you sign an agreement with a remodeling contractor, it’s much more than a work order—it’s the beginning of a relationship. And like any relationship, the key to success is having two parties that are equally committed and well balanced. The best way to find the ideal fit is to interview contractors first. Of course,… 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

July 23, 2014

Design Topic: Planning Makes It Perfect.

I’m a planner. I feel more on top of my game when I know what lies ahead every day. My penchant for organizing meetings and project schedules is more of a blessing than it is a curse in this business: As a builder, planning is the all-important first step to any successful project. When we… Read More

July 10, 2014

Why Budget?

There’s something about discussing money that can make people feel a bit uneasy. So often, we find that customers are leery to share their thoughts about budgets in advance. When asked if they have a budget number in mind, most homeowners say that they don’t know, simply because they’ve never managed a remodeling project before…. Read More