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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. And new in 2019, check out our monthly blogs featuring the latest trends and information on floor and tile from Tschaun Procaccini, Flooring Manager for the Dover Floor & Tile Center.

May 30, 2019

How To Choose The Right Carpet For Your Home 

How To Choose The Right Carpet For Your Home  Some things in life have universal appeal, and the smell of new carpet is one of them. It conjures up a fresh, clean feeling—which is precisely what new carpeting brings to your home—along with other benefits like added warmth, comfort and noise-dampening qualities.   But with so many carpeting options out there, where do you… Read More

April 4, 2019

Planning Makes Perfect: How to Navigate the Remodeling Process 

  Planning Makes Perfect: How to Navigate 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 before the demolition begins. A big part of that preparation is understanding the scope of work—and how that is going to affect life… Read More

February 21, 2019

Love Your Home

  Rekindle Your Love for Your Home.  During a few recent new-customer meetings, I have had homeowners struggle with the perennial question: Is this renovation project good for resale value? My advice: Do what you love! After all, this is your home. Why not make changes and updates that suit your personal style? Why not… Read More

August 16, 2018

The DIY home maintenance checklist for Fall and Winter 

This blog is a repost from 2016—and it’s worth repeating. Smart maintenance ideas are always relevant; this post offers a simple checklist for basic tasks to be completed before we transition into the cool-weather seasons.    The DIY home maintenance checklist for fall and winter  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The… Read More

February 28, 2018

Resale Value vs. Enjoyment: Tips For Making Home Remodeling Choices

We all want 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. As a designer, too often I see homeowners over-think decisions about their home remodeling projects: Approximately 90% of the jobs that I quote, the first question… Read More

February 15, 2018

Right On Hue – Ideas For Incorporating Color In Your Kitchen Remodel

Right On Hue. Ideas for incorporating color in your kitchen remodel When it comes to bringing color into the kitchen, many homeowners take an all-or-nothing approach. What I hear most often from customers during the design stage of a kitchen remodel is that their overwhelming fear is committing to a color that will lock them… Read More

November 2, 2017

Break out of the armoire: Trends and tips for displaying your TV 

Break out of the armoire: Trends and tips for displaying your TV  With the advent of wireless connectivity, the television is no longer relegated to the family room. Families today are enjoying their favorite sitcoms in the kitchen and catching the early morning news in their bathrooms. Here are a few suggestions to harmoniously work… 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

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

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