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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.

November 14, 2019

Renovate Without Dating Your Home

Renovate without dating your home. Here’s how. Tune into virtually any digital channel and you’ve got home remodeling inspiration at your fingertips. Home design TV networks, blogs and social media channels are great sources for the latest trends and innovations in home renovation and design.  But, will incorporating these what’s-hot-now design elements into your remodel… Read More

October 24, 2019

Understanding the Home Renovation Timeline

Understanding the Home Renovation Timeline We’ve become an instant-gratification society.  So many of the things that we need or want are available at our fingertips–flight updates, groceries, directions. It should be no surprise that when I meet with new clients, they expect to have their kitchen renovation or new bathroom completed in warp speed. But,… Read More

October 10, 2019

Make the Right Choice In Hardwood Flooring

Make the Right Choice In Hardwood Flooring. Here’s How. Which type of hardwood is right for your home? It’s a question we get at Dover almost every day. There are so many thing to consider when choosing a flooring product for your home remodeling application: environmental conditions, lifestyle, aesthetics. In my last post,  I covered… Read More

October 3, 2019

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying Hardwood Flooring

Everything you need to know before buying hardwood flooring. Whether your home style is traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between, hardwood is a great choice in floor covering that stands the test of time. But with so many options, how do you choose the best product for your home application? It’s wise to educate yourself… Read More

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

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