Homeowner Resources

Preparation and planning before you remodel is key to your project success. Visit the NARI Consumer Blog for the latest resources, tips, trends, design, green, universal, and lead safety information. The more you know the more you can protect yourself during a remodel.

DIY or hire?

This quiz will help you decide which route is best for you in completion of your remodeling project—do it yourself or hire a professional.


NARI keeps you apprised of the latest design trends, as well as the latest tips for caring for your home and making it your dream space.


Green remodeling not only can save you money but create a healthier home environment for you and your family. NARI provides information on how to make green product choices and ensure you’re home is as energy-efficient as it can be.

Universal Design

Universal design refers to making your house comfortable and usable for all who live there. Although this can refer to modifications to stay in your home as you age, this could also mean making adjustments so that your kids could help you make dinner in the kitchen and more easily reach the counters. NARI provides information about simple universal design modifications and how they can help you make the best use of your home.

Lead Safety

In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule, outlining what needed to be done when remodeling a home built prior to 1978, in order to protect children under 6 and pregnant women. NARI provides you with detailed information that you need to make sure understand those rules and are protected when work is going on within your pre-1978 home.


NARI professionals provide you with the information you need to get your project done right. In addition, view NARI’s CotY Awards National winner announcement.