Remodeling your home is a big descision but it also creates the opportunity to add safety, comfort and energy-efficient products and features that add greater enjoyment and savings on monthly utility bills.
When planning your remodel, take the time to evaluate how energy-efficient your current home is. Use NARI's Energy Efficiency best practices to lead the way.
Another safety related concern is the impact that lead and lead paint may have on you and your family. Ask your contractor company if they understand and follow best practices. Learn more about Lead Safety.
Universal Design is another area of best practice that should be considered. Planning for safety and accessibilty will add more to you remodel project regardless of the room but especially for kitchen and bathrooms remodels. Taking the time to consider how universal design could be incorporated might be the different between changes that support accessibility, safety and comfort now versus modifications that may need to be made in the future.