picking a designer/remodeler:

we make a lot of decisions every day. some are more difficult than others. finding a qualified designer should not be a difficult decision.

while selecting a designer may not be life threatening, it will be a decision you will have to live with for many years, therefore it behooves you to find someone who is qualified for your job and someone you can work with.

how do you do this? here are a few ways…
• whether the referral comes from a friend, colleague or prior client, nothing speaks better than an actual person.
• check references
• make sure they have proper insurance
• look for specific industry certifications

other sources are the national kitchen and bath association (nkba) , the national association of the remodeling industry (nari) and the environmental protection agency (epa).

the mission of the nkba is "to enhance member success and excellence by promoting professionalism and ethical business practices, and providing leadership and direction for the kitchen and bathroom industry." "over the past 37 years, nkba has pioneered industry research, business management tools, one of the largest trade shows in the country and set standards for design to conform with everyday living." go to nkbaindiana.org to find a list of all the certified designers in indiana.

nari members are committed to being:
• professional: ethical and honest, committed to high standards
• open: diverse and respectful; inclusive of many views and dedicated to free expression
• progressive: informed and knowledgeable; resourceful and flexible
• member focused: focused on the importance of success, return on investment and profit lives.
the national association of the remodeling industry is dedicated to being the best resource for knowledge and training in the remodeling industry. go to nariindy.com to find a list of all nari members and certified remodelers in central indiana.


the mission of epa is to protect human health and the environment. epa's lead renovation, repair and painting rule (rrp rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by epa (or an epa authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by epa-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices. go to cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_firm.htm to locate a certified lead safe renovator near you.