A recent survey found that outcome and design were the most important factors in determining project satisfaction for a home remodel. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) poll  found that 49 percent of homeowners said outcome and design were the most important. Twenty-two percent said having their needs met was most important for their satisfaction, while 20 percent said accessibility and timeliness of the remodeler took precedence. Only four percent said finishing on time was the top consideration for satisfaction. Six percent safety and cleanliness were most important.
According to NARI National President-Elect Michael Hydeck, outcome and design took top billing because homeowners these are more savvy, and want to customize their homes to fit their lifestyles.
The economy is also a likely influence. According to NARI, many consumers are now more involved in each step of the remodel, since they view a remodel as a long-term investment and want to make sure they spend their money wisely.