1. Money. The most obvious consideration is actually more complicated than you might think. Yes, it will cost money for a rental, but it can also cost money if you stay and you’re in the way. Some contractors charge more for projects where clients stay on, knowing there will be additional costs in cleanup, a rush to get mechanical work done so that plumbing and electrical services aren’t interrupted, and things as simple as lengthy daily conversations onsite with homeowners. This is a calculation best done in concert with your contractor and with a heavy dose of reality. If you’ve never visited a house undergoing a remodel, now is the time to do just that so you can get a clear idea of how much of your home will be affected by what you have planned.