My first piece of advice would be to move out if at all possible, especially for larger renovations. Construction is messy. And stressful. And personal. And emotional. It takes longer than you think it’s going to take. Moving out during construction allows you to separate yourself from the stress and will allow you to think more clearly and make better decisions. My second piece of advice is to go forward with the best plan possible. Make as many decisions ahead of time as you can. Thirdly, pick your splurge areas in advance. With Houzz, Pinterest, HGTV, etc., you’ll be amazed how many times you’ll say, “This is just a little bit more.” Don’t put yourself in those situations – plan ahead!