How to live through your home renovation
1: Plan and prepare for disruption
2: Talk to your contractor about realistic timelines and expectations
3: Take a mini vacation to get out of the house
4: Find somewhere to set up a “construction free zone”
5: Stay organized to help keep the dust down
6: Protect Kids, Pets, and the Elderly
Here's a great article in Architectural Digest by Lindsay Mather that guves you a great guide for living thru your home renovation.