When/if to move out during remodel?
We're currently working with our architect to finalize plans for our remodel and have yet to hire a builder. Our architect thinks we're crazy to consider living here during the remodel, but I'm not certain.
On the 1st floor we are demo'ing and rebuilding our garage (and attaching it to the house), gutting the kitchen and eliminating several interior walls. The 2d floor is where our bedrooms are. They will mostly be left untouched, but some windows will move and an interior wall will come down in one of the rooms. We are also extending the 2d floor back to add a new bedroom & laundry room over the new garage.
Since we haven't yet hired a builder I'm relying on my architect who thinks we need to move. And honestly, as I read over the above it does sound crazy to consider staying here. But would it be impossible?
If we move out we have to put every single thing in storage and incur the extra rental costs for several months. If we stay here we'll incur dust, noise, have no kitchen, and possibly get in the way?
I come from simple means and could easily live with my microwave & coffee maker, sleep on the floor and "rough it" for a few months. However I have 3 kids (ages 4-9) so I obviously need to consider their needs.
Could we feasibly live here during the remodel, or is it a "no way"? If no way, is there some stage of the remodel where we could move back in before it's finished?