Benefits of Combining Design & Construction in Home Renovations

Sherry Willing

By Sherry Willing

Lead interior designer and owner of Make It Real Design

Planning and implementing home renovations can be challenging. You will need to ensure the design matches your vision. You will also have to make sure the construction team fully understands and communicates with the design team for the desired result.

Combining the interior design and construction team streamlines the process. It will also ensure communication flows freely.

Project management can be significantly more challenging when working with separate teams. However, the opinions of a construction team and interior designer may change. It’s important everyone has the opportunity to voice their opinion to provide the best result.

Make It Real Design offers a unique service. We combine years of renovation contractor project management experience with high-quality interior design experience.

This makes it easy for you to enjoy a hassle-free home renovation experience and guaranteed satisfaction.

In this article, I will explore the benefits of combined design and construction and how they can help with:

  • Collaborations
  • Efficiency
  • Quality
  • Convenience
  • Peace of mind
Interior Design Rendering with Architectural Plans

Collaboration and Communication: Key To Success 

Communication during construction is essential to the entire process. As the project develops, certain plans and ideas might evolve or change. This could come down to design choices or the budget.

Strong project management will allow for easier collaboration. This will be key to streamlining your project should potential problems arise.

A combined design and construction process will reach solutions more easily. At Make It Real Design, we have a strong working relationship and individual experience with renovation projects.

Construction Workers measuring for custom cabinets

A Streamlined Design and Build Process for More Efficient Renovations

Combining interior design and construction in your house can help to improve efficiency. Improved communication minimizes the risk of planning or design errors.

A clear and concise vision and interior design plan will help the construction team work toward a shared vision. Clear design plans and a good line of communication will significantly minimize delays. This helps to ensure that projected completion dates are met.

Strong communication between interior designers and construction teams can minimize costs. It ensures the correct materials are used and errors aren’t made. This results in less time being required for the renovation.

Home renovation plans
Interior design sketches with inspiration photo

Discussions between the homeowner, interior designer, and contractors in regard to the budget are also streamlined. Homeowners have one point of contact that communicates their needs to the rest of the team.

A trusting relationship allows all parties to easily discuss plans and budgets. Interior designers and contractors will understand the costs of materials and work, and can help you decide how to allocate your renovation budget.

Cohesive Design and Build Quality for a Better Final Result

Combined interior design and construction will also result in high build quality. This is because collaboration and discussions can easily take place over every detail.

Projects without strong relationships between interior designers and contractors can lead to issues. This can include individual parties working separately on the same project. A project manager will work as a middleman, but ideas and details can be lost in translation.

Kitchen pantry interior designed with organized shelving

A contractor might have questions or concerns about the intended use of interior spaces. A strong relationship with the interior designer will allow for a solution to be met more easily. A collaborative approach to interior design and renovations can also allow the building to complement the natural environment. 

First-class interior design will allow the contractors to finish work that meets high standards. The project will take into account the style and inspiration used to create the designs.

One-Stop-Shop Convenience: Simplifying Your Home Renovation Project

If you are considering renovating a space in your home, you might be put off by the stress of dealing with everyone involved. Having a team that takes care of the interior design, project management, and construction can make it much more simple.

A team that handles both the interior design and construction aspects of the renovation will be significantly more convenient. You will be able to speak directly with your designer with any concerns rather than going around to different individuals. This can be a great way to clear up any questions or concerns and reduce the stress of a renovation.

This is also a much more efficient communication method. You won’t have the fear that someone is out of the loop, leading to delays or confusion. Having a one-stop shop is the easiest way of carrying out a renovation thanks to the clear lines of communication.

Accountability and Warranty: Peace of Mind for Your Home Renovation Project

If you’re renovating a space in your house, it’s important that you have peace of mind knowing the work is covered after it is complete. Nobody wants to think of complications down the line, but they can happen. Working with an experienced interior design and construction team can be very reassuring.

Taking this route, you know you can go to one source for support should issues arise, which minimizes risk. A combined approach can produce work of a higher standard and make the process more straightforward. 

You can rest assured that there is a single firm accountable for the entire renovation process. Make It Real Design guarantees satisfaction with all of our renovation projects.

Bedroom 3D rendering
Bathroom Design for Construction plans


Should interior design choices come before construction?

Yes, if you plan on designing a new space to suit your style, it is helpful to know your plans before making changes. This will help you make the most of your new room and minimize costs.

What difference does it make having a colour palette decided before work begins?

Choosing a colour palette will help you select the perfect building material to complement it. Selecting the right doors and fittings will also benefit certain styles.

Is it a bad thing to have independent designers and contractors?

Using independent workers can achieve great results. However, you must have faith that the different teams will work well together and communicate. Failure to do this could lead to delays and a cost increase.


Combined interior design and construction with Make It Real Design makes carrying out a building project in your own home easy. Our team guarantees great results thanks to our years of experience and convenient service.

We make communication and collaboration easy, and this leads to a more efficient renovation. Our one-stop-shop approach makes it easy for you to approach us with any questions and provides peace of mind.

We guarantee construction is carried out to the highest standard. Our interior design services will also help with decorating by providing the best tips for a beautiful home.

We can discuss the most suitable colour palette for your walls, and what furniture will suit certain spaces. We’re experienced with contemporary and traditional homes, so get in touch today for help creating your dream home.

We’re ready to help you transform your home in Greater Victora!

Sherry Willing

Lead Designer & Co-Owner, Make It Real Design

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