So Sound Design

Interior Design

commercial design

At So Sound Design in Leeds and Manchester we strive to deliver commercial interior design schemes that have a positive visual impact, that communicates your companies ideals and promote your brand ethics.

Our creative team aims to deliver a workspace that will enhance your business performance and improve the wellbeing of staff.

The So Sound interiors team will ensure your workspace is user friendly, comfortable and highly functional.

Your new workspace will improve the wellbeing of the staff, this can be measured in terms of productivity and staff retention.

The So Sound Design team services:

  • Site Survey.

  • Feasibility Study.

  • Schematic drawing package.

  • Future Proofing Scheme.

  • Space Planning.

  • Furniture Specification & Supply.

Latest Projects

Omnicell

Omnicell is a leading provider of medication adherence packaging and automated healthcare solutions. The brief was to design a demonstration and training area for Omnicell’s clients, including...

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Latest News

Hospitality interior design trends in 2018

With 2018 in full swing, there are lots of interior design trends that have materialised in the commercial sector. Hospitality is a massively important aspect of most commercial enterprises and is...

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Testimonials

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of Whitehaven RLFC for the work undertaken by your company So Sound Architecture & Interior Design on the refurbishment at Whitehaven Rugby League's Recreation Ground, consisting of the modification of the existing changing room, the provision of a new changing room and gym area. The work included support in development of specifications and design, along with plans for the refurbishment, which I have to say were all completed to an extremely high standard in the most efficient manner, showing great urgency to meet our extremely tight deadlines.

Whitehaven RLFC

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FAQs

What happens at the first consultation?
Our initial consultation brings you a highly qualified interior architect to your home or office for an in-depth interview, to identify your design objectives and outline the steps needed to accomplish them. This first meeting usually lasts about one to two hours. At the first meeting we will measure and photograph areas to be designed, create a room by room list of necessary construction, furniture, colours and accessories required. We will also go through a client questionnaire which allows us to gather specific information to help us understand you and your requirements.

What should I do before I contact an interior architect / designer?
Collect a few pictures from magazines or the internet that capture the look, style or colours that you like. Present the pictures to your designer during your initial consultation. Images are a great way to communicate and will help an interior designer to clearly understand your ideas.

What is an interior architect / designer?
So Sound Design’s design director is an interior architect; specialising in designing and building interiors for safety, functionality and aesthetics. A qualified interior architect requires an understanding on durability, practicality and strength of building materials, knowledgeable in the nature and use of light, with a strong understanding of building construction. Interior architects draft plans to create or refinish spaces in private homes or commercial buildings, with their clients' tastes in mind. Each job may require interaction with different clients, additional architects or designers, construction teams and inspectors. In creating plans for a space, they take into account interior construction, lighting and furnishings. Interior architects must also be aware of local authority planning law and building regulations. An interior architect is usually involved in a project from start to completion; initially meeting with the client in order to determine the expectation of the project, creating concept schemes and developing ideas with the client in order to create a final design. An interior architect will communicate their ideas on space planning, through sketches, mood boards, technical drawings and 3D models. A final design package may also include electrical, ventilation and lighting layouts with structural details (if required) and furnishings schemes.

What information will the interior architect / designer ask me for?
Your interior architect / designer will ask you a few core questions as part of your initial brief: How big is the project? What is the purpose of your project? For residential scheme this could include style update, remodelling or an extension. For commercial and hospitality scheme it could be office relocation, updating a restaurant or bar or rebranding of a retail store. Are there elements of your current interior you are planning to keep? Is there a particular atmosphere you would like to create? Have you worked with an interior designer before? What did you like/dislike about that experience? What is your budget and estimated timeframe for completion?

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