So Sound Design

Interior Design

hospitality design

The So Sound interior design team in Leeds and Manchester are able to design spaces that stimulate, invigorate and engage their occupants, whilst working functionally and practically for you and your staff.

The interior design team will work closely with you to ensure that all your requirements are met.

The So Sound Design team services

  • Site survey.

  • Conceptual design packages.

  • Schematic drawing packages.

  • Full photorealistic 3D colour visuals.

  • Detailed drawing packages.

  • Material and furniture selection.

  • Construction drawings.

  • (FF&E) specifications.

  • Project management

Latest Projects

beirut restaurant, wimslow rd, manchester

Beirut is a Lebanese restaurant located on Manchester’s famous Curry Mile. The busy restaurant caters for students and families alike, providing them with fresh Lebanese foods. The original...

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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

My project only involves re-decorating my space, how does a professional interior designer’s skills differ from an in-store decorator at a local furniture, tile, or kitchen and bath showroom?
Many times retail in-store decorators are primarily sales people. They’ve had only a limited education in interior design and space planning, unlike professional interior architects / designers who attend comprehensive, accredited 4 year interior architecture programs at university. Typically, in-store decorators are not as well versed in scale, proportion, space planning, colour theory and health and safety issues. Also, they’ll only offer you product selections from their featured lines. Professional interior architects have access to hundreds of trade-only vendors and manufacturer’s worldwide. If you decide to use an in-store designer make sure you ask about their qualifications in order to determine if they are the right man for your job.

I would like to re-design my home or office but I don’t have a lot of time to devote to the process, should I still hire a designer?
Yes, most definitely, we’ll handle the shopping, ordering and delivery of finish materials, furnishings and fixtures, as well as coordinate and oversee the labour, so you can spend more time enjoying family, friends, loved ones and outside activities. We’ll bring selections to your home or office if you prefer not to go to design showrooms with us and try to make it as convenient as possible. All we ask in return is that communicate with us in a timely fashion so that we can help you create your vision.

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 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.

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