So Sound Design

Interior Design

residential design

At So Sound Design in Leeds and Manchester we offer interior design services that are packaged according to your individual needs. Our interior design team are here to help you with updating the look of your home, adding a new kitchen, or undertaking a renovation or construction project.

The So Sound Design team services:

  • Concept scheme designs - including concept and mood boards

  • Space and internal layout planning.

  • AutoCAD drawing packages.

  • 3D modelling and visualisation.

  • Kitchen design.

  • Lighting design and electrical layouts.

  • Interior specifications - including hardware, plumbing, wall finishes, floor tiles, stonework selection, lighting.

  • Specialist design - including staircase design, bespoke furniture, storage, historic preservation, sustainable design.

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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.

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FAQs

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.

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?

What if the Designer imposes their ideas instead of getting my personal taste?
Consulting with an interior architect / designer is not about imposing ideas or personal taste onto our clients but rather how a client and designer come together, to create a unique interior just for you. It's about helping the client develop their vision, while analysing their design requirements, and in the end, creating a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

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