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Interior design trends to look out for in 2018

Interior design trends to look out for in 2018

22 Dec 17

Interior design is constantly changing and evolving as new styles become popular. Homeowners therefore get inspired by new trends and try to incorporate these inspirations into their design. Through...

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How interior design affects classrooms and learning

How interior design affects classrooms and learning

14 Dec 17

Whilst interior design is notable for its uses in domestic housing, it also provides many benefits for commercial and governmental buildings. We have, for instance, previously written articles...

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How to incorporate nature into your interior design

How to incorporate nature into your interior design

08 Dec 17

Incorporating natural elements into your interior design can quite literally bring it to life. The ability to bring elements of nature inside your home is increasing popular, especially for domestic properties....

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The importance of retail interior design

The importance of retail interior design

17 Nov 17

After previously writing about the importance of interior design in restaurants, today our Huddersfield-based team is sharing exactly why your retail space needs to have a well-thought-out interior design. This...

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The benefits of natural light

The benefits of natural light

09 Nov 17

When it comes to designing the perfect interior, there are lots of important factors that can impact the end product. Natural lighting, for instance, can be instrumental in any interior design project...

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A look back at 2017 interior design trends

A look back at 2017 interior design trends

30 Oct 17

As 2017 draws to a close, we thought now would be a good time to look back at some of the biggest interior design trends of the year. Many have been highly influential throughout the industry over the...

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Interior design and technology

Interior design and technology

18 Oct 17

Technology is now such a huge part of our lives that it encompasses so much of what we do. As a result of this, most industries have changed markedly. Supermarkets are littered with self-checkout machines....

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Three of the world’s most influential architects

Three of the world’s most influential architects

02 Oct 17

Despite some not appreciating the importance of good building design and construction, those working in the industry are fully aware of how vital it really is: as British architect Norman Foster says,...

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What do I need to do to get planning permission?

What do I need to do to get planning permission?

20 Sep 17

Here at Sound Sound Design we know that obtaining planning permission is an area in which many people struggle. That is why we have come up with a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we...

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Benefits of good residential interior design

Benefits of good residential interior design

07 Sep 17

At the start of last year the Huddersfield-based team here at So Sound Design wrote an article about the benefits of good commercial interior design. Whilst the points we made still very much hold true...

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Craftsmanship and interior design

Craftsmanship and interior design

01 Sep 17

In the world of interior design, a new trend is emerging: the idea of craftsmanship. This is the concept of handmade materials that feature meticulous detail. Whether it’s hand-knitted textiles...

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Essential accessories for your office interior

24 Aug 17

The right working environment is key to creating a productive workforce. If your business is to be as profitable as it can be, you will need to make sure your workforce can work to the best of their ability....

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How interior design can affect shopping habits and boost sales

17 Aug 17

For businesses, it is important to understand all the variables and factors that affect and influence sales. Having an effective marketing campaign is of course important, but having the right interior...

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Colour Trends for 2018

07 Aug 17

Colour, and more vibrant colours, are back in according to experts who spoke at the Milan Design week earlier this year. The big trend for the next 18 months will see bright and strong shades return,...

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Commercial Interior Design Trends

Commercial Interior Design Trends

19 Jul 17

At So Sound Design our experienced and pioneering interior designers are constantly seeking out the new and latest trends for commercial properties in Leeds and Yorkshire. We are looking for the latest...

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The importance of colour choice in interior design

The importance of colour choice in interior design

14 Jul 17

In the first of her monthly blogs Abbie, our new placement student from the University of Huddersfield, has been sharing her insights into the importance of colour, particularly within commercial interior...

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So Sound welcome new placement student Abbie

So Sound welcome new placement student Abbie

29 Jun 17

So Sound Design welcomed the latest addition to the team this month with the arrival of placement student Abbie! As a current student of the University of Huddersfield studying a BA Hons in Interior Design,...

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How office interiors affects productivity

How office interiors affects productivity

08 Jun 17

Everyday we look at how we can improve productivity at work. Whether that's by improving work processes or encouraging employee morale. However, there is another factor that many overlook when it comes...

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The importance of good restaurant interiors

The importance of good restaurant interiors

18 May 17

For most of us eating out is as much, or maybe even more, about the occasion itself than the food. It is a change of scenery to enjoy some quality time with friends and family in an enjoyable, vibrant...

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How to decorate a blank wall

How to decorate a blank wall

12 May 17

Our walls are a blank canvas, we can make them into whatever we want. They can be transformed into a stand out focal point of a room with just a few simple interior design tricks. Here at So Sound Design...

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Top Interior Design Trends of the Moment

Top Interior Design Trends of the Moment

05 May 17

At So Sound Architecture and Interior Design, our team are highly experienced in both residential and commercial design projects – working for years in the Yorkshire and Lancashire regions. Therefore,...

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Interior Design Tips for your retail space

Interior Design Tips for your retail space

27 Apr 17

Here at So Sound Design we know that designing the perfect retail space takes a unique and special brand of interior designer. When designing your shop you need to know all the inside hints and ticks that...

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How to get the modern look

21 Apr 17

With a sharp eye on just a few cheap and simple changes you can make any home look elegant and modern.The transition can be extremely easy no matter the state of the house before it. Use black and white...

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Top Interior Design trends for Spring

Top Interior Design trends for Spring

07 Apr 17

The weekend it felt like spring had finally sprung. With longer days and lighter nights approaching there seems more time to do things in the evenings and at weekends, with many people taking the opportunity...

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Eye-Catching Accessories

31 Mar 17

At So Sound Design, our interior designers know how to bring your space to life, tailor it to your needs and crucially, ensure you get the ambience you want. When it comes to interior design there are...

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Top things to look for in an architect

Top things to look for in an architect

17 Mar 17

When it comes to picking an architect for your project, you might not really know where to start. Do you go on price, reputation, knowledge of the local area, or something completely different? As a result,...

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How to make the most out of small spaces

How to make the most out of small spaces

10 Mar 17

Well-designed spaces can add character to your home as well as provide welcoming places for visitors to relax in. At So Sound Design we are used to helping clients with interior design, no matter what...

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How an interior designer can work for your home

How an interior designer can work for your home

28 Feb 17

Every space has so much potential. There is nothing that cannot be done with domestic or commercial spaces with regarding interior design. Transform your space to an imaginative creative realm you’d...

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Why should you use an interior designer?

Why should you use an interior designer?

17 Feb 17

Many of our clients tell us that to begin with they weren’t sure whether to hire an interior designer or not to help them reinvent their home.  At So Sound Design we understand that it can be...

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How to better design your office space

10 Feb 17

A well designed office space is important in many ways.  Aside from the obvious functionality benefits, well used space can help to increase staff productivity, boost creativity and encourage communication...

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8 successful things architects do, pt 2.

8 successful things architects do, pt 2.

26 Jan 17

Following on from December’s blog, here are four more things successful architects do for their clients and their projects. 5. They establish order Naturally, order is soothing and essential for...

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How to work with an architect on redesigning your home

How to work with an architect on redesigning your home

13 Jan 17

Hiring an architect to help you design your dream home is important to ensure you can get the best out of your home for the right costs. They can help you avoid some obvious, and non-obvious mistakes,...

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Merry Christmas from So Sound Design

Merry Christmas from So Sound Design

23 Dec 16

The team at So Sound Design want to wish their clients a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! We have had an incredible 2016, and we look forward to the challenges and opportunities 2017 can bring...

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8 successful things architects do, pt 1.

8 successful things architects do, pt 1.

12 Dec 16

Every architect’s process is different, whether it is the way they structure their plans, down to little fiddly bits at the end. While some of these processes might seem unnecessary, the habits of...

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Floor plan mistakes to avoid

Floor plan mistakes to avoid

25 Nov 16

Choosing the right floor plan for your home can be tricky and time consuming. There are many mistakes you are likely to make before you find the right style for your life and for your home. So Sound Design...

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The important principles of interior design, PT2.

The important principles of interior design, PT2.

11 Nov 16

So Sound Design have many years’ experience dealing with domestic and commercial interior design and architecture projects, in Leeds and Manchester. Our interior design team have thought of a few...

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What are the advantages of an architect?

What are the advantages of an architect?

28 Oct 16

Architects are an extremely popular choice nowadays, when it comes to improving your Leeds, Manchester, or Yorkshire business. With more of a creative flair, architects can always give your restaurant,...

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Mezzanine extensions in your home or business

Mezzanine extensions in your home or business

11 Oct 16

Adding a mezzanine level into your office or home, may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to refurbishing, but it could be the most cost effective way to getting the most out of your home,...

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White is the new favourite in interior design

White is the new favourite in interior design

21 Sep 16

White is apparently the colour of the year for interior design. A classic statement for domestic and commercial interior design has been known to complement the both contemporary and classic décor,...

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The important principles of interior design

The important principles of interior design

08 Sep 16

The one rule to interior design is that there are no rules. You can do anything if you do it well. So Sound Design are an architecture and interior design company in Leeds and Manchester. With domestic...

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Underground home in competition for the UK’s top architecture award

Underground home in competition for the UK’s top architecture award

26 Aug 16

A new design of home has come to light in recent architecture news. A partially underground styled home has been designed by Loyn and Co Architects. The home itself is a private home in the Forest of...

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How the Victorians excelled at architecture

How the Victorians excelled at architecture

08 Aug 16

Architecture in England has remained as one of the most famous classical styles in the world. With bold and historical architectural variances, such as Tudor styled cottages and Georgian styled townhouses,...

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How long does it take to build a house or extension

How long does it take to build a house or extension

21 Jul 16

Any building project can end up taking a lot more time than originally planned, and so it is important to be prepared for the length of time it could take. But how long does a build project normally take?...

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How architecture could mean a future for Mars exploration

How architecture could mean a future for Mars exploration

11 Jul 16

Space is something the human race has wanted to explore for decades, and is not becoming more and more possible to get even closer to discovering more of what’s out there. Although space exploration...

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top tips for a smooth running project

top tips for a smooth running project

24 Jun 16

No matter the scale of an architectural project, building can be a stressful, costly and time consuming experience. Here are some tips to help you through it to make your life easier and your...

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architecture over time

architecture over time

07 Jun 16

Architecture has been at the forefront of every generation throughout history. It has come a long way, and is constantly reinventing itself with new ideas and innovations, evolving at a daily rate. There...

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when should I call an architect?

when should I call an architect?

31 May 16

Whilst some residential and commercial property owners undertake fairly major works without the aid of an architect, most opt to hire one to ensure that their project is completed to the require standard. Architectural...

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how architects can help with global issues

how architects can help with global issues

16 May 16

From reading up on this year’s Architecture Biennale – the world’s biggest architectural exhibition – it became apparent to us that several of the event’s main themes were...

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why are architects so important?

why are architects so important?

30 Apr 16

Anyone who’s read our two most recent blog posts (see here and here) will know that the Leeds and Manchester teams here at So Sound Design have been discussing the benefits of hiring your own architect...

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more advantages of having an architect

more advantages of having an architect

18 Apr 16

If you have read our most recent article then you will be well aware that there are several benefits of hiring your own architect: in addition to guaranteeing a better product, it also ensures professionalism...

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the advantages of having an architect

the advantages of having an architect

31 Mar 16

Though there is no rule that says you have to hire an architect when improving your Leeds, Yorkshire or Manchester home, it does have a significant impact on the overall quality of the work. As a result...

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kitchen interior design trends

kitchen interior design trends

14 Mar 16

In today’s modern home many of us are spending a greater amount of time in our kitchens; whether this is time spent cooking, quality time spent with our family or simply wolfing down our breakfast...

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architect first, builder second

architect first, builder second

29 Feb 16

When planning a major house renovation or extension project, our first natural instinct is to start thinking ‘How to find a reputable builder’. We spend days, sometimes months researching:...

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benefits of good commercial interior design

benefits of good commercial interior design

31 Jan 16

To put it bluntly, good commercial interior design benefits all companies in the Yorkshire and Greater Manchester area. As well as improving staff morale, it is also likely to make a positive first impression...

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so sound design draw up plans for seven new builds

so sound design draw up plans for seven new builds

22 Jan 16

Our architecture team hit the headlines recently with plans to replace houses in Sherburn-in-Elmet with seven new builds. As reported on in the latest edition of the Selby Times, the application proposes...

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a look back on 2015’s architecture

a look back on 2015’s architecture

17 Dec 15

As 2015 draws to a close, we thought that now would be a great time to have a look back on some of this year’s best architecture. Though it’s hard to narrow it down to a few choices, our Leeds-based...

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meet jakub, our new intern!

meet jakub, our new intern!

08 Dec 15

So Sound introduced our newest employee to the company last month, as Jakub Cieslak – student at Leeds College of Building – began his three year internship. Working predominantly on surveying...

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the questions that architects ask themselves

the questions that architects ask themselves

23 Nov 15

As discussed in our most recent blog article, the architectural and interior design team here at So Sound always place client satisfaction right at the forefront of our minds. One way of ensuring that...

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three reasons to choose so sound design

three reasons to choose so sound design

01 Nov 15

To kick-start the blog section of our new website, today the team here at So Sound are outlining exactly what we can offer to those looking for architectural and interior design services. Though many...

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new website

new website

15 Jul 15

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

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