Consultations and Design
14th November 2016
Interior Design: Knowledge is Power
3rd December 2016

Interior design turns smart home


The time of year has seen a lot more consultancy work concerning the exterior of properties whether it be directing landscaping layouts for an ongoing project in Wilmslow which is having it’s finishing touches put to the property or designing an external home cinema and outdoor bar area for an inner city Manchester urban garden.
Also with the time of year and slight upsurge in the housing market we have been accompanying a number of clients on viewings for property purchases, with so far a client taking a plunge on a total rip out in the Chorlton area, a project we have been commissioned to design.


Upon finishing the large Lutron lighting installation here, which has kept us busy for the majority of the first half of the year, we moved onto a cinema installation in the newly formed bar area. Here we combined sonos and control 4 to offer 5.1 surround sound to the bar 65 inch flat screen and a zone of sonos audio for the neighbouring snooker room.
The client an avid Derby county supporter is very much looking forward to watching football games in the comfort of his new bar area with friends.
The price of such an install is around £8000 fully installed.

Philharmonic - Ellis 1


Here we have installed an entry level home cinema system on the door threshold with the back garden. Using a high performing mass market projector and two screens we have created an indoor 5.1 cinema set up with a 100 inch screen, then by flipping the image on the projector and using the second, this time translucent screen, created a cinema in the garden through rear projection, the real jewel in this installations crown.
The client although pushing the boat out for this inner city semi is over the moon with his almost invisible internal automated cinema that will be great through winter evenings and when combined with looking forward to watching Wimbledon, the rugby World Cup and movies in the comfort of his own garden whilst barbecuing with friends, well it feels like all his Christmases have come at once, in his own words!
The price for such an install is around £3500 fully installed and represents the entry level cinema option we offer, being clever with good mass market products that make you feel like a footballer.


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