Ultra-modern home conversion, Cheshire

IDS Lifestyle Technology works with high-end interior design studio, Design’d Living to deliver an easy-to-use smart home system in an ultra-modern home conversion project in Cheshire.


High-end interior design studio, Design’d Living contacted us when faced with a new brief with significant technology content. Sophisticated intelligent home systems were required for the whole house, from heating and cooling to linked multi-room audio system, multi-layered scene lighting, and advanced security systems. 


What was installed 

  • Lighting control
  • Multi-room audio
  • Heating & cooling control
  • Video entry & automated gate control
  • CCTV
  • Intruder Alarm
  • Network and Wi-Fi infrastructure


Design’d Living

Our brief

Social, fun, and family were three words that formed our objectives.


Tas Kyriacou, Director, IDS, explains, “As the brief developed, the scope started to grow. The family wanted a very social space which included an outdoor entertainment area. To support the interior design, we incorporated a lighting control system, multi-room audio, the underlying data network infrastructure, Wi-Fi, home and garden space security systems and video entry phone system.”

Setting the scene

We worked with Design’d Living and the main contractor to formulate a technology system that elevates the clients experience and to help create a social environment ideal for entertaining friends and family. Simple and attractive controls make it easy for the family to ‘set the scene’ for different ambiances.

Communication is key to success

As we are based in North London, and the project was in Cheshire, excellent communication was vital. Tas continues, “We worked closely with the main contractor and Rob and his team to ensure that at the point of us starting second fix, we could deliver the project efficiently and meet the project deadlines. We received a detailed design pack, which helped our process and allowed us to design our system based on the client brief. It was fantastic to see how the project evolved, how the final finishes came together, and how the technology transformed the client experience.”


Rob Lessmann, Design’d Living, “IDS were great to work with. They worked with us as a team. When we started the coordination, we realised how quickly they could problem-solve. They had a clear agenda that they executed effectively, which allowed a very smooth on-site process. IDS then also provided an excellent handover experience. It was the client’s first time having a home automation system. IDS went through it, explained, and taught everyone in the household how to use it effectively, and made the handover experience a straightforward process.”


The clients are thrilled with their new home and how the whole house works in beautiful seamless integration.