New business to open a gadget smart show home in Newham
Thursday 12th January, 2023
Tony Phillips is on a mission to create the ultimate show home - right in the middle of an industrial unit.
The talented entrepreneur set up Inspired Living in Heron Way, Newham as a way to connect people with the kind of technology and interiors products that are available to kit out any kind of property.
Everything from the latest audio cinema, sound and lighting equipment to the very best flooring and decorative feature wall ideas will be available to see inside various rooms in the ‘house’, which looks like an ordinary unit from the outside.
Once through the door, visitors will be able to wander through a cinema and gaming area then head upstairs for more home inspiration for living rooms and kitchens.
Professional floor fitter Tony, who has also worked as an electronics engineer, hopes Inspired Living will be a way of sharing the different areas of expertise he has built up over the years.
The show home, complete with working hot tub and foliage wall, will be opening its doors in March.
“It’s a way to get people’s imaginations fired up,” said Tony, who is working long hours to put the finishing touches to the project.
“Having a show home like this makes a huge difference when it comes to giving people ideas and demonstrating what can be done. It means everything is on one place and it’s easy to understand.”
Inspired Living will have different types of flooring on show, including on the walls – a growing trend Tony has used in homes and business across Cornwall.
A multi-function entertainment room will showcase the very latest in music, cinema and gaming technology as well as state-of-the-art lighting.
“It all comes together in one place,” said Tony, who has also worked in retail during his varied career. “I enjoy working and I love sharing ideas with people. This way, I can meet them and explain to them what can be done and where.
“We all spend so much time at home that it’s only right that we make it work for us. It can also put real value on your property.
Tony is getting the Inspired Living show house ready, in-between working as a floor fitter. It’s been a long and complex process but he’s looking forward to being able to open the doors to his first visitors in March.
“I like to push the boundaries,” he said, laughing. “I enjoy
learning about and doing new things. It’s what makes life interesting, isn’t