Whether crooning to Frank Sinatra or bopping to something more current is your thing you need something stylish to enjoy listening to your tunes on. This is especially true within the hub of the home; your kitchen. Everyone has childhood memories of their parents doing some embarrassing dancing to songs whilst cooking or serving dinner and we wouldn’t want to break that tradition now would we?! We give a few options below that look great whether you have a modern kitchen featuring tones of bright colours, stainless steel and reflective kitchen cabinets and surfaces or something more traditional consisting of paisley prints and farmhouse style pine units.
Retro DAB Radio
If you are quite happy flicking between radio waves then this is the perfect option for you. A lot more portable than bigger bulkier units this style of radio looks great and most are pretty powerful too for you to turn up for when you’re enjoying the sunshine filled garden. Roberts are the most well known brand who offer high quality products in a range of colours but a fundamental 50’s shape. They have roughly 120 hours battery life or can be plugged into the mains. They also handily have a headphone socket for nighttime listening and a stereo line out. Team a lovely pastel coloured radio with lots of floral prints and our Ticehurst Montana doors and stand back and admire your contemporary take on vintage style.
Phone or Tablet Dock
For minimalist chic kitchens a small but powerful dock might be all you need. Bose have a tremendous selection, some of which have remotes and are able to be used with all devices that have an auxiliary input. These docks pack a serious punch so don’t worry that you won’t be able to hear your music from all of your kitchen diner space or even those summer barbeques where you’re enjoying your garden. Match your well-designed sound system of choice to your cabinets and appliances by choosing plenty of high gloss graphite finished products, the Ultra gloss Storm Grey cabinet doors in our vision collection would be the real piece de resistance.
For real sound buffs this may be the obvious choice. Most new Sony hifi units spread your sound whatever its format, ranging from CDs and DAB radio through to Bluetooth streaming and playing directly from USB devices (most smart phones and tablets have these). The two speakers are on long wires so can be placed on top of your kitchen cabinets or fridge to ensure you enjoy your music in high quality and at high volume!
This might strike you as unnecessary but imagine not having the clutter of units or docks blocking your work surfaces. Most of the wall units on the market have speakers that are fitted either in the ceiling or underneath the kitchen cabinets and the ‘hub’ is simply connected to mains and have two or three connection options including Bluetooth, a stereo jack as well as sometimes the ability to wire in another audio source to the back of the hub such as a TV. A wise investment this kind of system enhances that luxury feel. Continue on that theme with black appliances and a high shine, wood effect cabinet door such as Ultra gloss Tiepolo.