Cooking and cleaning in the kitchen can be a drag so you might want something to entertain you while you slave away. One great option is to have a TV in the kitchen but they can take up valuable counter space. To solve this problem you can get TVs that are designed to fit underneath a cabinet or counter. Designed to fit into a confined space they tend to be smaller than conventional TVs. It’s a small compromise on keeping your counter free for preparing meals and having the luxury of a TV. If you have a bedroom with little space for a conventional TV then an under cabinet TV may be an option in there as well.
Explore your options before you go out and purchase an under counter TV. Some models come with radios in them which can be handy if you just want to listen to some tunes or the news when there is nothing on the tube. For a kids rumpus room an under the cabinet TV can also include a built in DVD player. This is also great if you plan on following along to cooking DVDs. As most of these TVs are designed for the kitchen many come with a clock and timer option.
The physical size and screen size are a bigger factor than normal as these TVs tend to need to fit into a more confined space. An easily accessible power socket is also required as you don’t want unsightly power leads trailing over your counter top. Cheaper model TVs can have really bad viewing angles so check that when deciding on a model. Having a swiveling TV can counteract the problem of the viewing angle to some degree if you’re happy purchasing a cheaper model. Magnetic remotes are an excellent idea for these TVs. You’ll always know where the remote is as it magnetically attaches to the fridge for easy access and storage.
If you’re remodeling the kitchen and have decided on an under cabinet TV then be very sure of the location. Once this style of TV is installed they can be a real pain to relocate later. For some installations you may need to relocate a power and antenna socket and also lay some more cable through the walls. An electrician will probably need to be called to do this and they don’t work cheap. You will of course want to keep your TV in an easily viewable position from where you are going to be spending most of your time.
Under the cabinet TVs are very affordable due to their small size and can be useful for more than just watching TV. With a TV in your kitchen and your favorite cooking DVD you’ll easily be able to follow the instructions for that meal you’ve always been wanting to try. You can find out more on the author’s website at under cabinet tv.