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Stylish Appliances for Modern Homes

Your white goods don’t have to be boring – there are loads of furniture, appliance and electrical companies out there pushing the boundaries of traditional designs to bring you hi-tech, functional products that look great.

Look no further for some trendy ideas for your new AC system or fridge-freezer.

Fridge

Smeg is the queen of fridge manufacturers: the1950s-style, rainbow-colored beauties are coveted by people around the world, and it’s easy to see why. Their curved edges, array of pastel colors and top-of-the-range functionality make them a classic choice for those building funky, modern kitchens with a retro edge.

You can even get ones emblazoned with the British union flag, or covered with signature bright Dolce & Gabbana if you want to make a real statement.

If you just checked out the Smeg range and balked at the price, there are other ways to make your more affordable fridges stand out!

Decorate them with postcards, prints and photographs (arranged stylishly, with coordinated magnets!) to personalize and make pretty any refrigerator.

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Oven/Cooker

AGA cast-iron cookers are the obvious choice for anyone with a bigger budget when doing up your home. The beautiful heated storage stoves and cookers come in different styles and sizes, but the classic is the four-door gas cooker that looks straight out of Cinderella’s kitchen.

Like the Smeg fridges, these come in any color you could want, and are absolutely perfect for cooking huge Thanksgiving and Christmas Day feasts for your whole family.

For a smaller and more budget-friendly solution, Rangemaster has great electric cookers on sale that look contemporary and swish – choose black for a sleek modern kitchen, with the added benefit of hiding food stains from burning your dinner.

Air Conditioner

AC units are renowned for looking like clunky eyesores – until now. Home appliance brand Frigidaire has brought out an AC unit that looks like R2D2 from Star Wars, which is a far cuter addition to any room than a huge, noisy white cube.

Frigidaire’s Cool Connect model is also wi-fi controlled through your smartphone – turn it on before you get home from work and enter your cool, refreshed house!

To find the best air conditioner to fit in with your décor, check out the handy guide by Air Conditioners Rated, and compare their looks with their cost and functions.

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Small Appliances

  • Kettle: Breville Curve Jug Kettle in white with a rose gold handle is perfect for those obsessed with the rose gold trend. It looks really expensive but is in fact only just over $50. There’s also a matching toaster – everyone needs coordinated kitchenware!
  • Toaster: The Magimix 2-Slot Vision Toaster is a great choice, which features glass windows so you can SEE your toast cooking. Gone are the days of being disappointed by burnt toast when it pops up, you can now eject it whenever you like!
  • Blender or Food Processor: The humble Nutribullet has come a long way from its first release, and now comes in different colors and functions. As well as looking the part, they ensure your smoothies stay enriched with all their original nutrients.
  • Microwave: The Daewoo Retro Microwave looks like a vintage radio and we’re loving it. The larger 23L ones come with circular timer screens for extra 70s flair.

Dishwasher

Not known as the most glamorous household appliance, the humble dishwasher is given a new lease of life by Kenwood, who have designed swish, reflective silver models that would look great in any kitchen.

What’s more is that these are equipped with all the newest technology to ensure your dishes and glasses come out sparkling clean, without the stains or marks we’ve come to expect from other brands.

Like your fridge, you can decorate these with cute magnets and pictures if you wish.

Washing Machine

The award for the best-looking washing machines HAS to go to Smeg – their machines come with doors over the washing window, to hide your laundry inside so nobody can see your underwear.

In classic Smeg style, these come with rounded edges, shiny silver handles and are available in a variety of cool pastel colorways.

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Carl Petoskey

Carl Petoskey is an accomplished writer with years of experience covering the tech industry. When he’s not writing you can find him covering companies like Comcast Business Class.

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