Noob moving into a new house after the last one burned to the ground. All I have is just a couple macbooks and iphones for music sources right now (luckily the iTunes libraries survived). We plan to get one HDTV which will be in my office/TV room upstairs, with a small sound system in that room. We will also want audio on the main floor in the living room and kitchen, streaming iTunes library and podcasts and NPR, Pandora (and the like). TV will be for OTA channels and streaming video - no cable.
The question is how to make this as simple, high-quality, wireless system. I currently have Apple TV/Airplay or Sonos systems in mind, leaning toward Apple. Happy to hear input on that basic choice.
Then, if I do go with Apple gear, I'm really not sure what that setup would look like. For instance, if I have the ATV in my TV room upstairs, hooked up to that sound system, how would that best be setup to control, say, a pair of floor-standing speakers in the living room (components needed and their setup?), and some books-shelf speakers in the kitchen (ditto ?'s)?