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Not all Refrigerators are Created Equal

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I'm writing this post because there's something you need to know about refrigerators and how they should fit in your kitchen. Whether I'm staging a house to sell or designing a kitchen there's a problem that many of you are not aware of that has caught my attention. Not all refrigerators are created equal. The problem is that there are two kinds of applications for most kitchens, standard (regular) or counter depth. I'm not talking about the custom built-in kind but the kind that most of us have that just slide in and go. I have noticed that most people don't seam to be aware of this.

When purchasing a refrigerator you need to be aware of the correct application in your kitchen. Out here in the west most applications are counter depth, meaning the location for the refrigerator is positioned within a counter space. Most counters are 24" deep so your refrigerator should not protrude past the counter in order to be correct. I don't know how many times I have seen a refrigerator sticking way out in to the room even to the point it's hard to get through a doorway or move around in the room. What people are, unwittingly,  doing is buying standard depth refrigerators and putting them in counter depth slots. To further complicate the issue standard depth refrigerators are more common than counter depth and most show rooms only display standard depth. So beware when purchasing your next  refrigerator, not all are crated equal and to select the right one for your kitchen.

Comments (2)

Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
Broker / REALTORS®

Great blog post Jill Nelson . I've seen this a bunch as well. Depending on the space it can really throw a kitchen off.

Oct 27, 2016 12:29 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Jill Nelson - indeed there are so many things to be considered for a refrigerator. They all are NOT equal.

Oct 27, 2016 03:55 PM