Tip & How-To about Refrigerators
When buying a new refrigerator many people like the look of a built-in refrigerator but find that they are very expensive and will require extensive remodeling to make them work for their kitchen. The answer becomes the counter depth refrigerator. These refrigerators depth can vary in the depth between 23 and 27 inches. This will keep the front of the refrigerator back about six inches more than a normal refrigerator which often run between 30 to 34 inches in depth. While the front of the counter depth refrigerator may still have to stick out beyond the cabinets so that the door can be opened, it does not require that it stick out way beyond the cabinets, as many normal depth refrigerators do.
The configuration of many counter depth refrigerators is the double side by side door model with a freezer the full length on one side and the fridge on the other side. They also come with the freezer in a drawer on the bottom and a double door fridge on the top.
Because of the depth limitation many of the counter depth refrigerators are wider and/ or taller then the standard depth models. This gives the room for the refrigerator cu ft or refrigerator cubic feet (internal size or capacity) to be larger with less depth. If you are considering one of these models, make sure that you measure the space available to make sure that you can fit the refrigerator into the hole that you have for it.
The price of the counter depth refrigerator will also be a bit more then the standard depth refrigerator. While this cost may be more, they are still much less then a true built-in refrigerator. If you check you can also find counter depth refrigerators that will allow you to customize the front panels with wood, just like true built-in refrigerators.
What refrigerator best meets your needs can only be decided by you. A new refrigerator will often last about 15 years. Take the time to check carefully into what type and size will be the best for you.
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