Choosing the Right Refrigerator Style for Your Home

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the refrigerator is one of the most important elements of the kitchen. In addition to having a refrigerator that looks good, it’s essential that you choose an appliance that meets your family’s food storage needs. Here are a few tips to help you select the right refrigerator style when you head to the appliance store.

Get the Right Fit

Before you begin looking at every refrigerator at your local appliance store, it’s important to narrow down your options by size. Carefully measure the area you have available in your kitchen to ensure your refrigerator will fit without extending beyond the countertops. In addition to measuring the spot where you will set the refrigerator, be sure to also measure the space between where the refrigerator will sit and the counter or cabinets across the way to ensure you’ll be able to open the refrigerator door completely. Don’t forget to measure the height to ensure you don’t purchase a model that’s too tall!

Evaluate Your Storage Needs

Once you have determined what size refrigerator you can fit in your kitchen, consider what style will work best with your storage needs. If you keep a lot of frozen items on hand, having a side-by-side model will be ideal. If the freezer is little used, consider a refrigerator option that has the freezer on the top or bottom. Refrigerators that have shelves which you can remove and rearrange can be helpful if you often store large items or entertain on a regular basis.

Look for Style

Modern refrigerators come in a variety of looks to fit any home design. Stainless steel options look great in everything from modern to traditional kitchens, but may not be ideal for homes with young children due to their tendency to show fingerprints. Refrigerators with coated metal exteriors can be a great alternative. If you enjoy a minimalist look, consider purchasing a model that can be integrated into your kitchen design with an exterior that matches your cabinets.

When you need a new refrigerator, stop by Friedmans Appliance in Walnut Creek. We offer a wide range of home appliances, including refrigerators, ranges, and wall ovens. To find out more about the products and brands we carry at our appliance store, call (925) 265-8402 today.