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Refrigerator Placement Ideas for Your Kitchen Remodel

Tips for making sure your kitchen design and refrigerator placement work together to create a well-functioning space.
Monday, 25 May 2020
Making Refrigerator Placement and Kitchen Remodeling Work Together Making Refrigerator Placement and Kitchen Remodeling Work Together

If you’re about to embark on a kitchen remodeling project, you may wish to consider different refrigerator placement ideas. The layout of any Colorado Springs kitchen design should be a starting point for any project, and how you access your food is essential. The size and layout of your kitchen will dictate where the refrigerator ends up, and there are several factors to consider.

Why Your Refrigerator Placement Might Be  in the Corner

Refrigerator placement often ends up in the corner of the kitchen for a variety of reasons. First, you don’t want your refrigerator doors to impede traffic when opened. You can avoid this by having the unit tucked into a corner. Also, a refrigerator placed in the corner of an attractive kitchen won’t block sight-lines or the light, giving more attention to other features in the kitchen. 

The Tallest Item in the Room

Typically, your refrigerator is the tallest thing in the kitchen space. That said, the refrigerator placement should be next to other tall items, such as a wall oven or a floor-to-ceiling cabinet grouping By co-locating tall elements in the kitchen, the group of items appear as if they are built-in. But, don’t forget to ensure you have plenty of counter space near your fridge and oven to create those Colorado culinary masterpieces. 

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Consider the Placement of Your Pantry

Then thinking about refrigerator placement, we always recommend that Colorado Springs homeowners think about when they come home from the grocery store. One of the big parts of the food shopping process is sorting through all the food and organizing it between the various cupboards, the fridge and pantry. This step is going to take even more time if your pantry and refrigerator are on opposite ends of the kitchen. 

At the same time, most of the meals you make are going to require items from both your fridge and pantry. If you can simply reach out to either to grab what you need, cooking will be much more efficient and enjoyable. 

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Refrigerator Placement Ideas for Small Kitchens

When you have a small kitchen, planning the placement of your refrigerator matters even more because it will probably be the biggest thing in the room. Ideally, you don’t want the refrigerator to block a window or walkway, so you want it convenient but still out of the way as much as possible. 

In some cases, your kitchen might be so compact that there isn’t even room for a standard refrigerator.  If you run into this unique situation, you can consider a counter depth refrigerator or even refrigerator and freezer drawers below counter level. 

Design and Cost Considerations With Refrigerators

If you’re approaching a kitchen remodeling project in Colorado Springs, the good news is that where you put your appliances shouldn’t significantly impact your budget. You simply need a dedicated electric outlet - preferably on a dedicated circuit - and a water line for the ice-maker to get the functionality you need. 

In terms of refrigerator placement ideas, you can make any number of changes if you don’t like your current layout. A certified kitchen designer will provide input with regards to functionality and any other aesthetic considerations. 

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Final Thoughts

Planning a new kitchen and selecting your appliances can be exciting. As you go through this process, make sure your kitchen layout and kitchen appliances work together to create a well-functioning space. 

At Designer Kitchens, we have been mastering the art of kitchen design in Colorado since 1989. We’ll give you our top refrigerator placement ideas and show you examples of what works best in our Colorado Springs showroom.  

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