The Facts On Fridges
- Width & Height. The majority of fridges range from 24″ to 36″ wide, although you may find some extra wide models up to 50″. Most options are 65″ to 85″ in height. Know the dimensions of the fridges you’re considering. This allows your designer to create a large enough opening for your new appliance.
- Depth Of Design. A standard depth fridge will jut out from your countertop, sometimes by half a foot or more. A counter depth fridge provides a streamlined appearance along with a better traffic flow, particularly near entry-ways. These fridges may be wider than usual so tell your designer if you’re thinking of this option.
- Overlay Options. Keep the spotlight on your beautiful wood cabinetry by opting for a refrigerator with an overlay panel. This custom option creates a streamlined appearance, allowing your fridge to look like a part of the cabinetry.
- Potential Plumbing. A new fridge with a water and ice dispenser will likely require some minor plumbing work. This should be completed before your cabinets are installed. Let your designer know if you’re planning on making this upgrade.
A Range of Ranges
- Appliance Dimensions. Most electric stoves are 30″ wide, but you can find special models that are as small as 24″ or as large as 48″. Your designer will need to know your purchase details to create a space large enough for your range.
- Gas vs Electric. Switching from electric to gas is important to many home chefs. This change will require a new gas hookup by a certified tradesperson. You’ll need to have this task finished before your cabinets are installed.
- Wall Oven & Cooktop. A new wall oven may end up being the central feature of your kitchen design. They’re ergonomically friendly and come in widths ranging from 24″ to 48″. Talk to your designer about where your placement will be. They’ll tailor an opening that fits your exact model.
- Microwave Range. A microwave range hood must be positioned a certain height above your stove. Let your designer know the model you plan to have installed. They will be able to position it accordingly.
- Microwave Drawer. These models are built-in to base cabinets, often on the kitchen island. They’re easy to access and often a favourite feature! Talk to your designer if this is what you’d like. They’ll create the perfect space to fit your exact model.
- Microwave Shelf. To free up valuable counter space, many home owners prefer a custom microwave shelf. Let your designer know the approximate size of your model. This ensures the nook will accommodate your appliance and have enough airflow, too
Are you located in Prince George? We’ve found that you can shop for countertop-depth fridges at Home Depot. Best Buy also has a collection of countertop-depth fridges. For wall ovens, you may find a variety of options at both the above stores as well as wall ovens at Costco.