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Old 2009-12-16, 08:13 PM
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We currently have a side by side and are growing tired of it. Like was mentioned, there is no room for any big boxes (pizza, etc...) in the freezer side and we find that because both sides are more narrow reaching anything in the back is difficult, even with slide out shelves.
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Old 2009-12-16, 08:13 PM
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definitely go for a counter depth... you can see the difference it makes.
as for size, you don't need to sacrifice it if you get a wider one. I have a 48" counterdepth that has 32.5 cubicfeet of space.
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But the fridge you got is a built-in which is much more expensive than a counter depth I know because we have one
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What we did was pay an upgrade for a fridge build-out so that it the cabinets around the fridge extend beyond the counter. We had a counter depth fridge in our old house and found that the capacity of the regular fridge was far better.
I agree that is a great idea to have cabinetry built around the reg. sized fridge but that also costs more & some builders will probably not do it unless you are getting a custom kitchen after closing.

What also works is having the wall recessed if possible. That's what we did in our previous house & gained an extra 8" of kitchen space
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Old 2009-12-23, 01:27 AM
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What also works is having the wall recessed if possible. That's what we did in our previous house & gained an extra 8" of kitchen space
Sadly, this can't happen without impacting the adjacent room (study)

What are the depths on counter-depth fridges? 26-29"?
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Old 2009-12-23, 01:40 AM
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Sadly, this can't happen without impacting the adjacent room (study)

What are the depths on counter-depth fridges? 26-29"?
That's true. In our case we were lucky because we had laundry behind the wall & had the space for it. Generally counter depth fridges are around 26" - 27" deep incl. doors (depending on the model). They are not as flush with the cabinets as built-ins but much better than reg. non-counter depth fridges.
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Old 2009-12-23, 02:10 AM
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We finally bit the bullet and bought counter-depth. We got the Samsung 22.5 cubic feet. We had been seriously considering going the side-by-side route because they were slightly less expensive, but I'm happy we went with the French door style in the end.

To answer the previous question, the depth is 28" so it's not exactly flush with the counter but will stick out a lot less than standard depth.
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Old 2009-12-23, 08:51 AM
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Also, something to be aware of - if you are getting a waterline put in for your fridge make sure that it is as close to the wall (or coming out of the wall) as possible. Our fridge sticks out almost 2 extra inches because of where the valve was placed on the floor behind the unit.
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