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Old 2011-01-02, 05:36 PM
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As the title suggests , I am looking for feedback on what 'standard' is for fridge dimensions. I know that there is no 'standard' size (as per the person I spoke with at the appliance store!) but the builder has indicated the size is standard.

Any idea how big is still considered standard?

We looked at an 18.5 cu fridge. but it looked kinda small. The woman helping us also said a 19 or 19.5 cubic foot fridge could fit, and without being able to measure the space for a few days, I am wondering how big we can consider without running into space issues...
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imo a standard fridge hole is 36 x 72

work with the outside dimensions of the fridge + the clearances it needs and the cuft will pretty much look after itself - but the depth dimension impacts cu ft a lot

be careful with the door swing radius since sometimes an island is too close depending on distance fridge sits out past the cabinets

there should be a kitchen sketch with dimensions in your sale agreement

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Old 2011-01-02, 06:17 PM
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Thanks good2know.
Also how much clearance is needed?

I am going to call the builder tomorrow to confirm, but I found an older thread on here and someone thought it was 32 x 69, which is consistent with the sales agent we spoke to today. It seems so small with 32 inches.
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We were told not to go bigger than 34" to fit the 36" opening.
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Old 2011-01-02, 07:13 PM
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it depends on the fridge / model - it will say in the specs for the fridge

new fridges need very little side clearance - for many 1/2 inch per side is enough

here's an example of what's available online - fam member has this one >>

http://www.jenn-air.ca/assets/fddDPq...H2fgjFYVXV.pdf

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Old 2011-01-02, 07:22 PM
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We were told not to go bigger than 34" to fit the 36" opening.
this may be the situation where there is a fixed wall
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Old 2011-01-02, 07:44 PM
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Everyone nowdays is getting french doors fridge. I am on a contrary, going backwards. I have two-door fridge right now. never again! looks good, that's it. You need two hands to open this damn thing. It drives me crazy! I am going back to one door and I am very happy about it.
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I'm going with a one door too.

We were asked by our kitchen designer to send them the specs for the fridge we wanted, to make sure they made the opening the right size. It's going to be 33" for us, as we don't want a huge fridge. But the island was moved out an inch to make sure the door can swing open.
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Old 2011-01-02, 09:35 PM
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If you're worried about the fridge door clearance, another option is to look into a more expensive counter depth fridge. It's not as deep but wider so it wouldn't fit in the "standard" size fridge opening.

Mine's about 35.75" wide but only a little over 29" deep including the door handles. It is a two door style and I have no problems opening the door with one hand probably because it weighs a @#$% ton according to the movers.
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How anyone can open two doors with one hand?
French doors and two-door side-by-side are two different animals...
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