Counter-depth refrigerators are becoming more common today than before. They are an alternative to the traditional, boxier fridge. Are they worth it? We’ll help you answer whether you should buy a counter-depth refrigerator by looking at how it compares with a regular fridge and its benefits.
What Is a Counter-Depth Refrigerator?
A counter-depth refrigerator is a refrigerator that extends only about an inch beyond your kitchen countertops at most. Technically, it is a fridge that is 30 inches deep or less, unlike a regular model, which is often deeper than 30 inches. In every other aspect, they work as well as any other fridge.
Are They Smaller?
The natural concern about counter-depth fridges is decreased storage capacity. Like traditional models, counter-depth ones also come in different sizes based on their make and model. Some will be smaller, but others make up the difference by increasing height and width. The bottom line is that you should decide on a refrigerator based on the storage capacity you need.
Benefits of Counter-Depth Fridges
Counter-depth fridges are undeniably sleek, as they line up closely with your cabinetry. With only the doors protruding, you have a much smoother look to your kitchen. It is likely less expensive than installing an actual built-in refrigerator but still gets the job done and looks great.
More Kitchen Space
Another benefit of having a counter-depth refrigerator is extra kitchen space. You’ll have more floor space and more space around the fridge. You can open the door without worrying about bumping into anything or anyone. It will be refreshing!
Easy Access to Fridge Contents
Yet another benefit is the accessibility of refrigerator contents. It is easier to reach items at the back of the refrigerator and see all that is there. You won’t have to take so many items out of the fridge just to dig out that one jar that got pushed to the back.
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