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The kitchen layout is the main starting point for any kitchen project. Understand your space, who will be using the kitchen and for what purposes, and design a layout where the appliances are easily accessible and do not obstruct traffic. Make sure you can easily move between refrigerator and food preparation areas. The size and configuration of the refrigerator will depend on amount of people in the household, the size of the kitchen and the features you want. Sometimes adding a secondary beverage or snack refrigerator in a separate area is a great idea to maximize space in the kitchen and access food and drink without interfering with the cooking.
When selecting your refrigerator, you’ll also want to take into consideration the functionality and features of the appliance and how it will be used. The way you live and entertain will determine if you would need more freezer space, easier accessibility or additional space for beverages.
This style offers a larger food compartment on the top and the smaller compartment (freezer) on the bottom. This configuration is ideal for you if you frequently eat more fresh food.
With this style, the freezer and food compartment stand side by side, allowing convenient access to both compartments, with the doors opening from the center.
This is a configuration that enables you to enjoy both of the side-by-side and bottom-freezer. With double-door fridge and the full-width with plenty of storage space for your refrigeration compartment.
A full freezer o full refrigerator fully integrated in your cabinets can maximize storage and allows to integrate the appliances seamlessly into any design without the need of having the two appliance together.
These are probably the most flexible cooling appliances. Perfect for both small and large kitchens, they allow you to maximize your counter space and create larger preparation areas at accessible levels. Under-counter refrigerators, freezers and wine are also excellent for outdoor kitchens. No more going in and out of the house to get drinks, food and snacks. You can have everything you need right there.
After selecting the functional aspects and defining a budget, you can start selecting your refrigeration appliances' style and finishes. In today's Luxury kitchens, the design varies between showing durable and sleek stainless steel or integrated appliances with custom panels that conceal the refrigerator allowing seamless integration. Here is an example: