Counter-depth refrigerator?

Old 06-29-13, 11:20 PM
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Counter-depth refrigerator?

My wife and I have just bought a new home (woot!) and the current residents will be taking their fridge with them. It is a counter-depth samsung 23 cubic foot fridge.

I would really like to have a bigger fridge, but dont want it to stick out into the kitchen by 8".

I have seen a lot of threads around the 'internets' about choosing space over aesthetics, etc. etc. But not once have I seen anyone mention making a space in the wall to fit the deeper fridge, and having that full size fridge be 'counter-depth'.

Is this possible? Reasonable? Expensive? Permits required?

Any thoughts?
Old 06-30-13, 04:48 AM
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You only have so much space to put the refrigerator in. That is probably not negotiable. You only have 4' of space between the sheetrock of the two adjoining rooms, and the studs can't be moved, so making the opening deeper would not be an option. Any cavity you build will need breathable room as the fridge needs air circulation to operate properly. It's "cake and eat" time. Bigger fridge will probably stick out some. Smaller fridge will hold less food.

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