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How to Pick the Best French Door Refrigerator for You

by Guest on Mar 29, 2011

So you have decided to upgrade your kitchen by purchasing new French door refrigerators. This type of refrigerator has become very popular recently because they are aesthetically pleasing in any kitchen, offer more storage space inside the fridge, and save space in your kitchen.

The basic design of French door refrigerators with dual door fridge and lower pullout freezer drawers is a great addition to any kitchen. When you head out to buy your new French door refrigerators, you may feel overwhelmed when you discover how many different colors, brands, and styles are available. You can narrow down your choices before leaving your kitchen by making a few simple decisions.

First, you should decide how deep you would like your new French door refrigerators to be. Do you want a regular or a counter-depth refrigerator? Counter-depth refrigerators are about 20 to 25 inches deep, and regular refrigerators are about 30 to 32 inches deep. The benefit of counter-depth French door refrigerators is that they take up less floor space in your kitchen. If you have a smaller kitchen this may be the best option for you. Counter-depth refrigerators are built to flow naturally into your existing kitchen. That is, they are built to align with the counters and cupboards. This alignment generally looks very nice and if you are concerned with the way your kitchen looks, a counter-depth refrigerator would be good for you. On the other hand, the regular-depth refrigerator offers more storage space inside the fridge and freezer. But even counter-depth French door refrigerators offer more space than traditional refrigerators. As you decide how deep you would like your refrigerator to be, you may measure how much space you have available and take that measurement with you to the store.

Once you have decided how deep you would like your refrigerator to be, the next thing to consider is color. Look at the colors in your kitchen and decide what color you would like your French door refrigerators to be. Common colors include black, white, bisque and, of course, stainless steel. You will want to make sure that your new French door refrigerators look nice and complement the other appliances and your cabinets well. If you like the look of stainless steel but don’t want to go to the extra effort to care for it, consider looking for a faux stainless steel color that is offered by most brands. Not every brand and style offers every color, so if you have a general idea of what French door refrigerators you are looking for, you will have narrowed down your options. At the same time, be willing to go shopping for French door refrigerators with an open mind: you may need to sacrifice the color you want for a design or feature that fits your needs.

Finally, before going out to purchase French door refrigerators, consider what types of brands and price range you would like to look at. It may be a good idea to go with a brand that you have used before and that you have been happy with. You may want to research different brands online and come to the store with a list of brands you would like to look at.

Picking French door refrigerators may be overwhelming, but these steps will help you be prepared to make the best decision for you.

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