Is a built in refrigerator the same as counter-depth?

Is a built in refrigerator the same as counter-depth?

Counter-depth refrigerators are built in the same fashion as built-in models. The only difference is that built-in appliances are built into cabinetry while counter-depth models sit out on your kitchen counters.

Do you lose space with a counter depth refrigerator?

By shaving off a few inches, counter depth refrigerators offer a shallower build than their standard depth counterparts. However, the disadvantage to this is that you lose some interior space and will have less storage capacity for food items.

What is the advantage of a built in refrigerator?

Built-in refrigerators are built to last. They have a longer lifespan than most stand-alone refrigerators. The other big advantage with built-in refrigerators is the limitless customization. A variety of door styles are available, including custom paneling and see-through doors.

Are built-in fridges a standard size?

Integrated fridge freezers are a standard size so that they can fit into 60W x 60D housing unit.

Are all built-in refrigerators the same height?

Refrigerators come in various styles, capacities and overall sizes. Standard refrigerator sizes range from around 24 to 40 inches in width, 62 to 72 inches in height and 29 to 36 inches in depth. Top- and bottom-freezer refrigerators are more often available in smaller sizes.

What is a French door on a refrigerator?

French door refrigerators have one continuous refrigerator space on top accessed by two doors, with a freezer drawer below. Both models tend to come with a wide range of features such as exterior ice and water dispensers, adjustable shelves and door bins, along with higher-end finish options.

How long do built in fridges last?

CR members expect refrigerators they buy to last 10 years, on average, according to our 2018 survey, and that lines up with what most manufacturers tell us: Their fridges are built to last 10 years. But that doesn’t mean that the decade will be problem-free.

Can a built in refrigerator be free standing?

So can a built in refrigerator be freestanding? No. They are literally built into the existing cabinetry, making the refrigerator a permanent fixture in the home. However, you have options with size and design, and some built-in models offer a freestanding version.

How many inches should a refrigerator stick out from the counter?

In short, the answer is yes. Your fridge will need about two inches of space away from the wall in the back to allow for air circulation. On the sides, you’ll want your fridge to have about 1/8 inch for a standard fridge and about 1 inch on each side for cabinet depth.