I want water and ice
As I considered the options of what to include for our basement kitchenette, I was leaning toward no fridge there bc I already have a basement fridge in the storage room, and a THIRD FRIDGE seems excessive. "But you'll want somewhere to store your favorite drinks like juice, soda and beer!" everyone chimes. Well, we RARELY drink soda or juice, and we NEVER drink alcohol. The truth is, our family of 8 (yes I'm serious) has a favorite beverage of ice water. We do drink milk with meals but treat it like a food. So if we want our beverage of choice in the basement we want something that dispenses filtered water and ice. From what I've seen, ice makers are expensive, noisy, and prone to leaking. So it seems that a refrigerator with a filtered water dispenser and ice maker would be my best bet. Am I wrong? Because it also has to be counter depth, which jacks up the price by about $1000. And it will take the place of one of my beloved built in pantries. Tell me there is something else out there that will give me ice and filtered water that will be silent, not as expensive, won't leak, and takes up way less room than a fridge. Someone? Please?