Need some help picking a fridge/freezer
My wife and I are building a custom home. We are in the planning phases and are trying to figure out appliances among other things.
My wife is set on separate fridge/freezer around the 32-36" size for each. The kicker, she also wants to be able to panel it. We know Sub-zero, viking, and a couple others have 36" fridge/freezer that take custom panels. I am not sure I want to put out somewhere in the 10-12k mark for just those two appliances.
We have been told by one builder "we can panel any fridge/freezer". Is this true, am I limited to only fridge/freezers that accept custom panels and are said to be built-ins?
I don't want to cheap out on the fridge/freezer, but again don't want to put so much of my budget to just those two items. If that is the case, we can look at non-paneled versions, stainless appliances which we can find affordable.
We would love insight anyone and everyone has. The criteria for us is a separate fridge/freezer, large if possible (have two little boys we anticipate getting bigger :) and possibly a third child in the future) so we are prepping. And best-case scenario, able to be paneled.
All help and comments appreciated! Thanks everyone!