Building new house and need help on built in refrigerators
We are building our first house and fell in love with the look of the built in Thermador refrigerator but not so much the price. We are very new to the world of built ins and high end appliances but our builder has allowances for a Thermador range so we decided to go with the fridge as well (with the current promotion we get a free vent). But the price tag is just mind blowing as our current GE Profile fridge was $800 and the Thermador is north of $8000 (for the 48" model).
We found out today that we will be getting a cabinet built around the fridge for no extra cost and were wondering what it would look like to get a non-built in refrigerator put in instead. We have perused the forums and see we are not the only ones with this question but as our house is still in the building stages maybe we can achieve the built in 'look' without the price? We don't mind if the fridge sticks out a few inches but it will be next to a wall. Our counters are going to be the standard 24" and space is kind of tight. We want a 48" side by side fridge with 30" being the refrigerator portion. Any ideas to what specific ones people have would be greatly appreciated as well.
Thanks in advance for any help!