How much clearance in front of a refrigerator?
My refrigerator will be at the end of a cabinet run, with cabinets on the opposite wall facing it. They will be regular base + wall cabinets, not a tall pantry unit.
The aisle between them also leads to the dining room, foyer and stairs to the second floor.
I have not decided on whether to get a french door refrigerator or a single door opening into the kitchen (left hingle). I realize that the doorway will be blocked when the refrigerator is in use, but I don't have enough space to push the cabinets across from the refrigerator back far enough to avoid that.
Right now that aisle is about 45 inches. Is that enough space to allow comfortable access to the refrigerator?