Which would you do? Panels or counter depth?
I posted this on the kitchen forum not long ago, but I'd appreciate fb here too. I'm planning a kitchen makeover. We're getting new ss appliances, cabinet color will change, wall color, etc.
I wanted to box out the refrigerator by adding panels and pulling the upper cabinet forward. I didn't realize I was going to have dimension issues. Note - Our current refrigerator is 21.9 cu ft.
Here are some photos.
I pretty much have two options.
1. Buy a counter depth refrigerator and call it a day. - I can't add panels with a cd refrigerator because I'd have to drop down to a 17 cu foot and that's just too small for our expanding family. I won't go lower than 20. I can't find a photo showing this in the middle of a cabinet run.
2. Buy the same refrigerator in stainless (mine sticks out less than most) and box it out anyhow. The refrigerator would stick out past the panels and is going to look like an afterthought. Would look similar to these.
At least I think I have enough room to add panels with this fridge. I've looked at some many refrigerators and dimensions over the past few weeks I can't keep them straight!
It would be great to recess a standard refrigerator into the wall, but DH wants nothing to do with that and I've decided to leave it alone. I also can't start flipping and moving cabinets at this time because we're not replacing the counters or floor. Someone on the kitchen forum suggested completely removing the end cabinet and adding a pantry, but we have a large pantry with a door beside the island.
I'm a visual person and can't picture it in my kitchen. I'm leaning towards option 1.
The other thing is the color of the refrigerator cabinet/sides. The cd fridge has gray sides and I'm staining & possibly glazing the cabinets darker. Knowing that, would it be better for the sides to be black to recede/blend in more? Ha, I'm talking about a refrigerator 'blending'. Hopefully you know what I'm getting at.
This post was edited by sheesharee on Sat, Mar 1, 14 at 22:09