Build in the Fridge or Counter Depth??
Our fridge will be surrounded on the left by a partial wall we are adding and on the right by floor-to-ceiling pull-out cabinet pantry. I don't want it to stick out and show the sides of the fridge, so I was planning to get a CD fridge. However, we could conceal a standard sized fridge by adding 4 inches to the wall and putting the pantry cabinet out 4 inches from the back wall.. We'd have to fill in behind the pantry cab, but that should be pretty easy since our cabinets are white.
The standard fridge I would get is $1,000 less than the CD. Even if those funds were mostly used by labor/materials to do the build, it seems like I might be in a better position to replace the fridge in the future. I know refrigerators don't last like they used to. Our old one was only 7 when it died. So I'm thinking this would save me money in the future, and also widen the options available when I need to replace the fridge.
The downside is that the fridge and pantry will "stick out" 4 more inches, so I'd lose that floor space. And visually it would be different. The fridge/pantry are part of the back wall that will also contain the range and most of my cabinetry. I do think it would look ok, just maybe not as sleek/straight/modern as counter depth.
Any thoughts or opinions? Bless you if you've read this far, lol! I have to decide by tomorrow and am just not sure.