Recessed fridge - opening dimensions
We're planning to recess a standard depth 36" wide fridge into the wall so that it appears counter depth. I know many GWer's have done this in the past. My GC has just started to frame the opening and the deeper hole is exactly 36" wide. I'm thinking we'll probably need an extra 1/2 inch or so? I'm going to check that he took the drywall into consideration.
1. How much space do you need along the sides of a freestanding fridge? The specs on this one are 35.75" wide.
2. How much space do you need above a freestanding fridge that is 69.75" tall?
3. Any other tips so that this plan goes smoothly?
I haven't chosen a specific fridge yet, but I'm leaning towards this one:
Here is a link that might be useful: Possible fridge