Reality check, please! Fridge anxiety.
I am in desperate need of a reality check before proceeding with my kitchen project. I really want to get the fridge out of the main space and put it at the end of the sink run, which will put it in a very short hall.
I have 70 inches from baseboard to baseboard and the fridge is 36 inches deep from the wall including handles. That leaves 34 inches of space in front of the fridge. It is a french door model, and I have tried to mock up the space to mimic a wall 34 inches in front of it and I can put in/remove a 15 inch box fan with little problem (tried to mimic a pizza box, the largest thing we put in there). The freezer opens all the way with room to stand in front of it.
I'm just terrified I will make some horrible mistake with the kitchen. This is all new territory, and it's a lot of money. And I can't try it out first.
Is this a reasonable amount of space for the fridge? Anything that would replace it in the future would be less deep, I just made a poor choice when I bought it a few months ago. Lesson learned: don't but a fridge the same day the old one fails, too much stress to make a good choice.