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Cross post from Kitchens. Is 29" enough?

Posted by dad4diy (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 17, 13 at 23:18

We are agonizing over the fridge decision for our remodel. The former pantry area will be used for the fridge.

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We were planning all along to get a counter depth fridge, but after demo, we realized we have a little extra depth. As the picture shows, we have about 28.5" now and will have 29.25" after the cabinet framing is added.

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Many standard depth fridges have a case depth around 29". However, they recommend 1-2" for air clearance behind them. I can recess water and electric in the stud bay in the wall, but are we pushing the limit here? Thanks for any input!

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RE: Cross post from Kitchens. Is 29" enough?

Check out my post about the new Samsung fridge. Just saw one tonight at HD. The body part was just under 31 inches. The doors have slots for handles nothing sticks out.
The fridge in 73 inches tall including the door hinges.
It 32 cu ft!

RE: Cross post from Kitchens. Is 29" enough?

You might consider modifying the studded wall area so it provides the desired air space.


RE: Cross post from Kitchens. Is 29" enough?

the problem will be the right side and proper clearance for opening the door.

It also depends on what you want it to look like. Pretty much all counter depth units have different carcass depths and door thicknesses. You would need to research and pick one that would fit.

You can also remove the drywall at the back to gain some extra space for ventilation.

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