Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Kitchen layout, especially fridge

Posted by skeylargo (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 26, 13 at 19:52

We are finally ready to re-do our 30+ year kitchen and want to change layout in the process. The biggest dilemma we have is with the wall that the refrigerator goes on. We can't decide on
1.which end of the cabinet run it should go on
2. should we make it counter depth or regular depth.
The spot fridge is at in the plan is by the doorway that goes into LR/DR. The doorway on the left is to the hallway, that's where we come in all the time. If we put counter depth fridge I guess it could go on either side but regular depth seems to block in the kitchen and would give less room for table and chairs. Our current fridge is 33" wide and is plenty big for us. If we went with 36" counter depth it would give us the same cubic feet space. If I put the fridge in the location on the plan than I have to move the doorway 3" (already moved in the plan) which means that I would have to either repaint (faux finished and stenciled) LR walls or put decorative moldings to cover the change.
I really want to get moving on the kitchen but the fridge really has me stumped. Also worried if there would be enough room in the current plan location to open the fridge and freezer doors, move out the fridge for repairs or exchange etc.
If you see any other problems that I did not tink of please let me know as well..

Thank you


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Kitchen layout, especially fridge

Wasn't sure how to upload 2 pictures. Here's the overall kitchen layout


 o
RE: Kitchen layout, especially fridge

Is the range/fridge wall an interior wall? Depending on what's on the other side of that wall, I've seen several posts here where GWers recess the fridge into the wall. Allows a standard depth (SD) fridge to fit some spaces better.

I think SD fridges are 36" w/handles, so you do look a bit tight to maneuver for maintenance.

HTH, tmy


 o
RE: Kitchen layout, especially fridge

it is an inside wall, but it is also a load bearing and I would be worried about damaging the wall behind (also faux finished).
Looking more carefully at the plan it does not seem enough space for a fridge anyway - it shows depth of 30" and regular fridge depth is 33". I am having such a hard time with this kitchen layout :(


 o
RE: Kitchen layout, especially fridge

Your current layout is too tight for maintenance of the fridge. I would move the 36" CD fridge to the end of the cabinet run on the opposite wall, across from the cabinets which are to the left of the range. Hope this helps and good luck. I'm looking forward to seeing your new kitchen.


 o
RE: Kitchen layout, especially fridge

Thank you Texasgal47. I wanted the kitchen to feel more open when we first come in that's why we tried to put the fridge on the right end. I wasn't also sure if there would be a problem to move the kitchen light switch and phone line which is by the entrance from the hall on that wall once we put the fridge to the left of the range.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here