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Switch Refrigerator and Oven location?

Posted by chetsmom (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 21, 12 at 15:55

In our current kitchen plans the oven/MW, stove, and pantry are located together on a separate wall. I'm wondering if we will find the location of the refrigerator inconvenient. Should we move it to where the oven/MW is? Or am I just over-thinking this?

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RE: Switch Refrigerator and Oven location?

We will have a similar run of pantry, frig & wall ovens. In comparison we ARE switching your oven and frig together. Even if you are a more frequent user of the MW, it pales in comparison to how many times a person puts things in or out of the frig.

I'm going to watch the responses in case we missed anything.

RE: Switch Refrigerator and Oven location?

Your island is a bit of a "barrier island" for the current location of the refrigerator. If you switch the oven & refrigerator, it will be less of a barrier b/w your Prep Zone (the counter b/w the cooktop and sink) and refrigerator.

A couple of other comments:

  • Consider a 90-degree corner rather than a diagonal cabinet. Right now, you don't have much floor space/counter frontage to the right of the sink for prepping. If you make it a 90-degree corner, you gain 12" of floor space. For most people, the deep corner created by a diagonal front cabinet is not very useful except for a TV or maybe a mixer - i.e., storing things there that you don't need to access/pull out that often. I would much rather have the additional counter frontage!

  • Consider many more drawers instead of all those standard cabinets! Most of us here find drawers far more functional than standard base cabinets - even if you have roll out tray shelves in those cabinets.

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