Wow, what big hinges you have! Sneaky devils in any kitchen remodel, refrigerator hinges can actually add two whole inches to the total height of the appliance – a disaster when you’re fitting a new fridge under existing cabinetry. Depending on the style of the overhead cabinet, one that is 12 inches deep will most likely still accommodate the change, but may not if the cabinet is 24 inches or more.
In the past decade, refrigerators have outgrown their 68-inch ancestors and now measure in around 71 to 72 inches tall. That’s more added height to figure into the plan. So what’s a buyer to do?
Avoid the refrigerator blues by keeping a tape measure on hand and double-checking this list before your big purchase:
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