Refrigerator Dimensions Guide for Your Maryland or Washington DC Kitchen

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It is important to consider the depth of your refrigerator when designing a kitchen. If you want a sleek look, then it’s best not to put one in front or behind all tall cabinets with narrow shelves above them because this will make sure there are no gaps between fridge and countertop that could potentially show through from inside as well!

I hope these tips help ensure what we see matches up perfectly against our expectations so everything blends together seamlessly without anything calling attention too strongly either way.

Choosing a Counter-Depth Refrigerator

Choosing a counter-depth refrigerator for your kitchen can be a great way to save space. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before making your purchase.

Counter-depth refrigerators are shallower than standard models, so they can be a great option if you’re tight on kitchen space. But keep in mind that they may not have all the features of a standard fridge.

Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes. With different countertop depths, your kitchen can be as unique as you are! 24-inch base cabinets might suit some people better than others – but the important thing to remember is that it’s up (and visible) for debate until installation day arrives.

It could go something like this: You’ll need a couple of inches extra if their backsplash treatments require an edge extension; then there are those who love seeing exposed cabinets fronts allowing them more room at eye level during meal prep sessions.

Whether you’re looking to preserve the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen or provide space for extra appliances, a counter-depth refrigerator is likely what will work best. This type typically has a lower capacity than its taller counterparts but also costs slightly more due to its stylish design elements like wide panels and tall doors which give it an in-line appearance with other cabinetry styles while still preserving some functionality – all at once!

Consider Appliance Manufacturer’s Specifications

It is important to know the depth of your refrigerator, so make sure you’re getting accurate measurements. Some manufacturers measure from different spots depending on what they need for their design – but how do we know which one of them? The best bet would be that just about any manufacturer will list multiple numbers along with their specifications!

Refrigerators Rarely Match the Countertops

Homebuilders and remodelers take many factors into consideration when designing a home, including the needs and lifestyle of the family who will live there.

One important consideration is the depth of the refrigerator. Typically, the overall depth, when measured from the back of the appliance to the front of the handles, is about 30 inches. However, the depth of the refrigerator box itself—measured without the doors—is often about 24 to 25 inches, which does match the depth of standard cabinetry and countertops. This means that you can expect the refrigerator doors to extend forward from the front lip of standard countertops. This is necessary since the doors need room to swing open on their hinges. But you also want to avoid having the refrigerator extend too far out from the adjoining counters.

By taking these factors into consideration, homebuilders can create homes that are both functional and stylish.

Refrigerators May Require Small Gaps

Homebuilders often account for the need for a small gap between the back of a refrigerator and the wall when designing kitchen layouts. The overall installed depth of the appliance will be slightly more than the actual dimensions due to this gap. However, this is usually not an issue for most families since they can easily adjust their lifestyle to accommodate the extra depth. In fact, many people find that having a bit of extra space behind their refrigerator makes it easier to keep the area clean.

Pay Close Attention to Capacity

Homebuilders are increasingly including counter-depth fridges in new homes, and for good reason. They offer a sleek, built-in look that can really elevate the style of a kitchen. Plus, they don’t stick out from the counters, so you can move around your kitchen with ease. However, counter-depth fridges come with a trade-off. They typically have less food-storage capacity than standard fridges. So if you’re a family of four who likes to cook big meals and always have leftovers on hand, a counter-depth fridge might not be the best choice for you. Instead, you might want to opt for a standard fridge with more capacity. It all comes down to lifestyle and what works best for your family.


Whether you are just planning a large or small project, it is best to get in touch with builders that have long-term experience and that can advise you on the best course to take for your desired results. 

If you are thinking about building a new home in Maryland or Washington, DC, Winthorpe Design & Build can help you design the home of your dreams. Reach out today to schedule a conversation.

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