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Which Refrigerator Type Is Best for Your Kitchen?

refrigerator typeWith 2017 comes new beginnings. What better way to start afresh than with a kitchen remodeling? Appliances play a huge role in the renovations. Being the biggest appliance, the refrigerator has an enormous impact on how the room as a whole looks. There are various refrigerator types that suit a variety of kitchen designs. We will discuss the three primary styles.

The Three Primary Refrigerator Types at a Glance

Built-In Refrigerators

As suggested in its name, built-in refrigerators are built right into the cabinetry. The sides sit flush with the cabinet, though the fridge door may slightly protrude beyond the cabinet.

Overlay Refrigerators

Overlay Refrigerators are also built in. In addition, the doors also blend with the cabinet doors. In other words, if you have maple oak cabinet doors, then the fridge door will also take the appearance of maple oak.

Integrated Refrigerators

Integrateds fridges are nearly identical to overlay models. The door also matches the rest of the cabinetry. The difference, however, is that the door is completely flush with the cabinets, whereas in the other two styles the fridge door protrudes outward by about two inches. Integrated fridges completely blend in and look nearly indistinguishable from the rest of the cabinets.

Which Style Is Right for Your Kitchen?

It comes down to your own preference. We will say, however, that integrated units are quite trendy. Many San Antonio residents like the blended appearance. It’s certainly a welcome change from a standalone, stainless steel fridge, which can have a stark industrial appearance. Even some of our commercial remodeling projects have included integrated fridges, despite facility kitchens’ being out of public sight.

Renovate Your Kitchen for 2017

Contact DreamMaker of NE San Antonio to start the new year with a new kitchen. We can help you pick out a refrigerator type that best complements the layout of your kitchen.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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