A refrigerator is an expensive appliance that will sit in one of your most used rooms for the next 10+ years, so it’s important you do your research before hitting “ship now.”
Below are some of the most common mistakes we see people make when it comes time to purchase a refrigerator.
Not Buying the Right Style
Sure, all refrigerators are large boxes that keep your food cold, but there’s so much more to them than that. Do you want a top freezer or side by side doors? Do you want a drink dispenser on the fridge door? These are all things you should think about before starting your hunt.
Not Measuring You Counter Depth and Width
It sounds obvious, but we see people time and time again buy refrigerators that don’t fit in their kitchen — a problem they often don’t realize until the fridge is sitting on their front steps waiting to be installed.
In addition to its closed fit, you also want to make sure you have enough space to open the doors and drawers. If you have an island two feet in front of your fridge, it may be difficult to get large trays of food in and out.
Ignoring Its Style and Finish
First and foremost, you want your refrigerator to be functional, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be stylish! A good rule of thumb for decorating a kitchen is to match your appliances’ finishes.
Automatically Discounting Energy Efficient Models
Because the up-front cost of energy efficient appliances is a bit more than traditional ones, many people automatically write them off as a non-option. But remember, while you will spend a little more at the register for an energy efficient appliance, you’ll make up the difference (and then some) when you notice how much lower your energy bill is each month.
Not Recycling Your Old Refrigerator Properly
When it comes time to install your new refrigerator, don’t just throw your old one out on the curb. Recycling your refrigerator the right way will prevent harmful chemicals from being released into the environment. It will also ensure someone driving down the street doesn’t grab your old, energy-wasting model and throw in in their home.
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