To determine the right refrigerator size, measure your kitchen entrance, evaluate your storage needs, determine the freezer space needed, and consider the space available for door swing. Finally, list the features that are important to you.
- Measure your kitchen entrance
Measure your kitchen entrance to find the maximum size refrigerator that can be installed in your kitchen.
- Evaluate your storage needs
Think about how much space you need in your refrigerator. This depends on the number of family members and how often you entertain and go shopping.
- Determine the freezer space needed
Consider your freezer needs. You may require a larger refrigerator with a generous freezer if you frequently stock up on frozen foods, ice and other frozen items.
- Calculate space for door swing
Consider door swing clearance when measuring your available refrigerator space, especially if the refrigerator is located next to a wall or across from an island. Determine whether to buy a refrigerator with a right- or left-swinging door.
- List the features that are important to you
Consider which features are important to you. Extra features can reduce the refrigerator’s interior storage size. Door bins, water and ice dispensers, ice makers and individual cooling zones may not always be necessary.