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Choosing Refrigeration For Your Home


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There comes a time when your old refrigerator goes out, or you simply want a new one. Choosing refrigerators and freezers for a home may seem simple because most homes only have a traditional refrigerator/freezer combination in the kitchen. 

Nowadays, there are all kinds of ways to make kitchen appliances look more stylish, such as the one above with the painted panels. Or the one below.

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However, many families would greatly benefit from having specialty appliances in their kitchen and throughout their homes. These additional appliances can save time and be placed in garages, family rooms, dens or even dorm rooms.

A separate freezer is an excellent choice for large families or for someone with a garden who freezes produce. Freezers help people eat more healthfully because they can freeze vegetables for up to a year. 


Families can also save money by purchasing large quantities of meat and frozen foods when they are on sale. Chest freezers are often cheaper and usually keep items colder than upright freezers do. However, many prefer uprights because they provide easier access to the food. 

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Those who need a little extra freezer space in their kitchens may want to consider an under-counter freezer, which can typically hold between 2.5 and five cubic feet of food. This would also work for those living in tiny homes, which are becoming more and more popular.

Another creative refrigeration option for the home is a beverage center or a wine cooler placed in a family gathering spot such as a den or game room. These small beverage center refrigerators make it easy to grab a soda or water without leaving the excitement. They can also hold small snacks. 


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Most of them are quite compact and are designed to fit easily under a counter or wet bar. A wine cooler keeps wine at the perfect temperature, and is a great option for those living in smaller homes without wine cellars.

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Purchasing all refrigeration appliances from the same store or dealer can save frustration and time. It is important to find a store that one can trust to offer excellent prices and discount refrigerators

It is also important to speak with a friendly, knowledgeable customer service representative about purchases and deliveries. 

Average refrigerator capacity ranges between 9 and 30 cubic feet. As a rule of thumb, a family of two needs 8 to 10 cubic feet of fresh-food space. Add an extra cubic foot for each additional family member.

Freezer space: A family of two needs 4 cubic feet of freezer space. Add 2 cubic feet for each additional person. Increase the freezer space if you stock frozen products or shop infrequently. Top and bottom freezers offer the most storage flexibility. Side-by-side models may offer more total storage space, but sometimes it's difficult to store large or wide items in them.

Families are sure to be pleased when they outfit their homes with convenient and stylish appliances that both fit their own unique needs and look attractive as well.

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  1. I would love to have the fridge cabinet in the first picture or the one with all the chalkboard space. People are so darn clever these days!

    I don't have a freezer other than the one above my fridge and I make every square inch count. When we were growing up, we had a chest freezer in the basement. My mother's biggest fear was that we would fall in and get trapped in it. She would send us down to get something and then closely follow behind us! Ha! Needless to say, if I had a deep freeze, it would have to be an upright! :-)

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  2. danke für die schönen bilder!!! einen schönen mittwoch wünscht angie aus deutschland

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  3. Refrigerators are usually such big, hulking presences in our kitchens but those you've shown us are gorgeous!
    Why can't the doors look like a cupboard than storage for a science experiment? They're hopelessly out of my price range, but I can dream.

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  4. I love the first picture. I chose to hide my refrigerator and freezer in cabinets as my kitchen is rather small and thus it attracts less attention.

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  5. Our new house has a side by side fridge which I've never liked anyway - there's just not enough room inside. But this one was a bad choice for the spot it's in because the right side can't open back because there's a wall next to it! It's brand new too. I don't know what they were thinking. One with the freezer drawer on the bottom would have been an better choice for that space.

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  6. We have a small chest freezer in addition to our refrigerator/freezer..I like to find bargains in the meat & frozen sections and stock up on them..Love the one with the chalkboard on it!!!

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  7. I of course like the small ones. Perfect for one person in a small space :)

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