Know Your Style
Your refrigerator is one of the most vital appliances in your home. Whether you have a GE, a Kitchen-Aid or a Sub-Zero, each brand comes in a variety of styles. With so many options available today, let's take a look at the most common types of refrigerator styles and what makes each one unique.
Top-freezer refrigerators are considered to be the traditional style and very well could be the most common type owned. One of the greatest perks of having this kind of refrigerator is that it can easily fit in most kitchens or as a second refrigerator in the garage or basement. The starting price for these refrigerators is on the lower side, thus making it an excellent option for someone who is looking for a basic functioning fridge.
For those who don't prefer bending down to grab a drink or other commonly used items out of the fridge but still want to enjoy the simple design, there's the bottom-freezer style of refrigerator. Oftentimes the freezer door slides out as big drawer with various compartment options, making it easy to pick items out and to store them away.
For equally easy ability to get into the refrigerator and freezer, there's the side-by-side option, with the freezer part on the left side and refrigerator part on the right side. Both doors come with storage shelves on the inside of the doors, as each side offers long but narrow space vertically. The split between the doors varies between models, but the refrigerator side typically provides with a bit more space than the freezer.
Growing in popularity, the French-door refrigerator offers a combination of a bottom-freezer and a side-by-side refrigerator top. This style comes in a variety of options with different combinations of doors and features, varying between models. It is also one of the most spacious styles, appealing for those who have lots of room in their kitchen and have an abundance of food items to keep cold.
Mini / Compact
Sometimes there just isn't enough space for a full-size refrigerator. The compact or "mini" fridge is a popular choice in small living spaces such as college dorm rooms where a kitchen isn't available.