Choose The Perfect Built-In Refrigerator For Your Contemporary Kitchen

If you plan to redesign your kitchen and want to add something new and exciting to it, why not choose a built-in fridge? Because its sleek surfaces blend in easily with your kitchen cabinets, walls and sinks, a built-in refrigerator makes a perfect addition to a contemporary kitchen. You don't need to worry about moving or cleaning beneath your built-in fridge because it's permanently installed right into the walls or other locations. Here's what you need to know when you shop for your new built-in fridge and why.

Select Your Type

Your home remodeling contractors offer built-in refrigerators in full-size and undercounter cold storage units made with stainless steel or aluminum. Stainless steel is typically the material of choice for both types of cold storage units because it's strong, durable and long-lasting. If you're unsure of the type of built-in refrigerator you want to purchase, think about the look you're going for in your contemporary kitchen.

For example, a stainless steel full-size fridge works well in a kitchen with other stainless steel appliances, such as a dual convection oven or range. You create a seamless look throughout the kitchen when you go this route. When space is an issue in your kitchen, opt for an undercounter cold storage unit in stainless steel housing. Here's why:

  • An undercounter refrigerator's compact size and height allows it to fit perfectly beneath a small island or along the walls of your kitchen.
  • An undercounter refrigerator saves space in your kitchen for other remodeling accessories, such as extra cabinets and counters.
  • An undercounter refrigerator gives you a chance to customize your refrigerator with a personal touch because you have more room to work with.

After you choose the cold storage unit you want to install, ask your supplier about the company's customizing services.

Customize Your Fridge

If you want to add a touch of color to your contemporary kitchen, ask your appliance supplier to customize the paneling and door handles of your full-size or undercounter refrigerator. Paneling in mint green, flamingo pink, or even red adds a dash of color to an all-stainless steel kitchen. Keep in mind that customizing your cold storage is a specialty service, and you should ask your contractor about it before you complete your purchase or schedule your installation date.


Before you buy your undercounter or full-size refrigerator, decide on where you want to place it in the kitchen. In addition, measure the chosen location to find out how much space you have available for the fridge. By doing so, you eliminate the problem of not having enough room to install your refrigerator in the area once you purchase and order it. 

Creating the perfect contemporary kitchen with the right refrigerator takes a lot of thought and consideration. If you need help deciding on the right cold storage unit for your kitchen, contact an appliance supplier like Appliance Service Station Inc about the company's remodeling services.