fridge in dining room (by David [MI]) Oct 17, 2020 5:00 PM|
fridge in dining room (by Steve [MA]) Oct 17, 2020 5:19 PM
fridge in dining room (by RentsDue [MA]) Oct 17, 2020 7:07 PM
fridge in dining room (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 17, 2020 7:33 PM
fridge in dining room (by plenty [MO]) Oct 17, 2020 8:46 PM
fridge in dining room (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Oct 17, 2020 9:11 PM
fridge in dining room (by melinda [MD]) Oct 17, 2020 9:12 PM
fridge in dining room (by Robin [WI]) Oct 17, 2020 10:26 PM
fridge in dining room (by Jkj [MA]) Oct 18, 2020 7:19 PM
fridge in dining room (by LindaJ [NY]) Oct 18, 2020 8:52 PM
fridge in dining room (by WMH [NC]) Oct 19, 2020 8:01 AM
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fridge in dining room (by David [MI]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 5:00 PM
When remodeling tricky or small kitchen layouts, I find the fridge to be the appliance the easiest to relocate. One solution would be to put the fridge in the adjacent dining room. This is actually very common in many countries when square footage is at a premium.
Have you tried this before? Thoughts? --50.4.xxx.x
fridge in dining room (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 5:19 PM
No but we've stolen some space from an adjoining room to make a niche to put the refer in so we end up with only about 5% of the refer actually taken up space in the kitchen --71.174.xxx.xx
fridge in dining room (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 7:07 PM
Recently we did a remodel of a galley kitchen. We opened it up so it is no longer a galley kitchen, it is open floor plan. There is no real definition of where the kitchen ends and the LR begins. The fridge ended up somewhere in between, but it works. Most of our places are open floor plan so moving the fridge into what might be considered the DR wouldn’t be awkward. --75.133.xxx.xx
fridge in dining room (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 7:33 PM
As a contractor on a job and in my own rentals, I often find there isn't enough room in the kitchen footprint to keep the frig inside the kitchen and expand the cabinets. So I stole a area from an adjoining room.
In one case I took part of a walk in closet on the other side of the kitchen. Cut open the wall, put in a beam and had the frig recessed into the closet so it was flush with the kitchen wall. In the closet I put up a drywall partition. I also ran a vent to an outside wall so the frig could have some fresh air...and not heat up.
In another case the kitchen was on a side wall and back wall. Do I opened up the exterior wall and built a little room to add the frig flush with the kitchen wall.
And another time I took out some of a dinning room and built a fireplace and nook for the frig, connected to the ktichen.
These are tricks of the trade to make a duck into a swan kitchen. --47.155.xx.xxx
fridge in dining room (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 8:46 PM
I ve seen them on back porches. But i find it very odd not to be in the kitchen, even a very small kitchen. A 2 bedroom home can have a smaller size refrigerator but a 3 bedroom home needs a bigger refrigerator. Even if it means taking up more space in the kitchen. We have four seasons here so i would not put refrigerator on enclosed back porch. And i would find it odd in dining room. Maybe switch the entire floor plan, moving kitchen to larger dining room and eating area into space where kitchen currently is. Switch the entire floorplan --99.203.xxx.xxx
fridge in dining room (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 9:11 PM
Frig in the man cave --24.101.xxx.xx
fridge in dining room (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 9:12 PM
How about 2 refrigerators in the kitchen? Works for me! --24.233.xxx.xx
fridge in dining room (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 10:26 PM
The challenge with moving the fridge into the dining room is that it can make the dining room very narrow.
We had one house that was on a slab with a mechanicals room in the center of the house. We built a niche for the refrigerator that protruded into the mechanicals room so it didn't stick out into the kitchen.
Another house had a chimney running up the corner of the kitchen. The house already had a high-efficiency furnace venting out the side of the house, so we changed from a gas to an electric water heater and took out the chimney. Of course, when we opened up the wall we found the main stack running up next to the chimney. That was some expensive square footage. It made the kitchen, though. --104.230.xxx.xx
fridge in dining room (by Jkj [MA]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2020 7:19 PM
No, but I lived in a house growing up that had a niche like Steve mentioned. Personally I wouldn’t put a refer in an adjoining room, that’s just me though. I have a buddy on the fire department that has his fridge in the living room, it was a new sub zero he got from a house he was tearing down, it didn’t fit through the doorway into his kitchen, so he left it in the living room. Do I need to say he’s a bachelor ;-) ! --173.48.xxx.xxx
fridge in dining room (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2020 8:52 PM
I have a fridge in a niche. Actually a framed "doorway". The back of the fridge is in the back part of a utility room, but the it looks like it is built in from the front. I also have a small apartment that has the kitchen on one end of a larger room, the rest is the living room. The fridge kind of edges past the island that divided the two rooms, but it still seems to be in the kitchen area.
I would somehow try to build it in, cut into a wall to make a closet for it or remove part of the wall. I would not put it where I have to walk into another room to get to it. --108.4.xxx.xxx
fridge in dining room (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Oct 19, 2020 8:01 AM
Formal dining rooms are a thing of the past anyway, especially in a small home. --50.82.xxx.xxx
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