Your refrigerator is old and it looks bad. It costs you lots of money each year because it sucks up power and inflates your bills. It’s not the great refrigerator it once was. It might be slowly falling apart and getting you more frustrated as the days go on.
This happens to all of us at some point, as sad as it is to say. You can still remember when you bought it, and it was a pretty big deal. After all, it’s one of those things you use every day. And now you are thinking about buying another one.
It’s important to make sure you choose the right one. Something that’s going to serve you and your family well. Here are some great steps to follow to make sure you don’t choose the wrong one.
Grab some tape
Before you even step foot out the door and make your way to the shop, make sure you know what you’re looking for. The obvious thing is what size you need. You don’t want to get to the shop, spend hours looking for the right fridge, buy it and wait weeks for it to get delivered only to find it’s too big.
You can save yourself all that hassle by grabbing a tape measure and taking those all important measurements before you do anything. Width, Height and depth. That’s all you need and it should take 2 minutes. That’s after you decide where it’s going to go.
Are they swinging?
Will the doors be able to swing open? It sounds obvious, but it does happen. It can’t be nice trying to squeeze a frozen pizza into a tiny little gap. It’s a waste of good pizza. Remember you have two directions you can open the door.
When you get to the shop make sure the doors on the refrigerator are swinging open the right way. You might even find a fridge you like which has reversible doors. Tell the store before you leave which way you would like them so they are correct when delivered.
Up or down?
Finally, it’s time to think about which section you’d prefer on the top and bottom. The most popular choice if having the fresh food section on the top. The reason for this is because you use more fresh food. Or maybe you don’t and you’re someone who would prefer it on the bottom. Your choice.
No matter where you want your freezer section to go, you want it to be easy to access food. Especially as it’s the freezer. Don’t get your hands cold rummaging about in there. Use movable glass shelves with upper freezers. If you go the other way, choose drawers that you can pull out which will give you an overview of the content without bending all the way down.
Do you want it to look stylish
The last thing you should consider is what color you want it to be. Obviously white is the traditional color and nearly everyone buys a white fridge. You don’t need to if you’d prefer something else. Blacks and silvers look very stylish depending on what kitchen they’re going into. Will it work with yours?
About the author: Joseph Ben writes home improvement blogs for slengineering.com.au which provides services and breakdown maintenance contracts for building homes, offices and companies.