An American-Style Fridge Freezer is a striking feature in any home. They’re normally big and if you’re planning to a redesign for your kitchen, you may be thinking about making your new American-Style fridge freezer the centrepiece of the room. The family fridge freezer is the heart of the home. It’s arguably the most important appliance you own and as such, deserves its place in the sunshine.
In this post, we’ll be talking about how to design your kitchen around an American-Style fridge freezer. From the colour you should choose to its location. Make the most out of your fridge freezer and make it stand out.
What Colour American-Style Fridge Freezer Should You Choose?
You may think that you’re limited in your options of colour for American style fridge freezers. But you are mistaken, friends. Of course, you can go for the safe options when it comes to fridge freezers. A black, stainless steel or white fridge freezer will never look out of place. It’s the tried and tested option. But there are plenty more colours that you could go for.
In the ‘neutral’ pile, you have white, black and stainless steel. A black American Style fridge Freezer always adds some moody style to a room, keeping everything look sleek, modern and futuristic. Stainless Steel fridge freezers work well in any kitchen again. Providing your kitchen isn’t filled with pastel colours or has primary colour blocking, you can’t go wrong with stainless steel.
White American Style Fridge Freezers are another solid design option. They don’t look quite as modern as the previously mentioned neutral colours do, but they’ll add some brightness to the room and if your kitchen is crying out for some white, there’s no better way to do it than with a big fridge freezer.
If you want to make a real statement with your kitchen design, you should consider thinking outside the box with your choice of American Style fridge freezer. Consider for example, a bright red. If you already have dark kitchen cabinets and other black appliances, a burst of red will catch eyes and inject a big splash of colour into the heart of your home. The same applies with a nice pastel blue. If you have an all-white kitchen, a pastel blue fridge will add a nautical beach-house feel to the room.
If you’re looking to achieve a retro/vintage look, you can’t go wrong by opting for a cream fridge freezer instead of white. The cream gives it that mid-century look, as if it was reclaimed from a 1950s diner, but with all the power and efficiency of the 21st century.
Where Should I Put my American-Style Fridge Freezer?
When it comes to your new American-style fridge freezer, location is key. If we consider the design of American-Style fridge freezers, considerations must be taken for the fact that its doors need space to open fully. This is why you should never put your fridge freezer in the corner of your kitchen. If it’s boxed in, ensure the fridge freezer is sticking out just enough for the doors to be fully opened.
You should also consider the kitchen triangle when positioning your fridge freezer. There should be unblocked, clear access between the three most used areas in the kitchen: the refrigerator, kitchen sink and your oven. This is a tried and tested method that has been used for years. Sometimes the shape of a kitchen won’t allow that and that’s fine. Just ensure you have plenty of countertop and floor space. Make sure your positioning of your fridge freezer doesn’t get in the way of that.
Boxing in an American-Style Fridge Freezer
Boxing in your fridge freezer is a popular way of integrating it with the design of your kitchen. Sometimes, having a standalone fridge freezer can disrupt what you’ve tried to achieve with your design.
Boxing in your fridge freezer is easy enough to do, you can also do it with multiple different units. But as a bare minimum, you should have two tall units either side and a top box. A good idea is putting slide out pantries on either side of the fridge freezer with a wine rack going over the top. Thus, turning your fridge freezer into a one-stop shop for everything you need to make all your meals.
Or, if you’re serious enough about your wine, box it in with two tall wine racks. You could also position it next to a built-in oven if you’re tight on space. That’s two of your essential kitchen appliances into one easy to access area. This is a great way to keep floor and worktop space open if you have a small kitchen.
This should give you enough to go on to design your kitchen around a new American-Style fridge freezer. You can check out our entire range of American-Style Fridge Freezers here. If you want to consider something different for your kitchen, head to our refrigeration section. If you’re going for a complete overhaul of the room, check out our cooking, extraction and laundry sections too. You can upgrade all your appliances at once with our multibuy feature. Find out more here.