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Refrigerator -- cabinets over it or not?

12 years ago

Still working on our kitchen layout, but at the moment, our plan for the new 36" standard depth french door refrigerator is at the end of a cabinet run, with the side open to the breakfast nook. The KD put cabinets over the refrigerator and a surrounding panel for the fridge, so it is boxed in.

I don't really like cabinets over the fridge, I think they're a waste. We had them once, never used we don't have them and don't miss them. But in our current setup, the fridge is "boxed in" by a pantry on one side and a wall/base cabinet on the other side.

My question is this, what did you do with your fridge if it's at the end of a run? Use matching panels to box it in? Put cabinets over it? (What do you put in those cabs?) Leave it "free standing"?

Would love to see pictures. Thanks!

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