Refrigerator door. Help!
ggjayne
March 17, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Help! We're finalizing on our refrigerator door. We're getting a sub zero. Some say that we retain the stainless door. Some say we change the door to our cabinet's panel door. Our design is more on the modern theme. What should we get. Thanks in advance!
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feeny
Either will go with a modern design. Why don't you post a picture of your kitchen so people can weigh in. Or isn't it built yet?
March 17, 2013 at 4:31PM   
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ggjayne
It isn't built it yet. We're finalizing on the layout still.
March 17, 2013 at 9:53PM   
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jan74
I think paneled doors are more traditional and contemporary, and the ss door is more modern. So go with the ss.
March 17, 2013 at 9:58PM   
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ASVInteriors
I feel that fridges can go both ways. I have seen enough modern kitchens with panel doors on the fridge to stand right in the middle of this one. Also, right now stainless steel and brushed nickel are very much on trend... but other metallics are entering the design foray so who knows how soon it will be necessary to cover up fridges again?
March 17, 2013 at 11:52PM   
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feeny
"appliance panels scream traditional" Really?
Personally I happen to like the SS look, but appliance panels can be as modern or traditional as the style of the panel:
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March 18, 2013 at 4:08AM     
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jan74
It still says contemporary, rather than modern, in all those photos to me exactly because of the panels. Like the last one, if you lost the panels, I'd call it modern.
March 18, 2013 at 11:03AM   
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feeny
My point was simply that none of them "scream traditional."
March 18, 2013 at 11:06AM     
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Yarbro Home Improvement LLC
Touché feeny ;) I stand corrected. Going to delete my comment
March 18, 2013 at 4:00PM     
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feeny
;-) You are a good sport, Yarbro. And I do agree that many panel-ready fridges end up in very traditional kitchens. I just wanted to make sure other options were being represented.
March 18, 2013 at 4:03PM     
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Yarbro Home Improvement LLC
Understood & appreciated ;)
March 18, 2013 at 4:09PM     
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ggjayne
But are panel doors as sturdy as the stainless doors? I tried opening a panel door fridge at a showroom and it was so heavy.
March 18, 2013 at 8:36PM   
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feeny
Why do you assume if it was heavy it wasn't sturdy? I've never heard anyone complain about panel-ready appliances not being sturdy, but I have to admit the only one I own is a dishwasher. My fridge is SS. Others?
March 19, 2013 at 5:11AM   
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Meredith L. Bohn Interior Design
Definitely would choose sleek modern panels- SS is harder to maintain and clean, and you see it everywhere...why not go with cabinet panel and make it distinctive? as stated above, they can be very modern and they are very sturdy.
March 19, 2013 at 5:31AM   
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