How to prevent refrigerator door from hitting deeper wall next to it.
October 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I would like to purchase a Samsung 18 cu. ft. French door fridge for my small, narrow galley kitchen. Fridge is 24..38" D w/o doors, 28.5" D with doors, and 30.5 D with doors and handles.. Specs call for 2" clearance in rear of fridge and 3.75 clearance next to a wall
(31 in D 13 in W and next to the doorway. The kitchen is very narrow (7ft. 9in.),so I'd prefer that it not extend beyond the wall and into walkway.. I want to be able to remove shelves and bins out for cleaning, Do I really need 3.75" clearance on wall side? How can I prevent fridge door from hitting wall in a manner that is not unsightly? Samsung does not have a door stop. Sorry that I can't upload a picture, I'd greatly appreciate your comments and thoughts. Thanks!
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Yes, you really do need a minimum of the 3.75" near a wall. We really prefer even more than that.
   Thanked by simplysusan    October 11, 2013 at 9:10AM
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R H Kitchen and Bath Ltd
Yes you do need some clearance to be able to pull out the drawers.
   Thanked by simplysusan    October 11, 2013 at 9:27AM
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I understand that the kitchen is narrow - but what about if you had the fridge built out forward of the nib of wall ? would that work in this particular situation ?! :-)
   Thanked by simplysusan    October 11, 2013 at 12:33PM
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