1. Counter-Depth RefrigeratorsWhat it is: Counter depth means the body of the unit is as deep as the countertop — but the doors extend past that due to the hinges. Counter-depth units are typically 32 to 36 inches wide, 24 to 26 inches deep (not including the door) and 68 to 71 inches tall. If you're looking for a true built-in, a counter-depth refrigerator won't cut it, but the price tag might: It's often thousands of dollars less than a true built-in refrigerator. Variations: This style refrigerator comes in many forms. French doors are very popular now, and because the side-by-side doors are half as wide as one door, they're great for kitchens with tight clearances. Side-by-side and regular old bottom-freezer options also can be found. Like all the refrigerator types in this ideabook, they're available in a range of finishes besides stainless steel.When to use: This is a good choice if you're looking for something that looks sleek and more built in than a standard-depth fridge, that has more clearance around the door and that costs less than a true built-in refrigerator.