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Should custom refrigerator cabinets hide sides of refrigerator?

Wendi Sams
2 months ago
last modified: 2 months ago

I am finishing up a major kitchen renovation - a down to the studs, blank slate, renovation with a 5-year Best of Houzz firm. I provided specs for the refrigerator I planned to buy to the contractor when the cabinets were being designed. In the final week of the project, the refrigerator was installed yesterday. And 4" of the actual side of refrigerator are showing (in addition to the doors)! My contractor said "It's fine! All refrigerators stick out! Don't stress. Your kitchen is huge, there's no problem with it sticking out." Huh? It seems to be a matter of opinion. Do I have any recourse? Or am I just mistaken on design aesthetics and what I should have expected? She is working on punch list items now and going to expect final payment next week. Help!

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