The Latest Trends in Refrigerators
Is your old model refrigerator costing you? Though you may be proud of how long your fridge has lasted – some keep running for more than 15 years – your kitchen's style and your electric bill may be two great reasons to invest in a new one.
Also know that if you are thinking of selling your home , that old refrigerator can throw off the appeal of the entire kitchen for potential buyers. Your refrigerator speaks on behalf of this most popular room of the house, and it either says, "updated and modern" or, "old and dated".
If the latter is an accurate statement, it is probably time to explore some modern new Energy Star® efficient models to bring your kitchen up-to-date.
Finding the perfect style
Refrigerators can be freestanding, built-in or cabinet-depth in design, but today they are not the simple white boxes they once were. Manufacturers are building them with new capabilities, ranging from making different shapes of ice, internal cameras to help with shopping, and even alerting you of a mechanical failure.
Here are some new styles to consider:
Finding what fits your needs
This means in both capacity and interior shelving design, and movability. The days of the simple crisper drawer are long gone. Today, highly-specialized storage zones make your refrigerator a precision tool. Whirlpool's PerfectPlaces™ system, for example, has nine distinct storage zones.
Interior capacity is measured in cubic feet and typically, you need four to six cubic feet per person. However, how you shop, cook, and entertain does play a role in what you will need in storage space.
Keep in mind that when you change the style of your refrigerator, you will probably want to change out other appliances to match, especially if you are going to be selling your home. This means the refrigerator's style selection can come first, but the other appliances should eventually be replaced for style uniformity.
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