A stylish and efficient refrigerator is an essential part of any new or renovated kitchen. However, with the steadily growing appliance abundance in the current marketplace, choosing the right refrigerator for your kitchen may prove rather difficult, especially if you work under a limited budget. That said, many leading brands offer reasonably-priced models of all configurations, from French door designs to top mounted units.
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Once you have outlined your budget, including additional costs covering tax, delivery and installation, the next best step would be figuring out a set of key features you prioritize the most for your kitchen.
Under $1000 budget refrigerators come in most main configurations: French door, side by side, top mount freezer, and bottom mount freezer. Side by sides have better organized interior storage and demand less swing space, while French door models allow better access to their bottom freezer drawers and provide more door or in-door space for food preservation. Most top freezer units have reversible hinges to accommodate the specifics of your kitchen space and are generally the most affordable type of refrigerators.
Total capacity of budget refrigerators can span from 10 cubic feet up to 26 cubic feet, with freezer space ranging between 4 cubic feet and 9 cubic feet. The fresh food cabinet capacity and freezer compartment capacity are not necessarily directly proportionate as some models come with a more equal configuration, such as side by sides, while others give preference to refrigerator space, such as compact top mount units.
Budget refrigerators are available in a wide selection of popular colors, from classic fingerprint resistant stainless steel and black stainless to the smooth white, black, and bisque.
Above all, this includes temperature adjustability and selective humidity controls, namely in produce crispers with flexible humidity environments. Other useful features to have in your refrigerator are integrated ice makers, exterior water and ice dispensers, produce preservers and multi air flow purification systems.