Fridge Design and Styles

There are many types of fridge designs and styles, all of which serve a purpose in regards to space and content. Here we list the different types.

French Doors

The French door fridge is a stylish combination of side-by-side and bottom-freezer configurations. French doors are located at the top and offer a spacious fridge compartment and a bottom-mounted freezer. Some have a second, counter-height drawer. Ice and water dispensers are also usually offered. Fridge and freezer compartments are more equal in size. These have become more popular in the last few years, due to their modern design and convenience, although they are a bit bulky and not quite convenient for small kitchens.

Side by Side Doors

Side by side fridges usually have the freezer on the left side and the fridge on the right. These are narrower but taller, so they are probably better suited for compact kitchens. They usually offer marginally less space in the freezer than for the fridge side.

Counter-depth Fridges

These are usually side-by-side and offer a shallower profile than standard-depth fridges, so they don’t stick out beyond standard-depth counters. This allows them to blend seamlessly with kitchen cabinets for a built-in look.

Top-freezers Fridges

Top-freezers have the freezer compartment positioned above the fridge unit. The bottom-freezer designs look similar, but place the freezer below the fridge section. The freezer portion is usually about a third of the total size. These fridges come in a wide variety of sizes and can be a good choice as a second fridge/freezer.

Freezerless Fridges

These types of fridges do not not offer any freezing space. They are perfect for anyone who stores a lot of fresh food and if you have an additional full-size freezer for frozen goods.

Compact Fridges

Compact fridges are small versions of larger fridges, usually with a small freezer. They are ideal for dorm rooms, bedrooms, game rooms, and home offices.

Whatever design or style fridge, they all serve a purpose, so it’s best to decide why you need the fridge and for what reason before choosing which one is best for you. See any missing? Let us know.