There is no doubt, freestanding refrigerators have their benefits. But more and more homeowners choose built-in refrigerators and appliances for their home kitchens. So, when shopping for these appliances, what do folks look for? What types of built-in refrigerators are there are what are the top brands?
If you are asking these questions and are in the market for a built-in, you may want to learn more about them. An informed buyer is a smart buyer. That is why we have put together this expert list of the various built-in refrigerator brands and why they are considered popular.
However, if you would like to talk with someone who knows the industry but is not trying to sell you anything… you have come to the right site. At Gulf Coast Appliance Repair, we service and install all types of appliances, including built-in refrigerators. Since we work on them day in and day out, we know what brands are tops in our industry. You can count on Gulf Coast to give you fair and honest answers to all your appliance questions.
Now, let’s dig into the types of built-in refrigerators as well as the top brands in the following paragraphs.
If you are looking for a custom kitchen look with a high-end feel, a built-in refrigerator is just what you may need. And the good news is, there are several options out there, from different types and looks to the best brands for your kitchen needs. And whether you would like a bottom freezer, French door, or side-by-side fridge, they are all available in built-in models.
Of course, each can be customized to your liking. That is why you will want to consider the type of refrigerator you would like to see in your home. Here are the three basic options.
The stainless steel models are the closest in look to the freestanding units. However, they are built-in and flush with the cabinets. These may have water dispensers and “peek inside” glass viewing windows, depending on the style and features you want. And, obviously, the front is made of stainless steel to blend in with the other appliances in your kitchen.
For a seamless look, these units are entirely flush with the countertop edges. They will have a vent on them, but it will not be visible. These integrated refrigerators come in a panel-ready or stainless version. Still, they do not offer a water dispenser on the exterior. The dispenser will be on the interior of the fridge for that seamless, sleek look.
This type offers a flat front panel that you can customize to match your cabinets. They are considered “panel ready” and won’t look that nice until those panels are placed on the front. Then they can be the highest level of modern look available with their sleek designs and ability to blend right in. The vent may be visible above the fridge, and if your unit has a water dispenser on the door, that may be visible as well. Additionally, some panels will stick out just a bit beyond the edge of the counter. However, most folks do not mind that as they blend in so well.
So, you see, the choice is up to you and the look with functionality you desire. Here are some other things to consider.
Most folks think the benefit to owning a built-in is merely in the design. However, there are several things to consider before you decide on a suitable fridge for your home and family.
For one thing, you will see that built-in refrigerators are typically more expensive than freestanding units. Most freestanding fridges can cost between $300 and $3,000 depending on the features and brand you opt for. But the built-in versions can range between $5,000 and $10,000. Therefore, consumers should carefully investigate all they will want and need from their considerable refrigerator investment.
Ice on the outside, water, and a coffee maker on the door, too? These are only a few of the things to decide on when making a refrigerator purchase. Would you prefer it be on the interior to disguise the look and keep the seamless vibe going? Well, that is available. Here are a few more things you can add to the choices for features.
Now that you have learned all there is to offer in the world of built-in refrigerators; we have put together a list of the top units in the industry.
On the expert site provided by Bob Vila, there are six built-in refrigerators worth noting for six reasons. Here they are as listed on his site.
Others recommend built-ins on different scales. Here is what we found:
With so many choices available today, the selection process can be pretty overwhelming. But that is why Gulf Coast Appliance Repair is offering help with which to pick. And we know which units stand the test of time and which brands offer readily available parts.
At Gulf Coast, we offer in-home and online consultations to create the design plan when you are ready to upgrade your kitchen or any other space with a built-in refrigerator. Our installers arrive at your home on time, and we clean the work area upon project completion. All our services come with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
If your built-in refrigerator has a problem, our repair technicians are available every day of the week to come to your home and fix it. You see, our repair services include troubleshooting temperature problems, strange sounds, door seals, and more. No matter what the problem is with your refrigerator, our technicians have seen it all. Our experienced technicians are factory-trained in repairing built-in refrigerators and freezers. You can rest assured knowing that your built-in appliance is in good hands.
Contact us now to schedule your appointment and get the advice you need to purchase your new built-in refrigerator.