I firmly believe that every room should have one striking architectural feature, something that acts as a focal point for the entire scheme, adds the wow factor and provides the foundation to build everything else around. Unfortunately, when it comes to the kitchen, it’s kind of hard to find a piece that provides such a feature to the space, especially if it’s like mine – filled with cheap Ikea cabinets, which left me with the option of the fridge being the only possibility.

Fridges are an investment you want to get right, and believe it or not, there are a couple of things to think about when picking one. Fridges aren’t just your food box that holds your food and beverages, but they hold a lot of aesthetic value as well. That being said, if you want to stray away from the generic white or stainless steel look, you should consider looking up retro bar fridges.

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Regardless whether you’re considering stainless steel or retro fridges, there are a few things you need to strongly consider. First and foremost, the style of the fridge can play an important role functionality-wise. There are four main types to choose from: french door fridges, side-by-side fridges, and top and bottom freezer fridges.

Each of these models gets the job done, and there are variations and add-ons depending on the manufacturer. It’s up to you to decide which one will fit in your kitchen best, and which one works for your lifestyle. Doing your homework before going out to a store or shopping online will allow you to make a well-informed decision.

For instance, a retro bar fridge can be a great addition to the kitchen where you can store beverage for when your co-workers and friends visit to spend time grilling out in your backyard or watching the game. However, a small bar fridge won’t be good enough if you live with a spouse and two or three kids, as bar fridges aren’t usually big enough to hold much food and drinks in them.

Lastly, your food habits also matter a lot. Things like ice-making capability, number of produce drawers, freezer space and indoor compartments are all features that can vary in the fridge world. To ensure you make a wise decision, consider how much food you’ll typically store and what type of food. For instance, if you tend to freeze a great amount of the food you buy and consume, you want more freezer space, so a fridge that’s half freezer and half fridge would be ideal; if you entertain frequently, your fridge should have space to accommodate bigger platters, etc.