Small kitchens require you to really work to maximize your use of space. One thing that you can do is make sure that you arrange your appliances so that you have a good work flow and don't have to move around too much while in the kitchen. Another thing that really helps is if you get counter depth French door refrigerators.
These keep you from having to worry about the refrigerator taking up so much space and the refrigerator doors blocking the way when they are open. There are a number of different options for those with various budgets available.
None of these options are really all that cheap, but there are some counter depth French door refrigerators that cost a little bit less than others. One option that is worth checking out for those on a budget is the LG - 20.7 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Bottom-Mount Freezer in Stainless-Steel for approximately $2,200. It is Energy Star qualified, and has five gallon door bins you can adjust, two crispers, four shelves, a pantry drawer, a bonus drawer, a two piece utility bin, two freezer bins, an automatic ice maker, and five digital temperatures sensors with an LED touchpad to control them.
For more extra features, you can spend about $2,800 and get the KitchenAid - Architect II 19.9 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator, which comes in white or black. These counter depth French door refrigerators are Energy Star qualified. They have ice and water dispensers with an LCD display, as well as three adjustable door bins, crispers, a wine rack, and a deli locker. There are three baskets in the freezer, and an automatic ice maker.
If you have a bit more to spend, your options include the LG - 20.5 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator w/ Thru-the-Door Dispenser in Stainless-Steel. These counter depth French door refrigerators cost about $3,200 and have ice and water dispensers in the door, as well as a child lock on the dispenser and controls and a door alarm so you don't accidentally forget to close the door all the way. Storage inside the fridge includes a chef's pantry drawer, two crispers, a two piece utility bin, a bonus draw, four glass split shelves, and a freezer basket.
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