Do I really need ½" of space on either side of my refrigerator?
June 19, 2013 9:32 AM Subscribe
Do I really
½" of space on either side of my refrigerator?
posted by DakotaPaul to Home & Garden (18 answers total)
Our 16-year-old fridge died and we're looking for a replacement. It's tucked into our kitchen pretty good, with about a ⅜" gap on either side. Here's a crude diagram
of the current setup. The problem is that the refrigerators we like are all at least a tiny bit wider than our dead one, leaving an even smaller gap.
Many of the installation guides I've seen say to allow ½" of space on either side. But the dead one lasted 16 years that way, and there is that open space on the left side of it. Is it a bad idea to leave so little room? We have plenty of depth and height available. Thanks!