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How to measure the space for your fridge

15 July 2013

Have you ever heard the saying you can’t fill a cup that is already full?

Have you ever tried? It makes a mess… Really it simply doesn’t work, it’s just like playing with blocks as a child. The square block never fit in the place where the triangle one s supposed to go.

So you learnt not to put it there.

It’s the same with a fridge, if it doesn’t fit then don’t put it there, but if you only have one place to put it then you’ll have to make sure it fits before you get it. Otherwise you’ll be filling up that cup…

So you will need to measure the space that you have for the fridge first.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A tape measure – You’ll need this to measure
  • A pencil – This is to write with
  • Some paper – This is to write on

Let’s get started then…

Step 1. You will measure the width of the space where you would like to put your fridge.
To do this, stretch your measuring tape across the width of the space you would like to put your fridge, as shown below.
Write with your pencil on your piece of paper how wide your fridge space is in millimetres, but don’t put your pencil and paper away as you will need to write down your other measurements too.


Step 2. If you have cupboards above where you will be placing your fridge you will need to measure the height of your fridge space.
If there is nothing that will get in between your floor and roof that could get in the way of your fridge then you can skip this step.

Step 3. You will need to measure the depth, this is how far back your fridge can go – as shown above.

Step 4. Now that you have the ‘Width, Height and, Depth’ of your fridge space you will need to allow a little bit of movement space to get the fridge into that space.
As a rule of thumb, it is a good idea to take about 50 millimetres off of each measurement just to be safe.
Now that you have done that you have successfully measured your fridge space so you can now choose which fridge will best suit you.


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