Good Questions: Can I Make this Fridge Look Built-In?

Good Questions: Can I Make this Fridge Look Built-In?

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Janel Laban
Mar 26, 2009

Lily sent in a good question: I'm about to move into a new apartment and i'm downgrading due to the economy. The Kitchen is truly depressing and the landlord is not interested in improving it. I don't want to throw away my money, but i need to make this space liveable. Unfortunately I have very little money and I've never built anything but a pre-fab ikea bookshelf.

There are a number of problems with this kitchen but this is one of the big ones: The fridge has been plopped in doorway...

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...(there's no other place for it). I want to somehow cover the space on the sides and top so that the door is hidden and the fridge looks like its supposed to be there. I'd also like to be able to have storage up there. Should I put a cabinet on top? Elfa? Ikea? Can I just get a couple peices of plywood and try to make some kind of frame?

Any and all suggestions and links are appreciated!

Please help out Lily with your ideas in the comments...

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