Good Questions: Should I Move my Fridge to the Dining Room?

Good Questions: Should I Move my Fridge to the Dining Room?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 25, 2007

Hello AT,

I'm moving to an apartment that has a very small kitchen and no washer dryer in the unit. I'd like to move the refrigerator into the dining room and put a ventless washer dryer combo in its place.

The dining room has wood floors and I'm concerned that if there's ever a leak, the floors would be ruined. I'm thinking of placing a rubber mat of some sort on the wood floors and then tile covering that in order to minimize the damage. Is this a good idea? What other options do I have? Or should I shelve the whole idea?

Thanks, Maeve

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Dear Maeve,

Don't do it! A regular sized fridge in your dining room will be a 100 pound gorilla that will kill the ambiance and take your food source out of the essential kitchen triangle, never mind the floor (that problem can be solved).

We'd say that if you really want a washer/dryer (which we can understand), we'd go for an undercounter fridge and try to keep it somewhere in the kitchen by removing storage space.

Good links:

30" Refrigerator/Freezer by Marvel
9 Month Cure: The Fridge
Good Question: Undercounter Fridges? (30 comments)

Anyone else?

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