NY Good Questions: Should I Remove My Large Fridge?

NY Good Questions: Should I Remove My Large Fridge?

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 24, 2008

Dear AT,

I thought perhaps you and your readers could help me make a decision.

The small kitchen in my rental apartment is really a corridor between the living room and the bathroom.

The only counter space (3 ft. wide in total) is on either side of the sink, across from my god awful beige stove (I know, I know, but it's a "family heirloom"!).

I'm considering changing my 17.5 sq.ft. refrigerator for a counter height fridge/freezer, then installing a butcher block counter top over it, right next to the stove, and perhaps some open shelving above.

There's only me and I've never managed to fill more than about a third of my large fridge...

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So it would make sense to get rid of an over-large appliance and free up some precious space, right?

But the people I've talked to about this seem to think I'm nuts!

Then again, none of them are single or have a small kitchen.

What do you think? I'd appreciate any input, especially from people who've made "the switch".

Thanks! Deleilan

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