My husband and I have totally different tastes, which can make home decisions difficult. A lot of debate went into choosing a refrigerator.
It’s no secret that Jesse and I don’t see eye-to-eye on a lot of design choices. We’ve debated light fixtures, paint colors, furniture choices, you name it. Well as of yesterday you can add appliances to the list. Our old refrigerator, which came with the house, started leaking on the inside a few months ago.
It’s happened before, and all we had to do was unplug it and let it defrost. But defrosting your fridge every 3 months gets really old really fast. We had a repair guy out in December to look at it, and he told us that he’d just tell our home warranty people it was irreparable and see if they’d pay for a new one. They agreed and several months later we got our check for $800 and are off to get a new fridge! If only things were ever that simple. But yesterday we kept running into the same issue, we could not agree on what we wanted, aside from stainless steel.
Choosing a Refrigerator Style
I’d like a French door style fridge: They look great and have a ton of room on the inside. Plus I don’t have to bend over to get out my cheese and wine. Priorities. I also think the french door style is an OCD
woman’s person’s paradise. Everything will have a space. Plus the freezer drawer is broken up into it’s own compartments as well. What’s not to love?!
Then he gives me a real answer. He hates the freezer drawer. How can you hate the drawer?! It’s so pretty and organized! He says he doesn’t want to bend over to get ice cream, but I think it’s genius. Bending over is like doing crunches right? So you have to do a few crunches to get to the ice cream, win-win. Instead Jesse likes the side-by-side.
Which is great, and way nicer than the broken piece of junk we have right now. But my issue is the shelves on the fridge side. My mom has 3 kids still at home and whenever I go to visit shuffling stuff around in there is a pain. You usually have to take out the milk to get to the juice, etc. I know, I know #firstworldproblems
We ended up going to Lowe’s, Home Depot and the Sears Scratch and Dent Outlet last night and couldn’t find anything in our price range that we agreed on. We’ll probably save up some more money and stick with the leaky fridge we have for a few more weeks, and continue to debate about what we should get until then. I’ll definitely be sharing pictures when we finally get a stainless steel beauty in the kitchen!
Which fridge would you choose? And remember that I’m your friend, not Jesse 😉
**All images from lowes.com**