Many of you here have probably experienced the thrill of home furnishing at least once. It’s no surprise, especially if you’re a home-loving family, there’s always lots of furniture and electronic appliances waiting to join our living spaces.
Assume everything is in order, but there’s a problem; the kitchen is small, and you’ve tried every angle, but you can’t seem to find a place for the refrigerator. You then ask yourself:
- Can I put my fridge in the dining room?
- Will it be okay?
As far as the matter at hand is concerned, yes, it is okay to put your refrigerator in the dining room. Keeping it in the dining room has a few advantages.
Perks and Downsides of Having a Fridge in Your Dining Room
- Most people who keep snacks and goodies in their fridge will find it convenient to get whatever they want at any given time without going to the kitchen if the kitchen is separate from the dining room.
- Getting some quick add-ons to your meals gets more accessible with a fridge in your dining room.
- Unlike the kitchen, where you keep so many of your electronic appliances, and kitchen tools, the dining room will keep the fridge clear of anything wet, hot, or heavy from being placed on top of your fridge (which can damage or lower the usage span of your fridge)
While it is okay to keep your fridge in the dining room, it also has its fair share of downsides.
- Depending on your dining room’s size and style, a fridge can either fit well or completely block a particular part of the dining room.
- Also, if your dining room and kitchen are separate, it can be a little difficult to pick out the vegetables you need from the fridge while also cooking in the kitchen. (it isn’t much of a problem if you don’t mind taking short trips for ingredients)
- If your dining room doesn’t have proper ventilation like most homes with kitchen – dining rooms, it can affect the fridge performance, such as overheating.
So let’s move the fridge already? Well before you do, here are some essential pointers.
Tips for Keeping Your Fridge in the Dining Room
- Make sure you’ve set up proper ventilation for the heat from the refrigerator to emit out.
- The distance between the sidewalls, back wall, and fridge must be an extra 1 to 2 inches as directed by most refrigerator companies to ensure its optimal functioning.
- You must regularly check the refrigerator for leaks as the fumes can cause a smelly odor that is seriously unfavorable for a place where your family eats together.
- The CO2 (carbon dioxide) emitted by the refrigerator can cause carbon dioxide poisoning if you’re keeping your fridge in a stuffy or enclosed space. You can prevent this if you have set up a sound ventilation system or have a window in your dining room.
- The refrigerator should be placed in such a spot that it makes it easier for you to take out whatever you need, ensuring you face no difficulty walking around the dining room.
Now, if you’re sure about keeping your fridge in your dining room, let’s see what your fridge should be like to fit perfectly in your home.
Refrigerators should have the following qualities:
- In big homes, where spacing is not at all a problem, your refrigerator should be up to the mark of your house. The latest branded refrigerators are the way to go if you can afford to buy them as they come with unique features and stylish designs.
- In smaller homes, you need to get as much space and energy efficiency as possible from your refrigerator by keeping a mid to small size fridge of good quality, ensuring proper functioning and no feeling of congestion in your homes.
- Budget maintenance is very much understandable but make sure to avoid making the mistake of using very old or outdated models of refrigerators that barely work. Such refrigerators function poorly and are less energy-efficient, causing much to your increasing monthly bills. I am sure you don’t want that at all!
- Like furniture gives class and adds beauty to our homes, electronic appliances also work similar magic and visual appeal. You can go for the high-end models of refrigerator that boast the latest technology with attractive looks that add luxury and class to your dining room for the interior designer in you.
Nicely done! You’ve picked the fridge that you found to be just the right one for you. It looks lovely, complementing your interior, it came at a reasonable price, and it’s also energy efficient. After you set it in the perfect spot, you feel satisfied looking at your dining room, but there’s one last thing on your mind. How do I maintain my new fridge?
Below you will find some guidelines for maintaining the efficiency of your refrigerator:
- Keep away any heavy items and hot utensils from your refrigerators
- Every week, be sure to clean your fridge inside out with a soft clean sponge or cloth; this will prevent the spread of smelly bacteria and contamination of the food and vegetables inside your fridge.
- On a timely basis of 6 to 8 months (depending on personal usage or damage done by unforeseen situations), have your fridge looked at by a company serviceman. This helps you save a lot on future expenditure by fixing minor problems that you might overlook.
- The room where you keep your refrigerator must be kept clean and dust-free and preferably in a cooler part of the room.
- Keep children away from your fridge.
Everyone has their views on perfect furnishing and living conditions and not just about refrigerators but also about everything in their homes. From a disturbing arrangement of chairs to a fridge that won’t fit into your kitchen, anything can dismiss your hopes for a perfect living experience.
As trivial as the home furnishing problem sound, it can completely change the way we see our homes.