How to make sure your new refrigerator will fit into your kitchen

Measure the Delivery Path

The narrowest pathway must be at least 1 inch wider than the width or depth (whichever is smaller) of your refrigerator.


Make sure every doorway you have can fit the refrigerator through


Measure every doorway your new refrigerator will have to fit through, including the front door and elevator (if applicable).


Hallways can be tricky to navigate, especially curves and sharp corners



Make sure your stairs and banisters are wide enough to accommodate your refrigerator in transit



Kitchen islands can obstruct the fridge from being placed into it's spot.

Kitchen Island


Measure the Final Location

Measure the width and height of your cutout to insure your fridge will fit

Cut-out Kitchen

Be sure to account for decorative features such as baseboard moulding, crown moulding, trim, etc.

Leave a gap on top and behind your refrigerator for cleaning and ventilation

Ventilation and Cleaning Room

Measure for at least 1 inch of extra room at the top and back so it has proper ventilation and you can slide it out easily to clean dust.

Door Opening Clearance

Measure for refrigerator door clearance + 1 inch to ensure doors will be able to swing fully open.


French door refrigerator

French Doors

Divide the width of the refrigerator by 2 and measure each side.

Watch out for the door hitting the kitchen island

Kitchen Island

If your refrigerator is in front of an island, be sure you have enough space to open the doors.

Make room for the door hinge to open wide

Door Hinge Room

If there isn’t 2 inches of space on the door hinge side(s), the refrigerator will need to be pulled out about 2 inches so the door can open.