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.
Measure every doorway your new refrigerator will have to fit through, including the front door and elevator (if applicable).
Measure the Final Location
Be sure to account for decorative features such as baseboard moulding, crown moulding, trim, etc.
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.
Divide the width of the refrigerator by 2 and measure each side.
If your refrigerator is in front of an island, be sure you have enough space to open the doors.
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.
Here is a video that may also help you:
For more resources on refrigerators, check out Best Buy Canada’s Major Appliance Help Hub.
Does this measurement also work for the multiple door refrigerator as well?
Good to know that the narrowest pathway must be at least 1 inch wider than the smallest dimension of my fridge. I was thinking up buying a new fridge. I’ll have to make sure I don’t get one that’s too big.
I have a 33” opening for my fridge. Will a 30” French door fit and allow doors to open properly
I sent your question to the appliance team at Best Buy Canada’s head office. We should get an answer very soon.
So i’m planning to buy a refrigerator since i live alone i need to buy a small one in budget any suggestions
I am planning to buy LG fridge LFXS28968S which is 29.9 in without the fridge doors. My front door entrance is 31 inch. Can Best Buy movers remove the doors on the fridge? If the fridge still cannot get in, can I return it?
I sent your question to the appliance team at Best Buy Canada’s head office and will let you know when they reply.
I received this response from the appliance team at Best Buy:
“Our Home Delivery Teams will remove the doors of the product only.
The rule of thumb is an inch on each side to allow movement. In this case, I would not recommend purchasing that model.
As well, once the product is open it is non-returnable.”
Let us know if you have any other questions,
Hi there – I have 2 questions.
1 – I’m purchasing a fridge with a width stated at 33.13 inches – My space is 34 inches – is that enough space?
2 – The width of the door entry to my house measures 34″ – is that enough to get the above fridge through? If our front door was removed, we would have 35″.
Thank you for your help and time.
Hi, I am interested in a fridge that is 29.75 inches wide. I have exactly 30 inches of space. The height and depth are fine. Will this fill? The doors have space to open; it’s the actually fit of the fridge I am concerned with
When the height is stated, does this include any top hinges?
Hi Marcia, on BestBuy.ca, under Details & Specs on the product page, you can find two specifications for refrigerator height: Height – With Hinges and Height – Without Hinges. You should always reference the Height – With Hinges value if you are constrained by vertical space. Hope this helps!
I have a 38.5″ width space between my kitchen wall and the end of my countertop, is that enough space for a 36″ wide refrigerator?
Hi Elizabeth, 2 inches on the door hinge side is sufficient space for a single-door model. You likely would not have enough space for a french door model to open properly as you need 2 inches of space on each door hinge side. Hope this helps!
I’ve measured my front door and it measures 33.75 inches wide. The fridge I am considering measures 32.75 inches. According to your tips it states that the width of passageways/doors must be at least 1 inch wider. This is exactly that. Do you think this would be a problem for delivery? Please advise.
Hi Carissa, you should be able to fit it without any issues. There is also the option for the delivery team to remove the doors from the fridge if it is a bit too snug. After you make your purchase, a Best Buy Appliance Concierge Agent will call you to confirm the details of your delivery. It’s a good idea to mention any concerns about doorways on this call so Delivery Team will know what to expect when they arrive at your home. Hope this helps, let me know if you need more info!
Hi I was wanting to confirm the width opening for the fridge is to add + 2 inches is necessary to allow the door to open to a 90 degree angle. >Hence 24 _ 2 =26 inches openings. I am interested in the 24 in ch model so that would be 26 inches for clearances when the fridge is placed against a wall. Please advise
Two inches will give you sufficient room around the fridge to allow for the door to open properly. Sounds like you’re on the right track, I hope you enjoy your new fridge!
When measuring depth of a refrigerator, do you measure the handle as well?
Hi Doris, I recommend taking the handle into consideration. You’ll want to make sure it doesn’t stick out more than you’d like it to given the space you have in your kitchen. Many handles are low-profile and do not add a lot of depth, but it’s always good to check out the measurements. Hope this helps!
On a french door model can the doors be removed to get it to where I need It ?
Hello! Yes, Best Buy can remove and re-install doors on fridges when needed to facilitate delivery through doorways or tight spaces along the delivery path. The only limitation is Smart Fridges or those with waterlines as removal is more difficult. If you require this service, please let an associate know ahead of your delivery so they can book extra time for the delivery. Hope this helps!
Is the fridge door reversible?
Hi Crystal, most doors are reversible if the refrigerator has a single door without a water/ice dispenser. You can confirm if the model you’re looking at has a reversible door by looking for the Reversible Doors line in the Details & Specs tab on the product page.
what is the Dim: from the Fridge H.W.d.
Hi Manfred, you can find all specifications for the model you’re looking at in the Details & Specs tab on the product page. Dimensions will be clearly labelled as height, width and depth.
why, yes you are supposed to read our minds.
Can you read what I’m thinking about your comment??
Do you take the old fridges
Hi Carole, recycling service is available for a fee with the purchase of a new appliance. There’s an article on it here: http://blog.bestbuy.ca/appliances/appliance-recycling-completing-reno-ease
Au sujet de Insignia 24″ 10.2 Cu. Ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (NS-RBM10WH7) – White
Est-ce que la porte peut s’ouvrir avec la poignée à droite ?
Est-ce que vous reprenez le vieux réfrigérateur quand vous livrez le nouveau ?
Livrez-vous à Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon dans Lanaudière ?
Merci de me répondre.
Why don’t you just give the dimensions of the fridge?? It would be so much easier.
They do under details and specs for the product.
If you click on the specifications you will actually find all the dimensions for every fridge.
Why don’t you tell us how high and wide the fridge is, are we suppose to read your mind?
Why, yes you are supposed to read our mind.
Can you read what I’m thinking about your comment now??
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