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Refrigerator in the Garage - Essential, or Just a Waste of Money?

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Oct 05, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

Should I have a second refrigerator?

Where should I keep a second refrigerator?

If you're thinking of buying a new home, you'll want to consider whether or not you'll ever want or need a second refrigerator.  

If the answer is YES, talk to your builder about adding a dedicated circuit in the Laundry Room or Mudroom.  

In some homes, the original layout for the Laundry Room or Mudroom might not be quite big enough as originally drawn.  In that case, talk to your builder about adjusting the room size, and eliminate the necessity of putting that extra fridge in the garage!

A refrigerator in the garage is exposed to extremes in temperature, especially in southern climates.   That refrigerator needs to work REALLY hard during the summer to keep everything nice and cool - which means it's probably going to cost a lot more in energy bills than you'd like it to.

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If a second refrigerator is essential to your lifestyle (big family, lots of entertaining, Costco stock up trips?), plan ahead and keep that refrigerator inside conditioned space.

We can redesign your kitchen floor plan to put everything just where you need it – BEFORE you build.

Choosing to build your new home with exceptional NC custom home builders like Stanton Homes allows more creativity, within your budget, than you ever thought possible! Find out more today – here’s how to get started:

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