Built-In Refrigerators FAQ

Built-in refrigerators set the bar for reliability and customization. They are often wider and taller than a stand-alone fridge and can fit seamlessly with your other cabinets. A built-in refrigerator is a must-have if you’re creating a custom kitchen.

Built-in refrigerators are designed to last longer than standalone models, up to two or three times longer. And since the front face of a built-in refrigerator is customizable, it can outlast a kitchen remodel or two.

A true built-in refrigerator is designed to be the same depth as the surrounding countertop and to have custom cabinetry facing to match the rest of the kitchen. While you can incorporate a freestanding counter-depth fridge into your kitchen design, it’s challenging to match the seamlessness of a true built-in refrigerator.

Unlike a freestanding counter-depth refrigerator, a built-in refrigerator is an integral part of the kitchen and can’t easily be moved. On the other hand, a built-in is made to be more reliable, have a longer lifespan and fit in better with kitchen cabinets.

All the advantages of a built-in refrigerator come with a higher price tag. Though Coast Appliances carries built-in refrigerators in the $2000 price range, they average around $5000 and up.