How to know if a French door refrigerator dimensions fit my kitchen?

So you’re thinking of purchasing or you have purchased a brand new French door refrigerator and you’re looking for a place in your home where it will be put to good use whilst also being out of the way.

One of the factors that you should take into account before purchasing this French door refrigerator is the size of it and the relative size of your kitchen, as you are going to want to fit in perfectly and without hassle.

If you have already made your purchase and are waiting on it to be delivered or you’re already in possession of it in your home then the job of getting it to fit may be a more difficult task than what was anticipated at the start. Regardless, there is still much that can be done to ensure your purchase is not wasted and that you can have a great looking kitchen with an excellent looking French door refrigerator.


What can I do to measure the dimensions of my kitchen? 

First are the actual dimensions of the kitchen, or otherwise a different location, which will be the main storage and usage, are of the new French door refrigerator.

There are many different methods that you can use to measure up and determine the size however it all boils down to the first step which is making the actual measures yourself with a handy tape measure and writing implements in order to record your results.

To break it down further, here are a number of different steps you can take to improve on the recording and designing of the placement of your French door refrigerator:

  • Using a tape measure to record the results
  • Creating a blueprint of your kitchen
  • Using software to map out the area

As previously stated, the very first step that definitely should be taken is by manually conducting the dimension analysis on your own. You may decide to do the job yourself, or perhaps hire a professional (if you decide that you’d rather pay the extra money and get someone else to check for you). One thing that is for certain is that a measuring device such as a tape measure or even a ruler is required.

You will want to find the area that you’re going to place the French door refrigerator in your kitchen and measure up how much length, width and height you will have to place your refrigerator in. Making sure that these recorded figures are double and triple checked is a very important part of this step, as you can never be to certain at the specific dimensions; sometimes items can be off by a few inches.

After making the markings and calculations on your own, you may decide to leave it at that or to make other arrangements in order to give yourself more information. Making a mock blueprint of the kitchen area (after measuring the entire kitchen space) can give you a rough idea of how big it is, the proportions of the new French door refrigerator to the kitchen and where it will be placed.

Another step further would be to take that information and use one of the widely available software tools online that allows you to make a 3d render of your kitchen space and make adjustments as you see fit. You can also make a render of the French door refrigerator and place it in the render, so you can see in a 3d model how it will look and if it will fit.

Key Takeaway: Having the details of the refrigerator will make it easier to place in the rendering software. Hopefully with all of that information in mind, it should be a much simpler task when installing your French door refrigerator in your kitchen, with any possible flaws being prepared for and also minimized as a result of your measuring and preparation.

It is possible that certain things out your control may happen, so it is always best to prepare for the worst possible outcome.


What should I do if I can’t find the right fit? 

One of the first steps you can take (or may have to take) would be to consider purchasing a much smaller French door refrigerator, so that there is enough room to fit it in.


Samsung RF263BEAE 36″ French-Door Refrigerator with External Water and Ice Dispenser and Cool Sele, Smooth Stainless Steel

Samsung RF263BEAESR 25.6 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator - Energy Star
  • Total (cu. Ft.): 25.6 / Fridge: 17.7 / Freezer: 7.9
  • External Ice & Water Dispenser
  • Energy Star / Spill Proof Glass Shelves


This smaller French door refrigerator has a less cumbersome width, making it very suitable for smaller spaces given a good height. With dimensions (WHD) of 35 3/4″ x 70″ x 33 1/4″, it should fit snuggly in small spaces and also comes with an efficient Twin Cooling plus, Auto pull-out freezer drawer and a nice ice dispenser on the side.


Electrolux EI23BC65KS IQ-Touch 22.6 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator – Energy Star

Electrolux Frigidaire Professional FPBS2777RF 27.8 Cu.Ft. Stainless French Door Refrigerator
  • Total (cu. Ft.): 27 / Fridge: 19 / Freezer: 8.7
  • PureAir Filtration System
  • SpacePro Shelving System


Another smaller and also efficient French door refrigerator, this Electrolux has the dimensions (WHD) of 36” x 69.5” x 28.2”, making it also a very small French door refrigerator that should fit in smaller places and should not necessarily come under the scrutiny of a lack of kitchen space. It also comes with a smart touch control panel, glide out freezer drawers and dual ice makers.


Samsung RF260BEAE 36″ French-Door Refrigerator with Cool Select Pantry Storage and Removable Ice C, Black


Samsung is well known for their creation and innovation of appliances, with this French door refrigerator being no exception. This design has a maximum 26 cubic feet capacity, dimensions (WHD) of 35 ¾” x 70” x 33 ¼” as well as high efficiency LED lighting on the interior, twin cooling plus, automatic pull-out  freezer drawers and a variety of different temperature controls.



With all of these details in mind, another method might be to simply rearrange your kitchen to make the space. Hopefully if you’ve created a blueprint or used the rendering software, the task will be much simpler and set out with a clear end in view. When all is said and done, you’ll have an excellent French door refrigerator just waiting for the chance to show you just how amazing these appliances are.