The Different Types of Refrigerators for Your Home

Are you looking to spruce up your kitchen? While investing in new cabinets and countertops might seem more important, you might also want to consider upgrading your appliances, like your refrigerator. 

As the appliance that houses everything from vegetables to ice cream, you want your fridge to work as it should—while also looking good in the process. 

However, with so many different types of refrigerators, narrowing in on the right one can be a challenge. To make your life easier, we’ve put together this guide. By the time you finish reading it, you’ll know exactly which home refrigerator is right for you. 

Read on to learn all about the different types of home refrigerators you have to choose from. 

French Door

If you have the space (and the budget) for bigger appliances, a French door refrigerator should definitely be at the top of your list. 

These giants feature two doors that open from the middle and a freezer at the bottom. They have wide doors, deep freezer drawers, and bins that can hold even the largest pieces of fruit. Space is never an issue in these refrigerators.

French door fridges often have the latest features, like water and ice dispensers. Of course, you’ll have to worry about replacing things like a Frigidaire refrigerator water filter, but the right company can make that easy to do. 

All of this gives you a fridge that lets you store what you want without worrying about things getting shoved to the back. It’s easier to find what you need to, whenever you need it. 

Bottom Freezer

If you don’t have the room for a huge and high-tech refrigerator but still want more space than what the average one offers, look into getting a bottom freezer fridge. 

As their name suggests, bottom freezers house their fridge beneath the rest of the unit. This makes it easy to access, and also helps ensure that your frozen food doesn’t end up getting shoved to the back. Also, you can prefer commercial undercounter fridges that looks nice in your home.

Bottom freezers are wider than the average fridge. They’re great for people who want more room but don’t care about having the latest and most advanced features. They’re also easy to match with different styles and aesthetics. 

Top Freezer

If you live on your own or with a small family, a top freezer fridge might be just what you need. These small appliances get the job done but don’t bring too much else to the table. 

Top freezers almost never come with the features that other fridges have. They also aren’t as large, so you won’t be able to store as much inside. If you have a large household or store weeks’ worth of food, you might want a larger option. 

Despite their pitfalls, top freezer fridges come in different colors, making them easy to coordinate with the rest of your kitchen. They also take up less space than other fridges and are much more energy-efficient. 


They might seem like something from a past age, but freezerless refrigerators are still around and popular. 

Having no freezer attached to them makes these fridges impractical for people who buy a lot of frozen food. Unless you plan on buying a separate freezer, make sure that you’re fine eating only fresh food. 

Without a freezer, these fridges require less space than other varieties. If you do plan on buying a separate freezer and putting it somewhere like your garage, freezerless fridges make it easy to separate your food and know where everything is. 


If you went to college, there’s a good chance that you’re already familiar with mini-fridges. That’s because the majority of college students invest in one when they go off to school. 

As you might remember, mini-fridges are tiny (tiny enough to fit in even the smallest of dorm rooms). That makes them ill-suited to housing households worth of food but well-suited for other environments.

Many homeowners that buy a mini-fridge get them for places like garages or man caves. People use them to house drinks, snacks, and other items while watching a game or playing cards. 

Because of their size, mini-fridges are the cheapest refrigerator option. 


If you’re a wine connoisseur, it’s high time you invest in a wine fridge. These won’t help you cool snacks or any other type of food, but they will ensure that your wine is at a perfect drinking temperature. 

As anybody who enjoys wine can tell you, slight temperature variations can affect the taste of the entire bottle. Wine fridges remedy that by cooling all of your bottles to just where you want them to be.

If your struggle with keeping your home at a consistent and cool temperature, a wine fridge is a must. 


If you’ve ever had to move a fridge from one location in your home to another, you know that it’s one of the most frustrating and challenging tasks to do. Wheeled fridges make moving your refrigerator anywhere a breeze.

Whether you have to clean behind your fridge or are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, you won’t have to worry about having to lug around a massive and awkward appliance. All you have to do is wheel it where you need it. 

Wheeled fridges range from simple, freezerless varieties to high-tech smart appliances. Choose one that fits into your kitchen and budget. 

Types of Refrigerators for Every Household

Whether you live alone or in a household of nine, know that there are refrigerator options out there for you. 

Use this guide as a resource to help you better understand the different types of refrigerators. Use it to help you select an option that works perfectly for your home, wants, and needs. 

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