Standard Sizes for Refrigerators

Out of all kitchen appliances, refrigerators have the least standard depth, however, height is usually around 70 inches and width is usually around 36 inches. Depth can vary considerably depending on whether the refrigerator is considered a “counter-depth” refrigerator or not. Counter-depth simply means shallower than average, but is still deeper than real counter depth. While counter-depth refrigerators may be more aesthetically pleasing in a kitchen, due to slimmer profile they do sacrifice cubic-foot capacity and may not be suitable for large families.

When measuring and planning for a refrigerator, make sure to give 1 inch behind the refrigerator for air circulation and ensure to account for refrigerator doors and handles in the overall calculation.

The following table illustrates dimensions from some popular refrigerator manufacturers.

Standard dimensions for refrigerators
Model Height Width Depth w/Handles
Samsung 28.5 cu ft French Door Refrigerator RFG298HDRS 69.75 inches 36.75 inches 35.625 inches
Frigidaire Gallery 22.6 cu ft Side-By-Side Counter-Depth Refrigerator FGHC2331PF 69.88 inches 36.0 inches 31 inches
Whirlpool 25 cu ft French Door Refrigerator WRX735SDBM 70.125 inches 36.63 inches 35.63 inches
Bosch Energy Star Linea 36" 300 Series Counter Depth B22CS30SNS 69 inches 36 inches 30 inches
LG Super Capacity 3 Door French Door Refrigerator LFX31945ST 69 inches 35 ¾ inches 35 inches