There are many refrigerators available in the market, but all of them look the same. It’s a necessary appliance, but it can look boring. It can ruin the overall look of your kitchen.
Although you can choose colors, some people may not have the budget to get the unit that works best for their interiors. Or, the available options in the market aren’t good enough.
You can customize your refrigerator to make it look better and for it to suit your style. It can be scary to mess with the exterior of the refrigerator because it’s an expensive appliance. If it breaks, you’d need to call refrigerator repair services.
However, there are things that you can do to personalize your refrigerator:
Add magnets to the door
This is the easiest personalization project you can make. Just stick magnets on the door of your refrigerator.
You can use different kinds of magnets. They can range from small ones, good for photos or cards, to large ones where you can place notepads and calendars. You can also use decorative magnets if you want an added touch of beauty.
Many homeowners collect magnets from their travels. This adds a personal touch to the refrigerator that you’ll enjoy every day because it can remind you of positive memories.
Add photos, artwork, and anything else you want
Another way to personalize the door of your refrigerator is by adding photos and artwork. You can stick these images under a magnet. For a more organized look, frame it. You can cut out cardboard squares that can act as a border for your refrigerator decor.
Paint It a Bold Color
Yes, you can give your refrigerator a fresh coat of paint. This may require a bit more of a commitment. But it will be worth it if you want to give the fridge an instant makeover.
Most refrigerator units have a glossy exterior which can make them hard to paint. If you paint it as usual, the color will be streaky. Some recommend sanding the refrigerator exterior first to remove the glossy finish before you can paint it. Another way is to apply a primer before the actual paint coat.
If you don’t want to go through all that trouble, there are colors specifically made for appliances. This way the color will adhere better on the surface of your fridge. Just make sure to cover the handles first before applying the paint if you don’t want it to change its color, too.
Sticky-Peel Floor Tiles
You can use floor tiles to purchase the personal touch you want for your refrigerator.
You can choose from different kinds of materials so you’ll get a variety of looks. For example, vinyl floor tiles are good choices because of their durability. You can find them in fun and bright colors that will do well with your kitchen.
Organize with Shelf and Bins
You can use different kinds of materials to make a shelf or a bin inside your refrigerator. Some homeowners use wood crates to contain the food and drinks they want close at hand.
You can also use metal wires hanging from the ceiling of your fridge as holders for fruits and vegetables. Metal shelves attached on one side of the fridge are also good options.
Whatever material you choose, make sure it can survive the humidity inside your refrigerator. It shouldn’t hold in moisture which can make the material warp.
If you are good at arts and crafts, you can create your own shelf or bin with your preferred design, color, and size. Just be careful not to use anything poisonous to the food that will be stored in there.
Build Around Your Refrigerator
You don’t have to change anything about the refrigerator. You can build around it instead.
Many homeowners have hidden refrigerators inside cabinets so that they can seamlessly blend in with the rest of the kitchen.
It’s a more complex project. There’s a lot to be considered such as providing space behind the cabinet for wires and pipes. You will also have to connect it to electricity which can be a complicated process you should leave to a professional. You will need the expertise of a carpenter to build the cabinet that will house the refrigerator.
If you are handy with tools, then go ahead and build your own cabinet around your refrigerator. Make it easier by repurposing an old clothes cabinet. You can even paint it or add embellishments to make it stand out more appropriately for the look of your kitchen.
Refrigerators don’t have to be boring. You can make them more personal and give them a fresh new look to suit your style better.