Basics: Your Guide to Refrigerators
From side-by-side to built in, here's everything you need to know to pick the right refrigerator for your home.
How Big A Fridge Do You Need?
As a rule of thumb, figure 8 cubic feet of refrigerator space for two people; add 1 cubic foot for each additional family member, and 2 extra cubic feet if you entertain frequently. A refrigerator runs best when it isn't stuffed to the gills.
Two cubic feet per person is the rule for a freezer compartment.