Freestanding or Integrated Fridge - Which is Better?

Freestanding or Integrated Fridge - Which is Better?

If you’re looking to buy a new fridge, you might be wondering which is better: a freestanding or integrated one? Here, we take a look at the pros and cons of both freestanding and integrated fridges so you can decide which option is the best choice for you. 


Freestanding fridges - pros and cons

A freestanding fridge will stand alone wherever it’s placed and doesn’t need to integrate with the room or kitchen units, making it ideal for those looking for a flexible option. Available in a wide range of colours, designs, and sizes, freestanding fridges are easy to install and will sit neatly up against a wall or alongside cabinets.   

In addition, you can take a freestanding fridge with you if you move house. Freestanding fridges are also great for those with a tight budget as they come at a variety of price points.  

Although you can place a freestanding fridge wherever you like, it won’t line up exactly with the rest of your kitchen which makes it a less appealing option for some. 

Integrated fridges - pros and cons    


An integrated fridge is built into surrounding cabinets. For those looking for a higher-end kitchen finish, an integrated fridge ensures the room looks sleek and well designed by fitting in seamlessly with kitchen units.  

Like freestanding fridges, integrated options are available in plenty of colours and styles, so you can choose one that perfectly suits your interiors. There are also a range of additional features that you can opt for, such as a wine cooler or ice dispenser, to add an extra touch of luxe to your kitchen. 

Integrated fridges tend to cost more than their freestanding counterparts, and they are also more difficult to install.  

As each integrated fridge is designed for a specific space, it’s unlikely that you’d be able to take it with you should you move, and you won’t be able to change its location in your current home, either.  

Which is better?  


The type of fridge that’s best for you and your home depends on your budget and the space you have available. Both options come with plenty of positives, so the shape of your kitchen space, your budget and your desired kitchen aesthetic will ultimately determine which is the best choice for you. 

CB Domestics stock a range of integrated and freestanding fridges for your home - both new and reconditioned. If you’re looking for a new fridge, contact CB Domestics today.