There’s an abundance of home improvement and DIY television programmes currently airing on the popular networks, with many of them showing the viewer how to convert their kitchen into a retro style. A huge part of any retro kitchen renovation is the fridge freezer, and there are a number of new models on the market which will help you to give your work space that kitsch retro feel. Here’s just a short selection to choose from should you wish to update your kitchen in 2012.
Koolatron KWC-4 Retro Coca-Cola Fridge
This small capacity vending fridge is styled using the Coca-Cola branding that you might have expected to see back in the 1950s and 1960s. It’s only 12 inches high so will fit in many different spaces including under your kitchen cabinets and has a depth of just 10 inches.
Its primary purpose is to store soda cans, and can fit up to six cans – however, many people will use it to hold smaller food items or just use it as a conversation piece in a newly-fitted retro kitchen. Click here to read a more comprehensive Koolatron KWC-4 Review on the Refrigerator Reviews 4 U website.
Nostalgia Electrics RRF-225 Red Retro Refrigerator
This model is slightly larger and also includes a freezer compartment. It’s designed to look like a 1950’s fridge with a gorgeous metallic red finish. Nostalgia Electrics manufacture a range of superb items that will complement any retro kitchen renovation so it’s worth checking their whole range of retro kitchen appliances which include food mixers and old-school steel kettles.
This retro refrigerator will set you back around $100 US Dollars making it one of the more expensive smaller models we are highlighting.
Smeg FAB28QP1 Free Standing Retro Fridge
Smeg is the epitome of retro kitchen design – plus they are an Italian company which gives their refrigerator that touch of classic style and a little bit more kudos than rival brands. This is another 1950’s inspired model which comes in a neutral cream color that should complement the classic shades that were popular sixty years ago.
It has a Double A Energy Star Rating plus includes an ice box meaning you should never go without a cold, fresh-tasting, chilled drink at the touch of a button. At 60 centimetres tall it’s still small enough to be viewed as an under-counter refrigerator, but being Smeg the prices will inevitably start very high so make sure you shop around for the best deals available online.
Hopefully this short list has provided you with some inspiration when it comes to fitting out your retro kitchen design with a refrigerator that will blend in seamlessly. When it comes to a kitchen re-furbishment, the fridge freezer will often be the main focus of any new design, so choose wisely and make sure you fully measure up any cabinet dimensions before making your final choice.