Wondering what refrigerator dimensions best fit in your space? When considering refrigerator measurements, it’s good to note that models vary in size based on the style and capacity you choose. From traditional top-freezer to modern french door styling and everything in between, you have choices and those choices come in different sizes. But don’t break a sweat. Follow this fridge size guide to help you figure out the right refrigerator dimensions for your space.

What You’ll Need:

  • Measuring Tape
  • This Guide

Steps 1–6 reference the Maytag® french door refrigerator (model MFI2570FE) as example measurements.

Step 1: Measuring Depth

When measuring for a refrigerator, you’ll want to decide what style you’d prefer.

Standard-Depth: Measure from your wall with a little room to extend past your cabinets.
Measure from your wall to the edge of your counter.


DOES Your Kitchen Have an Island?

Measure the space in front of the refrigerator so doors and drawers can open without getting dinged.


Depth With Drawer Open: 54"
Depth With Doors Open: 48"
32 7/8" not including handles
35 1/4" with handles

Refrigerator depth measurements

Step 2: Select Your Style

Refrigerators come in different styles, which come in a range of sizes. As we walk through the following steps for measuring your kitchen cutout, reference the sizes below to see if the style you want could fit.

Measuring Your Space for Depth, Width and Height

The specs shown are for reference. The french door specs are based on the Maytag® french door refrigerator (model MFI2570FE). Find your model specs online or in store.
Bottom freezer and top freezer refrigerator measurements
French door and side-by-side refrigerator measurements

Step 3: A little breathing room

Add a little space on all sides for proper ventilation so your refrigerator can cool things down without overheating.

Front: Make sure doors/drawers open without any obstructions
Back: 1"

Add space around the refrigerator for breathing room

Step 4: Measuring Width

Measure from wall to counter, cabinet to cabinet or whatever may be on either side of your refrigerator space.

Minimum width needed for your cutout: 36"

NOTE: If your refrigerator is located next to a wall, leave 3 3/4" between the wall and the hinge side of the door so it can swing open.

Measuring refrigerator width between cabinets

Step 5: Measuring Height

Cabinets above your cutout? Measure from the floor to the bottom of the cabinets. Remember to account for the added height of any door hinges at the top of the refrigerator to ensure a good fit beneath overhead cabinets. 

Minimum height needed for your cutout: 70 1/2"

Measuring refrigerator height

Step 6: Map Out a Path

It fits your needs and fits your space, but how’s it getting there? From your home entrance, through each hall and doorway, measure the width of those spaces to ensure the unit will make it through.

Tight Squeeze?

Remove the doors for extra wiggle room.
Depth including handles: 35 1/4"
Depth excluding doors: 29"
Mapping out your refrigerator's path through the house


Once you’ve taken measurements of your space, reference the specs of the models you are interested in online or ask a sales associate in store. That way, you can determine if those refrigerator dimensions will be a good fit. The fridge sizes guide above represents a Maytag® french door refrigerator—but can be used as a good starting point for learning how to measure for any refrigerator style. Browse refrigerator styles from Maytag or find the best refrigerator for you.



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