You may find it tempting to put potted plants on the top of the refrigerator, even it looks beautiful. But is it a good idea? The large flat surface above the fridge begs to filled with décor or space-saving baskets, other items or boxes those are quite difficult to fit in a small kitchen. However, it isn’t always a good idea to use the empty space above the fridge as the storage. Depending on what you want to store above the fridge, it could be an ideal space-saving or potential hazard for you.
How to Store Items on the Fridge?
When it comes to placing items above the refrigerator, a heat-resistant rubberised mat between the appliance and items is better to put according to fridge repair experts in Ryde. This even prevents the items from moving when your fridge is continually being opened throughout the day and night.
When storing heavy or delicate items above the fridge, it could be the case that each time you open the door, it vibrates slightly and gets misplaced. So, depending on how fridge is aligned on the floor, the items is stored on the top of it toward front or back.
So, What Should Be the Safety Measures?
A number of fridge models pose warnings against placing the items above the fridge. So, before storing anything, our fridge repairs experts in Ultimo suggest reading manufacturer’s instructions before installing the cupboards or shelving.
The storage above the fridge can cause energy issues. In case, the stored items fall down at the back of the appliances, or along the sides, this can cause a serious fire hazard.
If a fridge is not in the kitchen: What if you placed the refrigerator at the outside of the kitchen area? The space above this appliance gets heated quickly than usual. So, how to avoid this situation? With fridge repair experts in Mosman, You can put up shelving at least 3 inches above the top of the appliance.
The key point is if you don’t organise it, be it the storage at the top of inside the fridge- it can pose hazards to you. So, here we are bringing a few smart storage ideas-
A shelf or contained cube above the fridge makes a great spot to put things.
Family cookbook collection.
Collection of antique jam jars.
Rarely used platters.
Keep hard liquor out of the reach of the kids.
A basket to store all your leftover, including paper plates, birthday candles, napkins to make them handy while hosting a little event.
What If You Have Closed Cabinet on Your Fridge?
Having a closed cabinet above the fridge tends to become a dumping ground for small appliances. Even, it would be the right spot to keep an emergency kit flashlight. Even it is a great place to store the appliance manual. If your closed space has horizontal slots, then it is the best place to keep cookies or small platter that you access regularly.
What about open space above your fridge: The open space above the fridge becomes the dust magnet that needs cleaning at least once in a year. If your space is open and wants to keep things directly above the surface instead of placing a shelf- containers are the best bet to embrace. Plastic containers are good to stick with, and you can even install a wine rack.
If you think your kitchen decor is quite monotonic, you can add funky pieces of artwork, lively greenery or plants to add the blast of colour.
So, these were a few things you must do while working with the space above your fridge. Are you facing more such concerns related to your fridge? Call our professionals for fridge repairs in Ashfield at 0452 525 914 for consultation.