To create an accessible landing for unloading groceries, allow at least fifteen inches of counter space on the handle side of a standard refrigerator; on both sides if it’s a side-by-side model. In my experience with a side by side a landing area across from a refrigerator serves more useful no more than forty eight inches away because on the sides there is a door to work around.
- A Clean Refrigerator in No Time (beautifulhomesweethome.wordpress.com)
- How Cold Is Too Cold? How To Set a Proper Refrigerator Temperature (thekitchn.com)