Change The Direction Of Your Fridge Door For Easy Access

Change The Direction Of Your Fridge Door For Easy Access

A well-arranged kitchen can make a huge difference in how efficient you are in that space. If your fridge door often gets in the way, How To Be A Handyman offers a guide on how to change the direction it opens.

Since your fridge is one of the most accessed parts of your kitchen, it makes sense to streamline its use. You shouldn’t be having to work around the fridge’s door; it should fit into your kitchen seamlessly.

All you need for this project is a drill and the right screws. It might seem like a small inconvenience to go around a fridge door, but considering this project takes about 10-15 minutes and requires no major changes, it’s well worth it. In essence, you will be unscrewing all the hinges of the freezer and main door, and then put the hinges on the other side — your fridge already has a space for them.

The full step-by-step guide at the blog offers all the details and photos you will need.

How To Change The Direction Your Refrigerator Door Swings [How To Be A Handyman via The Kitchn]


  • It would have been nice if I didn’t have to subscribe to see this… Not that I need to change the direction of my door, I just wanted to see how they handled the open holes in the door and side of the fridge, where the hardware was before…?

  • Maybe if you have a crappy 20 year old fridge, this will work.

    The handle on my fridge can’t be swapped from one side to the other, much like many new fridges worth more than $20.

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