The refrigerator arrived yesterday, remarkably close to the unofficial time that the scheduler gave me. In other words, she could only guarantee a 4 hour block of time but she said it would likely be 5 pm. And sure enough, that's when the guys appeared. They said they still had 4 more deliveries to make that afternoon, whew!!
Anyway, the fridge arrived, it was the right color and it worked properly. And it almost fit into the space. I had measured the width before buying it, and it was perfect. However...did you know refrigerators are now taller than they used to be? Yep, that's right! Due to a cabinet in the nook, the fridge could not be put into place, leaving it sticking way out onto the kitchen floor.
So Ms. DIY (that would be me) got out her trusty handywomen's tools this afternoon and took out the cabinet. Only 6 reaaaallly long screws, 2 shorter screws, the removal of some molding, and the cabinet was out of there. And best of all, no injuries to me!! There are some holes in the back wall from the screws, but that's a repair for another time. I'm too hot and tired to deal with spackling and painting now. The fridge is properly resting in its place and doing its job of cooling, freezing, and dispensing water and ice. And that's good enough for me.
So here's the advice. Be sure to measure both width and height of your space and the appliance you're buying.