One of the most asked questions I get from clients and friends when considering a kitchen remodel is, “what is the best refrigerator to buy”? A good question with no great answer. Do you want built-in, free-standing, french doors, side by side, water/ice dispenser in door, counter dept, and on and on and on? Some swear by SubZero while others confess that they only splurged on a Sub because that’s what hot and what sells in resale. Some people believe all appliances should be consistent in brand, while others think that each one should be top of the line no matter what label is prominent. Whether it be KitchenAid, Thermador, Viking, SubZero, Bosch, Jenn-Air, or a vintage gem, ask yourself key questions and then determine what suits your needs. How will you use it? What are your daily needs? What’s your long term goal in terms of living in the house? I will begin to photograph refrigerators in wonderful Santa Barbara and Montecito homes, as I caravan each week, and post them here. My guess is that the sheer number of choices will be staggering. I’m starting with this vintage beauty.