Of all the fixtures and appliances in the kitchen, the refrigerator is one of the most used. Not only is it vital for preparing meals, it is also heavily used by others in the household. Inevitably someone will want to get a soda right when you are in the middle of preparing dinner. For this reason the placement of the refrigerator should be (but often is not) at the outer edge of the kitchen. It is most often placed against the wall furthest into the kitchen so anyone wanting to quickly grab a snack must shove and nudge their way through. If the refrigerator is placed at the edge closest to the main access to the kitchen, then anyone needing a snack does not have to trek through the kitchen to get it. Everyone is happier . . . unless mom says they are going to spoil their appetite.