A couple years ago, we returned home from an expensive vacation in the desert to learn that our fancy-pants french-door fridge’s compressor had bit the dust, naturally just after the warranty expired. Repairs seemed to be a short term and expensive option, so we searched for an affordable replacement.
One of the most defining attributes to the refrigerators I was drawn to, but could not afford was the ample interior illumination of higher end models. It’s more common to find a single bulb up top, and when looking at models on display, the empty interior is well lit. However, once you begin to fill the shelves, everything gets pretty dim. We ended up buying an open box side-by-side model that had the most basic components we wanted for a really great price. Prior to delivery I had decided that I would upgrade the lighting using inexpensive LED tape.
The entire process took about an hour and the results make our refrigerator and it’s contents look spectacular. Even in our often very packed fridge, everything on each shelf is well illuminated. With no dark corners, It’s rare that something is left to be forgotten. This is definitely something you can add to your weekend projects. The cost and effort is minimal compared to the benefit!