A refrigerator is an investment that can last for many years, so it’s important to consider all your options before purchasing. While your first consideration for sizing a new refrigerator is how much space you have, your family’s lifestyle, eating, and shopping habits also play a major role. Do you mostly eat your meals out? Do you cook with fresh produce? Do you stock up on frozen foods? Do you live in a household of heavy meat-eaters or vegetarians? Do you shop light and often? All of these are important factors in determining the type and size of refrigerator you purchase, and what options and features you need. Consider how you and your family live now, as well as what your life might look like in 5 to 10 years (for example, are you currently an adult-only household but you plan on having children in the not-too-distant future?). With a little thought and planning, you can ensure that your refrigerator will suit your life for years to come.