(Music) One of the highlightsor lowlights of Freshman college life is the dormroom experience.
But as we all know, most dorm rooms arenot exactly spacious.
Many students during the end of theircollege career, have outgrown the tiny dorm roomand are looking to expand into larger spaces.
but bigger spaces can mean bigger challenges,as we're about to see on this episode of Designing Spaces.
We thought it would be a good idea to do sort ofa continuation of our previous back to college segmentsand talk a little bit about the full assortmentof small appliances that are available from theHome Depot and Magic Chef, that really are multiplesolutions for college students, because if you think about it,most college students are probably going to start outin a dorm room, so size is going to be a consideration becausethey're limited as to where they can put small appliances.
Now at some point, they may move to a larger,slightly larger on-campus apartment, which will give themeven more options.
And then later on down the line,you may move to an off-campus actual apartment.
But think about it, even in that situation,you're probably going to have one or two roommates.
So even though the apartment may have a full refrigerator,you're sharing that with other people,college students like to borrow food from time to time,so you might want to have your own unit in your own roomto kind of keep your things separatefrom everybody else.
So, it's just some of the things to think about,but I know it can be overwhelming.
You go into the store, you look online,where we have lots of of more optionsand you don't really know where to start.
So the two things that you need to focus on,it's very simple.
Think about how much food you want to have on handso how much space do you need inside the unit.
But then, like I just said, think about where you're goingto put it and what kind of limitations you have on spacebecause that's going to determine how bigthe unit itself can be.
So think about those two thingsand you'll be fine.
So let's talk a little bit about the units that we'vecombined here on the floor.
Now keep in mind that these units are not sold together,You can mix and match these any way you want,but we think these different size configurationskind of speak to those different kinds of studentsthat we've been talking about.
So, let's start here.
We've got a .
7 cubic foot microwave paired with a 3.
5cubic foot refrigerator.
Perfect for a dorm room, right?If you've got a little bit more space, We've got this 1.
1 cubicfoot microwave paired with a 4.
3 cubic foot refrigerator.
As you step on up, you'll see this bigger unit is really likea regular refrigerator, just a little bit more compact,but on the side there, you'll see we've got this1.
6 cubic foot microwave paired with this 9.
9 cubicfoot refrigerator.
So it's just kind of speaks to the options that you have.
So, let me quickly talk about the microwaves in general.
All of these Magic Chef microwaves,even the smallest unit, are packed with features.
You'll see here on the front, there's all sorts ofpre-programmed settings that will save you time for commonthings like baked potatoes, popcorn, things like that,defrosting things You'll find that on all of theunits.
As you move on up, I'll show youin this one all of these units have the rotatingturn-table and thats really important for even cooking asyou're cooking food in them.
Talking about the refrigerators, even the smallest units,look in here, there's lots of featureslike adjustable shelves, right?There's a can dispenser, so you can put soft drinks or any otherbeverage you might want to have on hand.
and those areeasily-dispensed.
This unit even has a really small freezerinside the refrigerator compartment.
So a nice space for things like frozen pizzas,things like that.
Obviously, as you move up in size, thefreezer compartments are going to get a little bit bigger as isthe refrigerator compartment.
but on this unit, you'll see thatit's two separate doors, two separate compartments,obviously, a little more space than we had in the first unit.
When you get to the bigger unit, obviously,there's a lot more space on the inside, but I want to point outsomething that you might not think about that can be veryimportant.
look on the top here, this one is actually attached onthe right but on these larger units, the doors are actuallyreversible.
If you look on the other side, there's anotherhinge on this side so if you wanted to, you could change theway that the door opens.
Imagine that this door opens this way,but you need to place it against the wall on that side.
But you might not want to open it fromthat side.
So, what you can do is flip the door and actuallyopen it from the right, so a lot more versatility on the largerunits.
So that's pretty much it.
Again, just focus on those two things that we talked about; howmuch food you want to have on hand and how much space you havein your living space for the actual appliance.
Keep those two things in mind and you'll be fine.
And know that Home Depot and Magic Chefhave so many options.
We've got something for everybody.
Now if you have any questions, when you start your search,just come on into the store and talk to an associate,or check us out online at Homedepot.
Thanks for watching and good luckwhen you get back to school.
(music) As you can see, MagicChef and Home Depot offer solutions for every levelof need for back to college students.
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