A month ago we replaced our fridge freezer with an undercounter fridge so I thought I'd let you know how we're getting on with it.
We love it!
The main reason is that the fridge is now in the main part of the kitchen, rather than the dining area. This makes getting stuff in and out of the fridge far easier, although I do occasionally still walk to where the fridge freezer used to stand. It also looks better, it's not a lovely integrated device but it makes the dining area (which is not huge) feel more spacious. We put our shelving unit in there and I'm getting used to it, at first I thought it was a bit wood upon wood upon wood in there but it's not too bad now.
We are also really enjoying not having a freezer in general, the fridge has a small icebox, and we had agreed that if the need arose we could buy a small chest freezer for the garage, but it's been fine so far.
When I emptied the old freezer I noticed there was a lot of stash and dash items in there, meals or ingredients I'd shoved in there because I didn't want to eat them or throw them away, or things we'd bought for the sake of keeping the freezer full in the name of power efficiency. It turns out that for the two of us the ice box is big enough for the kind of things we use all the time.
The fridge itself is probably a third smaller than our old one, but there's plenty of space for our needs
In the ice box we currently have limes, a batch of pitta, some falafel type things, ice, two ice packs (they are there as a space saver and can be taken out if needed), some frozen veg - including 1/2 a butternut squash, ice cubes, and peas.
All nicely tucked away.
It wasn't our choice to buy the fridge at this time, but I'm really glad we did, it's moved the house on so much. Which reminds me, the bathroom guy is coming on Saturday, I've decided that I do want to replace the bath with a shower after all so he's coming to help us firm up our ideas.