Moving from the College Dorm into an Apartment

Moving from the College Dorm into an Apartment


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One of the highlights or lowlights of Freshman
college life is the dorm room experience. But as we
all know, most dorm rooms are not exactly spacious. Many
students during the end of their college career, have outgrown
the tiny dorm room and 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 of a continuation of our previous
back to college segments and talk a little bit about
the full assortment of small appliances that
are available from the Home Depot and Magic Chef,
that really are multiple solutions for college students,
because if you think about it, most college students are
probably going to start out in a dorm room, so size is going
to be a consideration because they’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 them even 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 room to kind of keep
your things separate from 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 options and 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 hand so how much space
do you need inside the unit. But then, like I just said,
think about where you’re going to put it and what kind of
limitations you have on space because that’s going to
determine how big the unit itself can be. So
think about those two things and you’ll be fine. So let’s talk a little bit
about the units that we’ve combined 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 configurations kind of speak to those
different kinds of students that we’ve been talking
about. So, let’s start here. We’ve got a .7 cubic
foot microwave paired with a 3.5 cubic foot refrigerator. Perfect
for a dorm room, right? If you’ve got a little bit more
space, We’ve got this 1.1 cubic foot microwave paired with a 4.3
cubic foot refrigerator. As you step on up, you’ll see
this bigger unit is really like a regular refrigerator, just a
little bit more compact, but on the side there,
you’ll see we’ve got this 1.6 cubic foot microwave
paired with this 9.9 cubic foot 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 of pre-programmed settings that
will save you time for common things like baked potatoes,
popcorn, things like that, defrosting things
You’ll find that on all of the units. As you move on
up, I’ll show you in this one all of
these units have the rotating turn-table and thats really
important for even cooking as you’re cooking food in them. Talking about the refrigerators,
even the smallest units, look in here, there’s
lots of features like adjustable shelves, right? There’s a can dispenser, so you
can put soft drinks or any other beverage you might want to have
on hand. and those are easily-dispensed. This unit even
has a really small freezer inside the refrigerator
compartment. So a nice space for
things like frozen pizzas, things like that. Obviously,
as you move up in size, the freezer compartments are going
to get a little bit bigger as is the refrigerator compartment. but on this unit,
you’ll see that it’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 out something that you might not
think about that can be very important. look on the top here,
this one is actually attached on the right but on these larger
units, the doors are actually reversible. If you look on the
other side, there’s another hinge on this side so if you
wanted to, you could change the way 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 from that side. So, what you can do
is flip the door and actually open it from the right, so a lot
more versatility on the larger units. So that’s pretty much it. Again, just focus on those two
things that we talked about; how much food you want to have on
hand and how much space you have in 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 Chef have 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.com. Thanks for watching
and good luck when you get back to school. (music)
As you can see, Magic Chef and Home Depot
offer solutions for every level of need for back to college
students. To see this episode
of Designing Spaces again, visit Designingspaces.tv and
click on the Magic Chef video. You’ll also find a link
to the Magic Chef website. You can visit these websites to learn more
about the participants on this edition of Designing Spaces. (music)