Building A Built-In Kegerator

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens

Built-In Kegerator

Built-In KegeratorA couple years ago I helped a friend design a really cool house and one of the things he wanted in the kitchen / entertaining area was a built-in kegerator so he could have fresh draft beer for parties and sports night gatherings. Building a kegerator into a kitchen design is really easy when you buy a 24″ 1/2 Draft Beer Dispenser with Tapping Equipment that’s designed to be installed under a kitchen countertop.

Basically you design the kitchen cabinets just like if you were going to install a dishwasher. These units are typically about two feet wide and about 3 feet tall. You’ll need a power source located in the back of the cabinet space and that’s about it. The built-in kegerator just slides under the finished countertop and you plug it in. You’ll need to make a whole in the countertop so you can install the keg tap. In fact, the kitchen that I was involved with we had the granite countertop pre-drilled to the specified diameter. We then placed a thin piece of plywood under the countertop to give us material to attach the tap screws into.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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