Above All, Know Thyself
Just because you watch Top Chef doesn't mean you are one. If, fact is, you live on leftover pizza, you won't be happy with a fridge that's so narrow the box has to go in vertically. One dessert maven I know nearly bought a trendy bottom-mount freezer, which would have required constant bending over to dig for the butter-pecan. Then there was the guy who brought home a supersize washer—hey, it was on sale!—before realizing he lived alone and owned only five days' worth of underwear.