we had a bit of a dilemma regarding the fridge due to how the kitchen is configured. the space for the fridge is between a counter on the left, and a wall on the right. the space is exactly 36". most refrigerators are 36" (or just under) which would pose a serious problem for the french doors and bottom freezer that i so wanted since you wouldn't be able to open the right side door all the way. they were super helpful at home depot though, and we found this 30" wide samsung 21.6 ft3 fridge. the hope is that with the extra six inches between the fridge and the wall, we'll at least be able to open the right door to about 90 degrees, which should be enough, especially when the other door is open all the way. we're taking a bit of a gamble here, but our other option was to get a left-hinged single door, but then that would sort of not really flow with the kitchen, since you'd be between the refrigerator door and the wall.
we went with this LG washer and dryer set, in cherry red (minus the pedestals)! originally about $1,000 each, we were able to get them for $800 each.
after tax, all three appliances cost us less than $3,500! which is really exciting, as we were afraid it was going to be closer to about $5,000. the more savings the better right now, as there are a few more things to buy, and some renovation that has to happen up front before we move in.