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Soft Closing Doors & Drawers

Cabinet Hinge

What are the benefits of having soft closing doors & drawers? 

There are several so lets start with the best one.

  • Silence. Silence is golden when it comes to drawers and doors closing. No more cringing in the morning when you accidentally slam that door while others are still sleeping. You know the consequences when that happens, right?
  • No more pinched fingers. This is especially important if you have little ones. With soft closing door you’ll never have to worry about that again.
  • Contents stay in place. How many times have you slammed that drawer just a little too hard? You know what happens, right? The contents go everywhere and your well organized drawer ends up looking more like a junk drawer.
  • Extends the life expectancy of your cabinets.
  • Encourages higher resale value.
  • Compliments your kitchen. If you are going to be spending thousands of dollars on new cabinets, it’s worth spending just a little more to help protect your investment, and your little ones fingers 😉 

Another thing to consider are self-closing doors and drawers.

What’s the Difference between Self-Close and Soft-Close Hinges

Self-Close Hinges

Self-close hinges are a type of hinge that has a spring built into it so when you start to close your cabinet door, the spring takes over and pulls the cabinet door closed with a tap.


Soft-Close Hinges

Soft-close hinges, on the other hand, have hydraulics built into them so when you close the cabinet door, the hydraulics take over and ease the door closed silently. The cabinet door appears to glide closed.

Most hinges that are soft-closing are also self-closing, but not all self-closing hinges are soft-closing.


Disadvantages of Soft-Close Hinges

None that we know of.


So whether you go with soft closing doors & drawers or self closing doors and drawers, you’ll be glad you did.