You've no doubt had to deal with more than a few family members and apartment neighbors who decided cabinet doors needed to be shoved shut, creating slamming sounds that got on your nerves. Now that you're in your own house, here's your chance to make sure no one in the household can disturb your peace by slamming doors and drawers: soft-close hinges.
What soft-close hinges do
As you can guess from the name, the soft-close hinge stops a cabinet door or drawer from slamming into the framework of the cabinet. As you close the door, the hinge actually begins to automatically close the door but in a slower, gentler way. It's similar to a self-closing hinge, which is the one that, when you push the door closed, suddenly seems to take over and swings the door shut once the door goes past a certain point. The soft-close hinge does that "taking over" too, but the resulting motion is much slower. Watch the hinge in action, and it will look almost like something has applied brakes to the door's motion.
These hinges do not need any special clearance; they fit right in where other hinges would and aren't visually intrusive. Depending on the company you get your cabinets from, you may have to request the hinges, or they may already be standard. If you get your cabinets from Kitchen Cabinet Outlet, the soft-close hinges are standard and come on all doors and drawers.
If you are getting new kitchen cabinets Cleveland's own Kitchen Cabinet Outlet has a wide variety at fantastic prices. You can call the company and make appointments directly with designers at either of our two locations. Having kitchen cabinets that suit your needs and that look good - and that don't drive you mad with loud slamming sounds - are essential for a calm kitchen.
Contact us now and check out our online gallery of all-wood cabinets in maple. With several different finishes and styles to choose from, as well as a sturdy construction and installation, you won't be at a loss for finding cabinets and drawers you like.