Have you ever been awakened from a deep sleep in the middle of the night by the pounding of the closing kitchen cabinets? Well, if you have been there, I’m here to tell you that there is a magical and economical solution to this problem that I implemented in my own kitchen.
It is called soft close cabinet hardware or soft close cabinet hinges. The reason I call this soft closing hardware magical is because to me, it is. If you are curious as to the magical effects of soft close cabinet doors, click on the two videos below. The video on the left is obviously the loud cabinet door and the one on the right is after installing the soft close cabinet door hardware. The difference of using easy close cabinet hardware is amazing!
Experience the difference of soft close cabinet hardware in the videos below. Turn up your volume to hear the magical difference with soft close hinges in your cabinets!
My brother recently had his kitchen remodeled to the tune of many thousands of dollars. It turned out beautifully and I made it a point to give it a thorough inspection because kitchens are important to me. I built my own kitchen island with seating and my wife and I have installed ceramic tile and teak wood floors in our kitchen. We’ve also invested in kitchen cabinet refacing years ago and have never regretted doing so.
We’ve also installed our own kitchen backsplash a while back and are contemplating making a change in that area in the near future. Another purchase that we made about 10 years ago was in a double oven range. This is one of the best investments we could have ever made and my wife will never be without one in the future. We also try to incorporate as many different kitchen organization ideas we can come up with into this space. As you can imagine, we are extremely passionate about our kitchen.
As I was inspecting their brand new kitchen cabinets, I was impressed with their soft close cabinet doors. It was like magic to me because our cabinets are so loud when you close them. I figured that the cabinets themselves came with some fancy, expensive hinge hardware but, upon further review, all that there was inside the cabinet was a Universal Face Frame Cabinet Soft-close Adapter which can be used on any face frame cabinet door. Needless to say, my wife and I were very excited.
Our enthusiasm was tempered somewhat when my brother’s friend told us that you cannot find soft close hinges easily as it was a proprietary item of some sort. We both were a bit skeptical because, in this day and age, you pretty much can buy anything over the internet. So, when we got home, we started looking all over the internet for the exact same soft close cabinet hardware that they had installed in their new kitchen cabinets.
We found the exact same type of soft closing cabinet hardware adapter on a couple of different websites but we decided to buy them from Amazon. We decided to buy 5 of them to start just to make sure they worked for us and our face frame cabinet doors. What took approximately 5 minutes for each door, the adapters were installed by my wife while I was at work. All that is required for installation of soft closing cabinet hardware is to insert one screw to secure each adapter. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to install cabinet soft close hardware.
Soft close cabinet door hardware will make a huge difference in your kitchen. Until you have soft close cabinet doors in your kitchen, you simply won’t realize the impact they will have on your life in the kitchen. You can buy all of the kitchen cabinet organizers, kitchen drawer organizers, and cabinet accessories that you can find out there in the marketplace but I know that they will not make the same impact as soft close cabinet hardware. In addition to adding some peace and quiet to your kitchen, you just might find that you will sleep a whole lot better too!