If you’re up-to-date on home improvement trends, you probably know all about soft-close cabinets. This increasingly popular option comes with plenty of benefits for homeowners. We’ll go through just 5 of the top benefits of installing soft-close cabinets so you can determine if they’re right for you.

Soft close cabinetry is cabinetry outfitted with special door hinges and drawer rails that automatically slow down and gently close the door or drawer. The soft close mechanism (also called hydraulic closure) activates for the last 25 degrees of closure for doors or the last inch of closure for drawers to prevent slamming. However, soft-close cabinetry has a number of other benefits worth considering.

1. Peace and quiet – This one may seem obvious, but it’s worth stating: soft-close hinges are, in fact, softer than regular hinges. This means that the kitchen cabinets make less noise when they’re being closed, which keeps your home quieter and less raucous. This is useful for all times of the day, but especially in the middle of the night when you’re getting a glass of water. We’ve all been in a situation where we let the kitchen cabinet door swing closed. A normal cabinet door could make a loud BANG but a soft close hinge slows down the impact to prevent the other people in the home from waking up. The gentler, softer close eliminates noise that is common with standard cabinetry–even when attempting to close gently.

2. Prevents shifting of drawer contents – When closing drawers, the soft-close feature eliminates any jarring that would cause drawer contents to shift. This also prevents more delicate items from clanking together and breaking. Also, storing fragile items like stemware inside kitchen cabinets is common, but slamming a cabinet door closed may not bode well for preventing glass from shattering. With soft close hinges on kitchen cabinets, this is no longer an issue.

3. Extends the life of your cabinetry – The soft close mechanism reduces wear and tear on your cabinetry by preventing damage like fractures, breaks, cracks, and dents caused by slamming. Reducing wear and tear naturally extends the life of your cabinetry.

4. Affordable – Opting for soft close cabinetry in your kitchen or bathroom is an affordable upgrade. It’s also an upgrade that impresses buyers when the time comes to sell your home because it conveys a feeling of luxury, thus it can add to your home’s value.

5. Safer for kids – For parents, perhaps one of the most important benefits is that soft close cabinetry is safer for kids. Because the mechanism activates automatically to slow down and gently close doors and drawers, it reduces the incidence of little hands and fingers getting injured by slamming cabinets. In addition to protecting the people in your home, soft close hinges can also protect what’s inside your kitchen cabinets and drawers.

Soft-Close cabinets are safer for kids

Soft-close cabinets for your home protect those little fingers. Soft close cabinetry provides a number of benefits including safety, function and added value for your home and family. Selecting the soft close feature for your new cabinets is a sure bet that is affordable and will pay off with longer lifetime for your cabinets and better protection for your drawers’ contents.

There are many soft-close cabinet advantages

There are many soft-close cabinet advantages

To learn more about soft-close cabinetry and to get start on your next project, come see us at Elite Cabinet Designs! We are temporarily located in our sister store showroom, Renovation Flooring, at 11714 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.