Kitchen cupboard soft close doors
Have you ever shut a kitchen cupboard door a little harder than you intended to?
Well, help is at hand in the form of the numerous soft-close mechanisms that are widely available.
These work by absorbing the force applied and gently using the momentum to bring the door to a smooth stop.
The technology is also available for draws, so can give your whole kitchen the ‘soft close’ treatment. This is ideal if you’ve got a lot of kids running around slamming doors and draws shut with reckless abandon.
Best of all, it’s remarkably simple to fit the soft-close mechanism. It’s basically just a special hinge that screws neatly into the inside of your cupboard, replacing the existing hinge.
However, they’re not universal, so you’ll need to make sure you get the right mechanism if you’re thinking of upgrading your existing cupboards to soft close.
Still, it’s worth going to the trouble as it’s a marvelous feature that’s fast becoming the norm in all new kitchens.
Interestingly, the soft-close technology has also been put to good use in other areas, with soft-close toilet seats and soft-close car doors (such as those found on the BMW M5) just two examples.
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