Why Soft Close Kitchen Hinges Are a Clever Choice

15 November 2017
A Man Installing Soft Close Hinges In A Kitchen In Perth

We get that you probably don’t think about the hinges in your kitchen very often but if you’re updating your kitchen cabinets, it’s something you need to consider. A popular choice these days are soft close hinges which slow down your cabinet doors and drawers before they close. If you’re thinking of incorporating soft close kitchen hinges into your kitchen, we’re here to discuss the benefits of this option.

Less wear and tear

It probably comes as no surprise that all that slamming can take its toll on kitchen cupboards and drawers. Soft close hinges mean that there’s less stress on your cabinetry and there’s less risk of dents, cracks and other damage forming as a result of constant forceful closing.

Slamming no longer an issue

There’s nothing more annoying than the sound of slamming doors and drawers as someone crashes about in the kitchen. Whether its intentional or not, slamming is all too easy with conventional hinges. Luckily, this issue is a thing of the past with soft close hinges and you can enjoy a soft, smooth motion without the noise.

Longer life for your hinges

The great thing about soft close hinges is that they tend to last longer than conventional hinges. This is due to the fact that their soft close mechanism means less friction around the hinge so you need to replace them less often.

Safe for little fingers

Whether you have kids living in the house or have little visitors fairly often, soft close hinges are a much safer option. Kids seem to have knack for putting their fingers where they shouldn’t and the slowed down action of a soft close door or drawer reduces the risk of fingers getting caught.

Drawer contents stay safe

We’ve probably all experienced closing a drawer a little too vigorously only to find the contents in disarray when you next open it. The smooth motion of the soft close mechanism means that your drawer contents are intact and don’t move around when you close the drawer. The slower motion can also help prevent any damage to more fragile drawer items.

A touch of luxe

Incorporating soft close hinges adds something special to your kitchen renovation and makes it stand out when compared to conventional hinges. You’ll appreciate the peace and quiet that comes of having this particular feature which is why it’s often found in high end kitchen makeovers and small details such as soft close hinges can make a big difference to your final product.

At eKitchens, we specialise in custom cabinets which are manufactured right here in WA. Our cabinets come flat packed or pre-assembled and are manufactured from 16mm High Moisture Resistant Particle Board. Along with cabinets, we also offer a range of accessories including door hinges, handles, bins, sinks, splashbacks and much more. Make an appointment to visit our showroom so you can view our full range.

For more information about our range of cabinet hinges, including soft close hinges, speak with eKitchens today on (08) 9456 3108.

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