Why Soft Close Drawers and Cabinets

Jan 18, 2018

During a kitchen or bathroom remodel, one of the decisions you’ll have to make is whether or not to use soft close mechanisms on your drawers and cabinets.
Soft close is a feature that can be implemented on drawers and cabinets in any room of your home. The soft close mechanism allows drawers and cabinets to close silently and smoothly. When you close a drawer or cabinet with this feature, just before it’s completely shut, the soft close mechanism takes over and closes the drawer or cabinet the rest of the way. This feature is becoming more and more popular in kitchens and bathrooms because of the many benefits.
No more slamming drawers and doors. The soft close feature ensures cabinet doors and drawers close gently and silently. This is also great for bathroom vanity drawers and cabinets as they are often smaller and lighter and more prone to slamming.
Drawer contents stay put. Slamming drawers often sends the contents flying. A hard close can even cause breakage in drawers with fragile items. The soft close feature prevents quick and hard closures, keeping the drawer contents safe and in place.
Safe for kids. The soft close mechanism closes cabinet doors and drawers slowly and softly, preventing little fingers from getting pinched. The feature also keeps exuberant children from slamming doors and drawers shut.
Improves longevity. The soft close feature ensures doors and drawers are always closed properly, lessening the need for maintenance. It also puts less stress on cabinet door hinges, door and drawer stops, and drawer rails, greatly extending the life of your cabinets.
The soft close feature is a great way to add a bit of luxury to your kitchen or bathroom. We usually recommend them because of their many advantages. They can also be an attractive selling point if you decide to sell your home in the future.
If you are thinking about redesigning your bathroom or kitchen, we’d love to make your ideas come to life! Contact Cabinet Hardware for your free design consultation.