Last updated on October 26th, 2022
If you think soft-close drawers and cabinets are a luxury, that not every kitchen needs, think again!
How many times have you experienced a cabinet door or drawers slamming shut with a far from pleasant noise, throwing the contents all about? Sounds familiar? Then you need to experience the happiness that soft-close drawers and cupboards can bring, and trust us, once you do, you will never go back.
If you aren’t convinced yet, here’s a quick look at the 6 major benefits of installing soft-close hardware in your kitchen.
1. No Loud Slamming
The most obvious benefit of a soft-close mechanism in your drawers and cabinets is the complete absence of slamming noises whenever anyone closes them shut, even with a lot of force. No more waking up in the middle of the night when one person decides to have a midnight snack or getting your sleep disturbed by early risers rummaging through the kitchen cupboards.
2. Furniture Lasts Longer
One of the basic reasons behind furniture wearing out is the ‘stress’ that it witnesses when used daily. And traditional drawers and cabinets witness tons of it when we open and close them, transferring this stress on to the hinges, over time, thereby reducing the life of the furniture.
With a soft-close system however, the safeguard mechanism keeps the wearing of the hinges and other elements to a bare minimum, even after regular use, giving your furniture, a longer, stress-free life.
3. Contents Stay Put
If you find that the contents of your drawer have magically toppled over, every morning, it’s easy to blame a rodent. But more often than not, it is just the force with which you closed the drawer in the night that turns out to be the reason behind the mess.
With a soft-close mechanism in place, the drawers glide-shut every time, making sure the contents inside stay put the next morning and every morning after that.
4. Safe On Fingers (And Pets!)
How many times have you slammed a drawer shut too soon, without realizing a finger was still in the way? If you’re nodding yes, we are sure it was a far from pleasant experience. Soft-close hinges and slides can help prevent all such incidents and those painful pinches. It slows down in the last few inches of the drawer closing, allowing you to remove your hands before shutting. What’s more, even if the hand is not removed, the mechanism will stop the drawer or cabinet from closing once it touches the hand. It also safe if you have a playful kitty who loves to hide in drawers and cabinets.
5. Maximum Drawer Space Available
This is yet another big advantage of using soft-close drawers. They allow you to extend the drawer out completely and access even the deepest corners of the box. You can bid goodbye to stretching or kneeling to find things hiding at the back of the drawers.
6. No Accidents From Drawers Getting Pulled Out Completely
Once you have soft-close drawers in place, you can stop worrying about accidentally pulling the drawer out completely off its runners.
Have fun dreaming up and designing your perfect kitchen, peeps!