Tired of slamming cabinet doors and want a quick inexpensive fix? How-to make any cabinet soft close in under 5 Minutes!
Soft close hinges are the best invention ever! No more booms and bangs in the kitchen when you close cabinet doors.
What if your home doesn’t have soft close hinges, but you’ve always wanted them?
Did you know there is a simple little adapter that is under $5 dollars and can be installed in minutes?
Cabinet Hinge Soft Close Damper
What is soft close? Well, it’s simple little damper that reduces the force at which your cabinet door closes.
That means it slows down the speed of the door closing, so it NEVER bangs shut.
Sounds nice right?
If you live in an older home, you likely didn’t know that soft close cabinets are an option.
The good news?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO REPLACE THE HINGES TO GET A SOFT CLOSE DOOR!
Yes! There is a simple little damper that can be attached to ANY type of cabinet.
It costs less than $5 and can be installed easily and quickly!
Plus they come in a full soft close conversion kit with screws, damper and spacer together in various quantities.
Especially after you see my video tutorial.
You’ll be amazed at how fast I created soft close cabinets.
My son and I are having a hard time getting used to the lack of noise and keep checking back to make sure the cabinets are closed LOL!
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What Type of Cabinets Do You Have?
So the type of hinge you have doesn’t come into play with installing the soft close adapter.
What does is what type of cabinet door do you have: inset or overlay.
Inset Cabinet Example
If you have an inset style cabinet, then it’s likely you won’t need to use the spacer attachment provided.
Let’s say you have an overlay cabinet like at my house.
Overlay Cabinet Example
Then it’s likely you will need to spacer to shift the adapter out to avoid the door hitting it.
Simple formula right? Just butt the adapter to the upper corner and see if you can open and close the door without hitting it.
If it hits, you need a spacer. OK, ready to get installing?
It took me one hour to install 25 soft close adapters.
You can do this!
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How-to install soft close hinge adapters on any type of cabinet. Easy under $5 dollar fix that can be added in under 5 minutes. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
How-to install soft close hinge adapters on any type of cabinet. Easy under $5 dollar fix that can be added in under 5 minutes.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
While you have your cabinets cleared out, I have another great project for you!
This has been one of my most favorite projects, along with updating to LED Under Cabinet Lights in the kitchen.
Have fun making your kitchen more efficient, organized and well lit.