Hey there my friends! I am SO excited about his find and couldn’t to share it with you!
So you know how I’m redoing our kitchen this year? Our cabinets are good quality and will stay (but will get a redo) but there’s a little detail that I’ve been coveting for years now.
Every time we walk through IKEA I open and shut the cabinet doors to see the magic…the magic of the soft close door. I thought it was just a dream my friends. A dream of replacing each and every hinge in our kitchen that wasn’t going to happen.
But then…I found the answer in Home Depot. I find many answers at Home Depot. I was GIDDY, let me tell you. These are soft close dampers you can buy in a package or individually. I could barely wait to get them installed!
Here’s the package:
They come ten to a pack and it was $35 – (but are $7 cheaper on Amazon) not bad when you consider each cabinet is just over $3 to do this.
The installation was SUPER easy. They go inside the cabinet like so, with a bit of the edge hanging over:
No, I haven’t painted the inside of the cabinet door. I don’t paint the insides. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Maybe someday somebody will have time for that.
I predrilled the hole for the screw:
Here’s a quick video to show you how they close now:
(That auto plays all of my videos so you may want to push pause when it ends.)
I found mine to be perfect as they were, but you can turn the little dial on the back to adjust how fast the door shuts:
Let. me. tell. you. It’s amazing! It feels so luxurious…all fancy-like. It does take some getting used to – we’re still trying to shut them and have to remind ourselves to chilllll and let it do it’s job.
The best part is the little pads on our doors are constantly falling off and I’m always gluing them back on and now there is no need. The directions just show these for cabinet doors but I’m going to try them out on a drawer to see if it works. If not…there’s always those full extending drawer slides with soft close…someday. ;) I’ll let you know if these work though!
I love sharing little finds like this that work well – have you tried these? Do they hold up well?
See how I extended the kitchen island in this post here.
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