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Soft close worth it?

snichols
Junior Contributor

Soft close worth it?

Hi all,

 

Just wondering whether soft close cupboard and drawer mechanisms are worth the extra expense? It seems like it might be one of those “nice to have” things that we could possibly strike off the list in our kitchen reno to save some money… Do you think they are worth it?

 

Thanks,

 

Sarah

Ben
Established Contributor

Re: Soft close worth it?

Hi Sarah - they're a great idea if you have young kids!  No accidental slams of the cutlery draw to wake them after bedtime!  

 

And when they are awake, the kids can't slam the drawers themselves.

ProjectPete
Valued Contributor

Re: Soft close worth it?

Got them, love them. Wouldn't be (as) happy without them.

 

How much extra are they? Definitely saves a lot of slams/noise and ultimately can save on some wear n tear by preventing drawers/cupboards from being slammed - but make sure the soft close aren't over worked either.

 

Besides the noise benefits, they can also make it harder for the kids to slam their fingers. But kids are kids and they'll find a way.

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