Ball Bearing

Butt Hinges

Residential Spring

5/8" x Square Corner

Commercial Butt

Commercial Spring

Security Hinges

Stainless Steel Hinges

Double Action

Concealed Door Hinges

Screen Door

Wholesale Door Hinges

Door Locks, Knobs, Levers, and Deadbolts

Heavy Duty

Adj. Gate Spring Hinges

Weld-On Gate Hinges

T Hinges

Strap Hinges

Commercial Spring Hinges

Double Action Spring Hinges

Heavy Duty Strap Hinges for Gates

Heavy Duty BadAss Weld-On and Bolt-On Hinges

Heavy Duty Locinox Gate Closers and Hardware

Gate Locks and Latches

Safety Gate Latches

Drop Bolts

Farm Gate Hinges

Bullet Hinges

Gate Locks

Coded Gate Locks

Overlay Cabinet Hinges

Self-Closing Cabinet Hinges

Blum Cabinet Hinges

Concealed Cabinet Hinges

Full Inset Cabinet Hinges

3/8" Offset Cabinet Hinges

Demountable Hinges

Butterfly Cabinet Hinges

Small Butt Hinges

Lid Support and Stays

Overlay Cabinet Hinges

Drawer Slides

Cabinet Catches

Knife Hinges

Cabinet Knobs

Cabinet Pulls

Heavy Duty Hinges

Commercial Ball Bearing

Commercial Spring Hinges

Weld On Hinges

Wide Throw Hinges

Swing Clear Hinges

Locinox Gate Closers

Strap Hinges

Pivot Hinges

Concealed Hinges

Piano Hinges

Heavy Duty BadAss Hinges

Door Closers

Wholesale Door Hinges

Electrified Hinges

Commercial Locks

Lid Support Hinges and Stays

Furniture Hinges Table and Mirror

Marine Hinges

Parliament Hinges

Wide Throw Hinges

Swing Clear Hinges

Shutter Hinges

Torque Hinges

Piano Hinges

Continuous Geared Hinges

Barn Door Hardware

Bifold Door Hardware

Pocket Door Hardware

Lift Off Hinges

Wood Hinge Screws

Machine Hinge Screws

Door Installation Hardware

Door Stoppers Chocks and Silencers

Toolbox Bundles

Hinge Pins

Ball Catches and Strike Plates

Cabinet Catches

Flush Bolts

Handrail Brackets

Hinge Jigs and Templates

Weatherstripping for Doors

Door Thresholds

Gate Stops

Stainless Steel Eye Bolts

How to Install Soft Close Hinges to Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re looking to upgrade  your kitchen, Installing soft close hinges to your cabinet doors could be the way to go. Learn what soft close hinges are, how they work, and how to install them to get the most out of your kitchen cabinets.  

How Soft Close Hinges Work

Soft close hinges are exactly what they sound like; they’re hinges that close softly and quietly. No one likes the sound of a cabinet door slamming shut. Soft close hinges use built-in hydraulics ( mechanical device) to prevent the loud bang sound you might otherwise hear with regular cabinet hinges. This also helps prevent injuries like slamming your finger in the cabinet door. A soft close hinge is a type of self-closing hinge, but with the added benefit of being extra quiet. 

Why Install Soft Close Hinges?

There are plenty of reasons to install soft close hinges, some of which include safety, noise, and the longevity of the hinges. Closing a cabinet door with a self close hinge will slow momentum to keep things quiet all the time. This is particularly useful if you’re opening and closing kitchen cabinet doors when sneaking off for a midnight snack. 

Benefits of Installing Soft Close Hinges

In addition to the noise factor, soft close hinges also provide the added benefit of safety. This is particularly important if you have young children around and are teaching them how to open and close kitchen cabinets. 

Another plus is that installing soft close hinges in your home will be a long-term investment. Their durable, smooth, and silent-closing motion means you’ll have these hinges for the long haul, which will reduce the number of times you need to replace your door hinges and perform additional kitchen upgrades. 

How to Install Soft Close Hinges on Cabinet Doors

Installing soft close hinges is a relatively easy task that you could do yourself in one weekend depending on how handy you are. This DIY hinge project could be the instant upgrade your kitchen needs. Can you do this project yourself DIY? That all depends on your skill level and the tools you have on hand. If you’re up for the task, you’ll need the following supplies:

Hinge Installation Tools You’ll Need

Steps for Installing Soft Close Hinges

Step 1: Remove Old Cabinet Doors and Hinges

The first thing you need to do is remove your old cabinet doors and their hinges. The steps for removing old hinges will vary depending on the type of cabinet hinges you have. For a comprehensive overview of removing and replacing door hinges, we suggest reviewing our guides on how to install cabinet hinges.  

Once you’ve removed the old cabinet hinges, use a power drill and a #2 drill bit to fasten the hinges to the cabinet. If you don’t have a power drill, an old-fashioned screwdriver will do. It just may require a little extra effort.

Step 2: Drilling the 35mm Hole

If your old cabinets have concealed hinges, there should be a 35mm hole already drilled in. This is where you can affix your new hinges. If you need to drill new holes, you’ll do so using a 35mm adjustable bit. Cabinet doors with holes need to be first verified to ensure their depth is suitable for the new hinges. Conventional non-soft close hinges are often much shallower so further drilling may be necessary. 

Step 3: Install the Soft Close Hinges into Cabinet Doors

Once the old hinges have been removed and you have drilled the 35mm hole, you can now install your new soft close hinges onto your cabinet doors. This will be pretty straightforward; as long as the hole is of the right depth, the soft close hinges should drop smoothly into place. They should fit snugly and not require a lot of force to put them into place.

Buy Top-Quality Soft Close Hinges from Hinge Outlet, Inc. Today

Hinge Outlet, Inc. provides free shipping for any orders above $100 and provides product exchanges if customers ordered the wrong finish or size. We also offer refunds if you are not satisfied with the product quality.

If you have any questions about our soft close hinges, feel free to contact us today.