If you're remodeling your kitchen and have decided to install new kitchen cabinets to go, there are some decisions that you will need to make. For example, along with choosing the type of cabinets that you plan to install, you also need to select the hardware that's the best fit for those cabinets and your lifestyle. Here's a look at some of the things that you need to understand about your cabinet hardware options.
When you choose your cabinet hardware, you'll have to choose hinges. Not only do you need to decide if you want interior or exterior hinges, but you also need to select the style of the closure. There are self-closers and soft closers. Choosing the one that's right for you depends on a lot of factors. Knowing which factors to consider can help you to get the cabinet solution that's best for you.
If you have a pet peeve about open cabinets, you may want to have cabinets installed with self-closing hinges. These hinges will automatically pull the cabinet door closed when it's not being held open.
Self-closing cabinet hinges are great when you are bothered by open cabinets, but they do have their drawbacks. For example, if the cabinet is left to close itself with the self-closing hinges, the cabinet door is likely to snap shut. The noise and the strike against the cabinet can be bothersome.
Soft Closer Decision
Along with self-closing cabinet hinges, you can also find soft closing hinges. If the hard closing of a self-closing hinge makes too much noise and closes too hard for your liking, you may want to include soft-closing hinges.
Soft-closing hinges close automatically like self-closing hinges, but the soft hinges catch further partway along to slow the closing action of the cabinet doors. These hinges are usually soundless, closing the cabinet doors subtly and without any impact against the cabinet body.
Especially if you have kids, a standard cabinet door can be loud, obtrusive, and bothersome. Slamming doors can be disruptive. However, if you opt for self-closing, soft-closing cabinet hinges, you can avoid this disruption and noise. The more you understand about your options, the easier it is for you to see why these hinges may be a viable option for your cabinet remodel. Talk with your kitchen cabinet retailer and supplier today for more information and to find the hardware that's best for your situation.