What Are Self Close Hinges? And What Are Their Benefits?

Regardless of whether you are considering a complete overhaul of your kitchen or are contemplating giving it a sort of facelift by changing a few components in there, the first thing most of us think of is the cabinets. After all, the cabinets are one of the many focal points in the kitchen. They add some drama to the room and are extremely functional as far as storage is concerned. However, we think that apart from the outer aspects, you should also think about the components that go within your cabinets. They may not be visible to the naked eyes but are just as important if not more. We are talking about the hinges.

Hinges offer exceptional functionality to your kitchen cabinets. However, there are various types of hinges you can choose for your door. Out of all the types, we recommend opting for self close hinges. As the name implies, the self close hinges are designed specifically to ensure that the cabinet door can be closed easily with just a simple touch. These hinges are an amazing addition, especially to your modular kitchen. In this article, we are also going to talk about the benefits of installing self close hinges.

Before we begin discussing the benefits of self close hinges, let us also mention soft close hinges. Both these terms are often used interchangeably. But let us have you know that there is a difference between the two. When you use soft close hinges, the door makes no sound when you shut it. Whereas, when you install self close hinges on the door, the mechanism takes over and shuts the doors automatically, but the door makes some noise when it comes in contact with the frame. Now that you know the difference, let us move on to the benefits.

  • Safety

How many times have you forgotten to properly shut the door of a wall mounted cabinet, only to forget about it completely and then hurt your head because of it? How many times have you shut the cabinet door hastily while looking for something, only to have your finger pinched in the process? The kitchen is one of the most accident-prone areas in the entire house. This makes it important to ensure complete safety. When you install self close hinges you reduce the possibility of such accidents.

  • Convenience and peace

One of the biggest advantages of self close hinges is that you no longer have to slam the door shut to ensure it stays closed. Something as delicate as a gentle tap will be enough to close the door properly. No more stress of the loud thuds that accompany slammed doors in the kitchen. Cabinet doors with self closing hinges are also more capable of ensuring that the content of the cabinet remains intact. This comes in handy when it comes to fragile items.

  • Aesthetics

Apart from the fact that self close hinges are an extremely functional addition to the kitchen, they also add to the aesthetic appeal of the room. These concealed hinges make your modular kitchen look sleek, stylish, and classy.

  • Prolonged life of cabinets

One of the many reasons why most of us have to consider remodeling our kitchen every few years is the wear and tear it goes through. Regular use ruins the cabinet frames. However, when you opt for self close hinges, the cabinet doors are closed in a more gentle way. This reduces the chances of damage and with it the need for repair and replacement. We hope this article has given you a basic idea about self close hinges and their benefits.

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