Few noises are as wince-inducing as a cabinet door slamming shut. Luckily, there's a simple fix for this pesky problem. Soft-close dampers are easily installed on cabinet doors. These little hinges slow down the door's momentum, resulting in a quiet close.
We'll show you how to install soft-close dampers. You only need four materials and basic DIY skills for this project. Plus, each damper can be installed in 15 minutes or less!
Remove damper from packaging. Then place it in the upper corner of the cabinet near the hinges. Mark desired placement with a pencil.
Using a screw slightly smaller than the one that came with the damper, predrill the screw hole in marked location. Then screw the damper into the cabinet frame.
Twist the back side of the damper to adjust the amount of soft close. A heavier cabinet door requires more soft close, while a lighter door requires less. Continue adjusting until you get the desired effect. Install dampers on all desired cabinet doors.