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!
What You Need
- Soft-close damper
Step 1: Mark Placement
Remove damper from packaging. Then place it in the upper corner of the cabinet near the hinges. Mark desired placement with a pencil.
Step 2: Predrill and Screw
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.
Step 3: Adjust Damper
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.