When Aaron and I were house hunting, our real estate agent (hi Christina!) introduced us to soft close cabinets. They were a feature we had never seen before yet immediately knew we wanted. There was something elegant about closing a cabinet and having it softly shut behind you. The only problem was how surprisingly pricey most options are, not to mention the hardware is typically installed with your cabinets. But we searched online and found these retrofit soft-close hinges that work perfectly, are easy to install in your current cabinets and cost a fraction of the price.
Liberty Soft Close Hinges - 1 per cabinet. If you get a 10 pack they come out to $2.40 per cabinet!
We liked the liberty soft close hinges because they were smaller and less clunky than some of the other options (Blumotion).
Place in the upper corner of the hinge side of the cabinet.
Screw it in. There are 2 screw holes but you only need to use 1. Turn the adjustment knob to move damper in and out. Turn in for heavier cabinets and out for lighter cabinets.
Done! A simple and low cost project with a high end feel!