Half overlay soft close cabinet hinges are a type of hinge used to attach
cabinet doors to the cabinet frame. "Half overlay" refers to the way the
cabinet door sits on the frame, covering only half of the cabinet face
and overlapping the frame by half an inch or less. "Soft close" refers
to the feature of the hinge that allows the door to close slowly and
silently, preventing slamming and reducing wear and tear on the cabinet.
Like full overlay soft close hinges, half overlay soft close hinges are
typically concealed, meaning they are hidden from view when the cabinet
door is closed, creating a streamlined, modern look. They are designed
to be easy to install and adjust, and they are available in a variety of
finishes to match different cabinet styles.
When choosing half overlay soft close cabinet hinges, it's important to
ensure that they are compatible with the cabinet frame and door size, as
well as the weight of the door. The manufacturer's specifications should
be consulted to determine the appropriate hinge size and weight capacity
for the cabinet. It's also important to consider the degree of opening
angle required for the cabinet doors to fully open without hitting other
adjacent cabinets or walls.