More and more people are opting to build a new home instead of buying an existing structure. This can be a great way to get exactly what you want, but there are still dangers to any home buying situation.
For instance, many new neighborhoods that are popping up have packages that you choose from. Depending on how much you want to spend, the materials used may not be as high quality as you would like. This is dangerous, because even though the home looks the way you want it—the materials are not made to last.
The fixtures and hardware are the things that won’t be looked at as closely and are often the things that wreak the most havoc a few years down the road.
One of those things are stock (usually inexpensive) butt hinges. These are the “traditional” style hinges that stick out of doors and cabinets.
Most builders put little time or thought into buying hinges, but this decision could impact the style and quality of your home. Here are a couple of reasons why.
The first days after you move into your new build, things are awesome. Everything smells new and works just the way you imagined. However, after just a couple of years of use things start to change.
Sure, there is maintenance involved, but there shouldn’t be maintenance on your doors and hinges. When doors droop, you find yourself ruining floors and carpet and hearing awful noises and squeaks coming from your cabinets. These inconveniences can start just months after your first night in the home and can be incredibly frustrating.
Style and Design
When you envision your home and the design of the interior, how much thought did you put into the aesthetics of hinges?
Our guess is very little. That’s because hinges aren’t often thought of during the design phase, but they should be. Most people consider hinges purely functional, but the right hinge can be both functional and a high point in design. If you want clean lines and high functionality from your doors and kitchen/bathroom cabinets—you won’t be using butt hinges. Use SOSS Invisible hinges.
Building to Last
You’ve seen a traditional hinge. Flimsy metal, sensitive to rust and frequently get painted over. If you really care for your home, it will only be a few years before you end up having to change out a few of them. Choosing the right hinges can seriously decrease the level of maintenance of your home. There are documented cases of SOSS hinges installed 100 years ago that are still in place today and still going strong! That is quality you can count on today, tomorrow and many years into the future.
The Invisible Hinge Fix
With properly installed SOSS invisible hinges, you will never have to worry about doors and cabinets causing these problems. Our quality steel body construction makes sure that doors won’t need adjustments over time and won’t squeak. Also, once they are in, the door will open and close correctly for decades and the very best part is you will never look at ugly pins sticking out from a typical butt hinge. Instead you will see clean lines and beautiful design.