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Are the soft close drawer slides worth it?

12 years ago

We have begun the process of remodeling our kitchen. We met with a custom cabinet maker. He gave us a price of an additional $700.00 for the soft close slides? I saw them in his showroom and they seem okay. We had our previous kitchen cabinets built by him and we had the white metal slides on the sides of the drawers. He says he now builds his drawers differently than he used to. All wood and dovetail. We had our previous kitchen for 25 years and never had one problem with the side slides. He says that these new undermount slides have a plastic piece that sometimes breaks. He says everyone wants the undermount, but he is not sure that they really aren't worth the extra money. I have been decisive and definitive for what I want for my kitchen so far, but I really haven't been able to make a decision about this. I know a lot of people on this forum swear by these drawer slides. I do like the fact that they don't show and the beauty of the drawer is not distracted from, but are they really worth the additional $700.00. I would really appreciate some opinions. Thanks.

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