I like quiet. In fact, hearing doors and drawers slam shut is like sandpaper to my soul. Sadly, my wife loves slamming doors and cabinets. Not because she is mad, just because she doesn’t see much point in being gentle. We had dinner with some friends recently, and they actually paid people to come in and remodel their kitchen. Hiring people, can you believe it! Anyway, the kitchen looked great. One of the coolest features were these little shock absorbers that gently absorbed door trauma even if you flung them shut from a distance. Very cool! Made by a German company called Blum. Available fairly reasonably from CabinetParts.com
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.