The door knob is one of the most frequently used items in the home and can be used to make a dramatic difference in your decorating theme. Decorative door knobs are a great way to create a new and interesting focal point for your interior and exterior doors without needing to replace the actual door itself. Door knobs are available in a variety of materials and types so you can coordinate the doors throughout your entire house and create a new and beautiful theme.
Interior door knobs are available in four primary styles; privacy, passage, double dummy and single dummy. Privacy and passage knobs turn and operate a latch mechanism – the difference is privacy style knobs have a push pin lock (these are generally used on bathrooms or bedrooms). Single dummy and double dummy knobs do not turn or operate a latch mechanism – a single dummy knob is one knob on the exterior side of the door while a double dummy is a knob on either side of one door. Note: Most double dummy knobs cannot be used on two separate doors.
Knobs come in a variety of materials and designs. Glass or solid brass door knobs are a great choice because they add a lot of extra detail to your door. As door knob sets age they can become dented or scratched so replacing them with high quality sets is important. Solid brass doorknobs sets are extremely durable and resistant to showing wear and tear. Brass is also available in a variety of finishes including polished brass, antique brass, satin nickel, polished chrome and oil rubbed bronze. It is easy to coordinate your new door hardware with the existing hardware (such as knobs, pulls and hinges) around your home to enhance your existing theme.
Decorative knobs are a wonderful way to increase the beauty of any room and make your door hardware stand out. Ornate designs create added interest and reflect extra attention being paid to the smaller details in the home. LookInTheAttic & Company offers a wide variety of decorative door knobs is a variety of sizes, materials and designs – they also offer free design assistance and help.