Door handles are considered as one of the essential parts of any home or office. On one hand, they have practical uses; On the other hand, they add a lot to the overall interiors of home and office creating a great look and feel. Be it kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living or dining area, nothing looks perfect without attractive handles and knobs. Since the use of door hardware have become a fashion statement, they are being widely used to add glitz and glamour to the over-all look of your home or office.
Internal and External Door Handles
Speaking in the broader sense, generally there are two types of handles: external/outdoor and indoor/interior. The exterior are utilized on all main entrances to the home such as front, back, side or service door. On the other hand, interior handles are used on the doors inside the house/office like kitchen, cabinet and toilet doors. Lever-type handles and external latches have become the most popular types of external handles. Following are some of the most popular designs and types:
• Stainless steel T-Bar
• Contemporary handles and knobs
• Glass handles and knobs
• PVC door handles on plate
• Classic handles on rose
• Door knobs with Victorian lever on Rose
• Rim door knobs, Traditional Mortice Door knobs
• Black Antique door knobs
• Centre door knobs.
Contemporary or traditional
Most of the modern people prefer to decorate their doors and cabinet doors with contemporary style, beautiful door hardware such as attracting chrome finish handle with straight modern lines. Simultaneously, other people may like to have traditional with a polished antique brass finish, mounted against an attractive back plate.
Fancy door handles
For girls and kid’s rooms, Door hardware are available in pink color and cheerful cartoon designs while Kitchen hardware may come with fruit embellishments.
Kitchen door handles
For a well-designed kitchen, a wide range of kitchen cabinets with built-in dividers, sliding trays and organizers are available. If you are looking for beautifully designed Door Hardware for kitchen, you should look for Hammered knobs with back plate or Shell, Twister T, Cage and Hammered Bow handles.
What types of materials are used in Door handles
These Door hardware are made from a variety of materials such as cast brass, sheet aluminum alloy, metal sheet and wood. These are made from cast brass material may be copper finished, nickel or chrome plated, bright satin finished and antique finished. The sheet aluminum alloy handles are available in finishes like matte, dyed, satin bright or natural finishes. The metal sheet may be copper oxidized or stove enameled finish or both black. The wooden come in lever latch types with intricate and ornate carvings in base plate. At the same time, most people prefer to buy Door hardware made from brass and metal for permanent and lasting use.
Color and design of the door handle must match with the overall interiors
While selecting the color and design of these hardware, make sure that it matches well with the overall interior of your home or office. For this purpose, matching finishes and styles is highly significant. Some of the widely used finishes are polished chrome, brushed nickel, Polished Brass, Satin Chrome, Florentine Bronze, Stainless Steel and Stainless Brass. In other words, color, style and pattern along with the locks, spy holes, latches, knockers, fixtures and fittings must be given proper consideration while selecting the door handles for your interior and exterior doors.