Have you looked at your door handles recently? I know that door handles are not a part of your home that you’d usually think about… If your door handles are working fine, that’s all that you need, right? Wrong. It’s easy to overlook door handles… why should you care about them if they are working fine?
Ironmongery Experts, family-run ironmongery business, explain that door handles are an important part of your everyday life. You use them every single day to smoothly operate doors and easily go about your business. Door handles are so important that we only notice them when they stop working properly. It has happened to me and I’m sure it has happened to you.
The team at Ironmongery Experts wrote a detailed guide on their blog about the different door handle types. So, if you want some new handles for your home but are feeling overwhelmed with the choice of door handles available, I’d recommend reading Ironmongery Experts types of door handles blog post.
Types of door handles
There are three main types of door handles that you can choose from: lever handles, pull handles and doorknobs. Lever handles feature a lever that you push down to open the door – these are the most common door handles you’ll find in homes and other buildings. Pull handles are fixed to the door and do not move – these are used on doors that can open when pushed or pulled. Doorknobs are usually round handles that are operated by rotating them clockwise or anti-clockwise.
Importance of door handles
Door handles are an essential detail of your home’s ironmongery and hardware, and should be given some thought. As Sims Life says, “ironmongery is like the jewellery of your home, a detail that will make your interiors stand out.” Whether you have been living in the same home for years and your handles are looking old and worn-out, or you’ve just moved into a new home and the door handles don’t match your style – it’s time to change them! Who said that door handles can’t be both functional and stylish?
As Rita Konig, interior designer, comments in an article on House & Garden, “Hardware is one of those details that often gets rushed right at the end of a project, but it is worth giving it some thought well in advance. This is not something you want to leave to your builders – even hinges come in a wide range, from nasty to beautiful.”
Choosing the right door handle, a door handle that works and that perfectly suits your home, might take some time but once you find that perfect door handle, you will never stop looking at it. This is a disclaimer in advance. Once you go down the rabbit hole of door handles, you will start noticing all types of stunning door handles everywhere…
You won’t be the only one. As Stylish London Living shared in a recent blog post, “I started to read into the importance of ironmongery in interior design and soon I was noticing these details in my home and everywhere else I went to. It’s actually incredible how such a small detail can have such a big impact on the overall look of a room.”
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