Here at Hiatt Hardware, we are experts in all things door handles. We know that it might not seem like the most exciting choice when it comes to home design. However, it is more important to get the right door handle than you realise.
To help, we have put together our guide to choosing the right door handles, covering the 4 top tips for you to follow.
1. Where will it be used?
First, you should consider where the door handle will be used. Will it be used inside or outside? Bathroom or bedroom? Bathroom door handles, for example, have a privacy turn and release feature, also allowing you to open the door from the other side in the case of an emergency.
If you’re aiming to protect the valuables inside of a room, you may want a handle to lock with a key. Knowing where and how it will be used is the first step to choosing your ideal door handle.
2. Which material?
Another important choice when it comes to door handles is the material, or finish that they will be made of. Older styles of properties will often have burnished brass, whilst modern homes will have chrome touches. It really does just depend on the look that you want to achieve.
3. What is the style of your home?
If you have an ultra-modern and stylish home, then you are going to want to make sure that this is reflected in the door handles you choose. The last thing you will want is for your handles to look out of place in the room. Thankfully, the great thing about door handles is that whilst there are only a few types, there are a real wealth of styles, which can help you decide on the perfect one for your home.
4. Do you have a family?
Who lives in your house is also a consideration to make when picking a door handle, you may want to make sure that a door is secure so that your children cannot open it, or you may want to make sure that they can open it with ease. This will have an impact on the style of the door handle that you pick. Another thing to think about is safety, particularly when your children are going to be at head height and at risk of knocking themselves on sharp corners.
So, now you know more about how to pick door handles for your home, why not see if you can transform the lock of your room with a new handle or two? Whatever the choice that you go for, with our help you can be sure to find the exact option for you.
Even better, on our website, you can find the perfect handle, no matter the style, design or feel of your home, and all at the perfect price too.