When choosing ironmongery for your home it’s important to consider all of the available finishes, designs and functions to find the best door hardware to suit your project.
When undergoing a renovation or decorating a new home, most homeowners opt for the same design for a consistent and unified feel from room to room. Alternatively, choose contrasting handles for a quirky style.
When retrofitting hardware to existing applications, try to match the finish and design as best you can for a complementary look. Be sure to measure any existing fixings holes to find the correct size handle for your project.
Choose the most suitable door handles for your home in 6 easy steps:
STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR DESIGN
Firstly, its important you choose the look you want to achieve throughout your home.
For modern and contemporary homes, minimalism is key. Straight, angular levers with a geometric pattern and linear design are a popular choice. To add to the rustic and authentic charm of period properties, why not opt for a traditional door knob or lever handle with a classic design.
STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR FINISH
Our range of pewter door handles by Finesse are known for their stunning, natural finish – perfect for bringing some architectural charm to the home.
Black door handles are an increasing trend for modern interiors. When combined with natural oak doors, black lever handles offer a chic and sophisticated look. Alternatively, create a bold contrast by pairing black handles with white paneled doors.
For a contemporary feel, the satin steel range by Stonebridge gives a true appearance of heritage steel. The finishes warm tones creates a subtle contrast when combined with light doors.
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR APPLICATIONS
If specifying hardware for external applications, ensure the handles are durable and can withstand the elements.
The Finesse range has been tested to BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5 to provide the maximum corrosion resistance possible – withstanding even the harshest weather conditions. The Stonebridge range has been finished with a unique ARMOR-COAT process to provide exceptional corrosion resistance and UV protection to maintain the products stunning finish across all seasons.
STEP 4: CHOOSE YOUR HANDLE
Lever handles are used in most homes due to their practicality, convenience and easy installation. Choose between two designs – lever handles on rose or lever handles on backplate.
Door knobs are typically used in period properties and traditional homes to bring a quirky and quaint feature. A simple turn of the knob will engage the latch.
STEP 5: CHOOSE YOUR BACKPLATE
Lever on Rose
For a minimalistic style, door handles on rose are the perfect choice. Choose between a round and square rose to provide the all-important finish touch in your home.
Lever on Backplate
A rectangular backplate offers a classic and timeless style – great for covering any unsightly marks from pre-existing fixing holes.
STEP 6: CHOOSE YOUR FUNCTIONALITY
For internal passage doors which don’t require locking, the following handles can be installed with a tubular latch:
- Door handle or door knob on rose
- Door handle or door knob on latch backplate
For bathroom applications where locking is only required from one side of the door, choose from two options:
- Opt for a rose door handle and a thumbturn to be installed with a tubular latch and tubular deadbolt
- Choose a bathroom door handle on backplate to be installed with a bathroom mortice lock.
Locking door handles allow you to add an additional level of security to your home.
Designed with a mortice lock, standard lock handles can be locked from either side of the door using a skeleton key. Our range of locking door handles should be purchased with a sash lock.