With so many designs and finishes to pick from, choosing the right door handle can be a tough decision for many homeowners. Taking the extra time to familiarise yourself with all the different options will help you find a door handle that reflects your taste and personality.
Our Inspired Windows and Conservatories team knows that the right door handle can be the perfect finishing touch that helps tie in various design elements in your home. We’ve helped thousands of clients find the best match for their doors throughout Hampshire, making us the right people to guide you through your door handle/knob purchase.
Different Types of Door Handles and Knobs
With a new door on the way, it’s time to make a decision about which door handle/knob will look best in your home. In order to figure out the right addition to your space, you first have to familiarise yourself with all of the different options. Here are some of the most commonly used handle and knob styles and combinations.
- Lever Handle on a Backplate
A popular choice of door handle because of its versatility, the lever handle on a plate can help add a modern or classic touch to your door, whilst easily allowing for discrete keyhole placement.
- Lever Handle on a Rose
If you’re looking for a smooth and sleek finish, a lever handle on a rose offers a more discrete look compared to a back plate. Whether you’re going for a contemporary matte-black or a bold gold tone, this handle can be a great choice for minimalists.
- Modern Pull Handle
Perfect for homeowners who want a sleek and modern statement piece featured on their home exterior, pull handles are a contemporary addition to your door frame. For exterior doors, a small and discrete keyhole will have to be added separately.
- Victorian Mortice Door Knobs
For homeowners that have an affinity for more traditional finishes, Victorian mortice door knobs come in bronze, silver, silvered glass and highly polished wood. Mortice door knobs typically come in octagonal or ringed shapes, giving you a great range of choice when it comes to the look of your door.
- Classic Rim Knobs
A period-home staple, classic rim knobs are one of the oldest locking door styles, making it a timeless choice for your home. The lock on rim knobs fit on the door’s surface- a unique feature that adds a great deal of character to any door.
Lever Handles or Knobs? Silver or Gold?
Most of us want our home to feel like a cohesive experience from the moment we walk in as we make our way to the living room and bedrooms. This is why when you’re picking out the finish of your door handles and knobs, you should consider which design elements work throughout your home, not just in one individual space.
Best Choice for Your Door Style
There’s no doubt that a lot of consideration went into choosing the perfect colour, style and finish of your door which is why it’s important to keep your door features at the forefront of your mind when selecting a door handle. Although there’s no right or wrong when it comes to the design of your home, you want to make sure that whatever decision you make is one that you’ll be with for years to come.
About Inspired Windows and Conservatories
Inspired Windows and Conservatories has provided premium door design and installation services to customers across the South Coast since 1994. Located in Eastleigh, Inspired Windows and Conservatories is your one stop shop for all your supply and installation needs. With an unbeaten catalogue of styles, finishes and designs and an expert installation team, we provide high quality, professional home improvement services that transform and add value to your home.