Whether you have just built your first home, you are renovating your current home, or maybe you are an interior designer planning the interiors of someone else’s home – you will be surprised at the amount of work that goes into even the smallest details of your home. For examples, a lot of work goes into choosing the doors of your home, but have you considered the handles that are to be placed on those doors? Whether your home is contemporary and modern, or if your home is more traditional, you will want door handles to match your style. Here at Haldane Fisher, we have a fantastic range of internal door handles that is sure to be the right fit for your home. To help you decide, we’ve put together this blog on tips on how to choose your internal door handles.
One of the most common misconceptions when building a home is the idea that a door already comes fitted with everything that is required: this is not true. You will have to decide on all of the fittings for your doors, from latches to hinges and handles. When fitting your doors internally, one of the first decisions you will have to make about your door handles is whether you want a knob or a handle. These two names are often used interchangeably but they have in fact very different functionalities. A door handle will move up and down, while a door knob will either be twisted, or it may simply be used to push and pull. A couple of factors will come into play when deciding between door handles or door knobs. Firstly, it will depend on your personal style and preference and ultimately what you want seen throughout your home. However, it is also important to consider the abilities of those within your home that will be using that door. Handles are the more practical choice for anyone with limited hand function as a door knob will often require more grip strength to be able to turn.
When browsing our wide selection of door handles, it can be difficult to settle on just one. Therefore, it’s important to consider not only how many door handles you will require throughout your home, but if all your handles will be the same in style. Will every door in the house have the same handle? Will upstairs be different to downstairs? Is every door in the house the same? These are just some of the questions you will need to ask yourself.
The style of your home will have an impact on the style of your door handles. Is your home traditional with lots of timber and warm colours? Is your home sleek and contemporary with use of metallics? Or perhaps your home is unique and quirky with lots of vibrant colours. Whatever your personal style, we’ve got a door handle to match. From brass, to polished silver, ceramic, or matt black, there are plenty of options to choose from. A good rule of thumb when picking out your door handles, is to consider other accessories within your rooms. Does your home have a lot of brass accents, do you make use of silver or gold, or perhaps your home makes use of sleek metallics. Take into consideration such colour palettes when browsing door accessories.
When renovating your home, prices quickly start to stack up and it can become a very costly experience. Doors alone can use a large portion of your budget, so by the time it comes to choose door accessories such as handles or knobs, it can be very tempting to want to choose the cheapest option available. However, consider how often door handles are used in your home. These handles are grabbed onto, twisted and pulled multiple times a day: they need to be hard waring. It is worth investing in quality door handles that will stand the test of time and not have to be replaced. Similarly, if you have splashed out on expensive doors – you will want to adorn them with handles that are of a similar calibre and will do the door justice and not take away from the style you have already invested in.
While door handles and knobs may be a relatively small item within your home, we hope these tips and points for consideration have helped you consider a range of factors before you decide on your door accessories. Whether it is size, style, design or user, there is a lot to think about when shopping for door handles. This is a purchase that will likely remain in your home for years to come and has the potential to enhance your existing style. So, take some time to decide and make sure to set aside some of your budget for this purchase. If you need further advice, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can get in touch via our website, or you can visit your local branch where one of our experts will be more than happy to guide and advise you.