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Are There Considerations To Have When Selecting Door Handle Designs?

by Minnie Simmmons

Whether you are remodelling, redecorating or even simply constructing a new residence, one aspect that tends to be overlooked is the careful consideration of door handle designs. Typically, individuals will choose their door handles based on price in an attempt to keep their construction costs low, but then end up experiencing buyer's remorse down the road when they find these handles do not match their overall aesthetic. Luckily, with the myriad of designs to choose from, you can be assured of finding styles that will provide visual appeal and function too within your budget. As long as you keep the following considerations in mind, you are sure to install door handle designs to elevate the appearance of your residence.

Consider the type of handle you would want 

Before you start sifting through door handle designs, you would first have to determine what kind of handle you would want. You could select from two main options. The first is the doorknobs. Knobs come in an array of shapes ranging from round, oval and even egg-shaped handles. This type of handle is also particularly advantageous to homeowners with children as they would prove challenging for their small hands to open. Thus, you would not have to baby proof these handles. Lastly, knobs can suit doors that open from both the left as well as the right, so you would not have to bear in mind the orientation of your doors.

The second type of handle that you could invest in is the lever. Levers are a popular alternative as they have a modern appeal. They are a great addition to homes that have contemporary décor, as they would blend in. However, levers do have one major drawback which is they are quite easy to operate. Therefore, small children could easily access the doors if they can reach the handle.

Consider the function of the door handle

Although door handles serve the principal purpose of open and closing entryways, you could consider other features depending on where the door handle is being installed. One function you could contemplate is a passage handle, which is characterised by being able to open and close but cannot be secured with a key. These handles are suitable for heavy traffic areas such as a hallway or a closet.

Privacy handles are another type of door handle that you would require to ensure people do not get unauthorised access to areas that you would like to keep secure. Lastly, you could choose dummy handles, which tend to be decorative, as these types of handles neither turn nor lock.