Whether you are thinking of completely renovating your home or simply want to replace some old door handles, choosing the right handle might be a difficult task. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the choice of door handles available online, so to help you narrow down your choice, we have partnered up with Ironmongery Experts UK door handle supplier to put together a few essential things to consider when purchasing door handles.
First and foremost, it’s important to think about budget. Even more, if you are doing a complete home renovation. However, this doesn’t mean it needs to be a strict budget, it just means that when you are browsing for door handles, you can work around a specific figure.
The Olivers Madhouse recommends giving yourself a budget with a little wiggle room, “so if you really love a pair of matte black door handles that go a couple of pounds over budget, you can still get them – treat yourself! After all, you’re going to be using door handles every day, and if you don’t get those ones you adore, every time you use the alternative, you will think about those stunning matte black door handles.”
Think about where you are going to install the handle – internal doors, cupboard doors or entrance doors. Then, you will have to consider who will use the handle and if children, elderly people or people with disabilities will use it. There are three main types of handles that you can choose from.
- Lever handles. These are operated by pushing down a handle bar.
- Doorknobs. These feature a round handle that turn to open the door.
- Pull handles. These are used on doors that require to be pulled to open.
Each handle has its unique advantages and disadvantages. For instance, if you live with elderly people or children, lever handles would be the best option as these offer better grip than doorknobs. Ironmongery Experts have a few articles on their website going in-depth about door handles answering all questions that you might have about them, so don’t forget to check them out.
According to this article on the New York Times, “Few people, of course, choose door handles solely based on functionality. For most, it’s about finding a model that reflects the design of the room.” There are plenty of door handles to choose from, so picking the right door handle that balances functionality and style can be achievable.
For some style inspiration, on a recent blog post Adventures of a Yorkshire Mum shared the best ironmongery trends to follow, including black door handles, mixing and matching handle styles and choosing door handles with texture. She believes that “ironmongery is as important to interior design as a necklace is to an outfit, so it should be definitely be given some thought in advance.”
If you are looking to give your home an upgrade by changing other bits around your home, why not replace other pieces of ironmongery? As Larger Family Life mentions in this article, “these small details can have a big impact on the overall look of your home”, so if these are looking old and rusty, maybe it’s time for a change.