Three Things to Consider When Buying Door Handles

Keys inserted in a door knobWhen building your dream house in Australia, have you thought about the design and style of the door hardware that you are going to use? Door hardware such as knobs, locks, and hinges may seem insignificant details to you now, but you should not neglect them as they play an important role in helping you achieve the overall design of your home. Here are three things you need to consider when choosing the right door handles for your home.

Overall Style and Design

Although small and seemingly insignificant, door handles have a huge impact on the overall design of your home. Thus, it is important to find the right ones, but it is not as simple as that. The sheer number of door handle options available these days is enough to overwhelm anyone. This is why you need to have a clear idea of the theme and look that you want for your home so that you can easily find the right set of door hardware. For example, if you want your home to look contemporary and sleek, you may want to avoid brass knobs with a vintage look and feel to them.

Ease of Use and Comfort

When choosing door handles, you need to consider how they feel in your hands since you will be using them countless times each day. You should also avoid the ones that are tricky to use. You do not want to lock yourself out accidentally, do you?


When purchasing doors, it may come as a surprise to learn that they do not come with latches, handles, locks, and hinges. You can think of them as accessories that need to be bought separately. This is why you need to set a realistic and reasonable amount when budgeting for your door hardware.

You do not necessarily have to buy the most expensive doors and accessories. However, try to avoid buying the cheaper ones of very low quality as they tend to break more easily, leaving your home susceptible to break-ins.

Posted on by Ann Klatt in Hot Spots

About Ann Klatt

Ann's love for discovering new things has led her to different parts of the world. Though she is now based in Miami and works as interior designer, she still finds time to travel and experience new culture.

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