(PRWEB UK) 22 November 2012
Today Door Handles Ltd is continuing its weekly guide on interior decorating with a guide on choosing door handles. DIY interior decorating is a fun and exciting process that most homeowners take on with much gusto. After all, it’s not every day that one gets the opportunity to change how their home looks and make it a reflection of their own personal taste and style. But because of their lack of professional experience in interior decorating, people often just focus on the most visible aspects such as wall paint and furniture placement, neglecting smaller but equally important elements such as door handles.
They may not be the first things that a person sees in a room but door handles do play a huge part in any room’s overall design. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, designs and materials. In fact, most first-time home decorators are amazed at how many different kinds there are.
This vast collection of choices is certainly impressive but it can also make the choice difficult for someone who doesn’t have a clear idea of what they want. In order to make the selection process simpler and faster, it would be good to familiarize oneself with the different varieties before actually going to the hardware store to take a pick.
The most common types that are available these days are levers and knobs. Door knobs are the more traditional design and many people prefer them because of their classic look. Door levers, on the other hand, are much more contemporary and would be perfect for those who want a more modern feel to the room.
Door handles come in many different kinds of materials, the most popular of which are chrome, brass, stainless steel, wrought iron and porcelain. There are also some more unusual types of handles made of acrylic and even glass. The choice of material will depend mostly on one’s personal style but it can also be affected by the durability, cost and ease of maintenance of the different choices.
Besides functioning as the entryway into the house or room, doors also give protection to the residents of the house by keeping intruders out. It is therefore also important to select handles that come with adequate security features like double locks and that are compatible with standard alarm systems.
Making a random choice or going for the cheapest option simply will not do when it comes to choosing door handles. By taking the above mentioned factors into consideration, it will be very easy to find the perfect doorknob that will be highly functional and that will enhance the look of the room at the same time.