Factors to consider when buying door handles

Today leading online supplier Door Handles Ltd is advising customers on the different factors to consider with buying handles for doors. Door handles work just like the door knobs except that the latter has a round shape. However, both are used to aid people in opening or closing doors. The shape and style of the handles are not only determined by function but they also play a big role in giving the door a nice touch.

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The availability of different brands of door handles has made consumers more selective when it comes to the style, color and material of their handles.

(PRWEB UK) 1 November 2012

Today leading online supplier Door Handles Ltd is advising customers on the different factors to consider with buying handles for doors. Door handles work just like the door knobs except that the latter has a round shape. However, both are used to aid people in opening or closing doors. The shape and style of the handles are not only determined by function but they also play a big role in giving the door a nice touch.

These handles do not receive too much attention primarily because people think they are merely part of an overall door design. The more design-conscious are more critical when choosing handles though because they know that handles provide a subtle way of providing accent to a room’s decoration.

The availability of different brands of door handles has made consumers more selective when it comes to the style, color and material of their handles. True enough, one should not just buy any handle at all. Rather, one should consider the following factors when buying handles for exterior or interior doors:

Style

Some people may think that for as long as the handles for their doors fulfill its function, then that is enough. That was before when handles were no more than bars or knobs used to push or pull open doors. Fortunately, manufacturers have come up with a variety of handle designs to suit different types of doors and home designs. It is important to determine the overall design or style of one’s space first before the appropriate handles can be determined. Handles no longer come in one shape or color but they are now available in different shapes, from the curved handles to the modern straight-shaped ones. Consumers also now have more choices when it comes to materials as handles can be made of brass, chrome, glass or even PVC. Handles can be used to enhance the beauty and appearance of a home or office structure where it is used so make sure that the exact door where the handle will be placed is determined even before one goes on a buying spree. A home with a unified theme will be better off with the same handle designs.

Safety and Privacy

Handles should fulfill a specific function and aside from their usefulness in opening or closing doors, handles are also important in keeping the door secure. It is best to determine the type of door where the door handles would be placed to choose the most appropriate handles security-wise. Handles for exterior doors should have a lock to keep the building secure but also remember that the door will be your primary entrance and egress in case of an emergency. In cases like this, the design of the handle takes a backstage while the inner mechanism should take more consideration. Handles for bedroom doors, especially the master bedroom should have an efficient safety mechanism but not handles for children’s bedrooms especially when they are very young and still requires supervision. Consumers now have a wide variety of lock systems to choose from when it comes to handles. Handles can come with keypads, cards that can be swiped or even keyless systems.

Budget

When all is said and done, it is undeniable that the final consideration when buying door handles will still be determined by one’s budget. Every construction or renovation project has a fixed budget so the monetary aspect always limits the type of handles that one can choose for the doors. The simple handles are quite cheap but the more intricate ones can be more expensive. However, market competition has made handles more affordable now so it is easy to choose from a variety of designs and materials given the existing budget.

Consider these three factors when buying door handles and carefully weigh in their importance to the decision-making process. After all, handles are not just functional fixtures but they also play an important role in the building’s design so choose them well.


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