Door handles are an easy and inexpensive way to modernise your home, but which ones should you choose?
While this is mostly a case of personal preference there are a few things you may wish to consider before deciding on the perfect door handles for your home.
Stainless Steel or Alloy?
One of the most common questions asked is which is better: stainless steel or alloy handles?
Stainless steel is, of course, a premium material, but it does come with design limitations. Alloys, on the other hand, enable more intricate designs to be produced, as they are more pliable than stainless steel.
Alloy handles are also available in a range of different finishes such as chrome, copper, black nickel, powder coated and brass to offer a more versatile design solution for your home.
Stainless Steel and Chrome Door Handles
Stainless steel and chrome models are perhaps most popular as they offer a contemporary elegance to any interior. Polished finish handles complement high-end glamourous living spaces while satin models offer a more contemporary solution for the modern home.
Also available are duo finish models which provide the perfect compromise for those wanting the best of both worlds.
Copper is currently trending and offers a great choice for those looking to create a bespoke interior reminiscent of the industrial look. Copper can also be paired with an array of metallic and tones for a striking and individualistic appeal.
Grey and black handles are perfect for those inspired by minimalistic or monochrome interiors and offer an individualistic solution for those looking to create a dramatic impact on their space.
Think striking black door handles offset by a statement black chandelier and framed artwork for a bold impact in your interior.
Brass Door Handles
Brass is, of course, a fantastic choice for traditional properties, but is also seeing its own revival within the contemporary market. Brass is actually a great choice for those looking to add warm tones to a room and is perfect for creating a bright illusion on a dark Winter evening.
Is It Easy to Replace Door Handles?
Absolutely, but it is worth checking that the new handles will be large enough to cover any existing fixing holes on your door. You can quickly determine this by checking that the diameter of the door handle rose, or width of the backplate is greater than that of any fixing holes on your door.
Once you have your new handles and any additional accessories required, its simply a case of removing your old handles and fitting the new model in place of them, transforming your doors in just a matter of minutes!
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