Door handles are a vital item for all properties, whether for residential or for business use. Although the topic of door handles might not exactly seem particularly interesting, it is essential to pick the correct type of door handle to keep in with the complete style of the property. Finishing touches are very important, as they can complete the entire style and look of the property.
For those people that may be renovating an old property, such as a 17th century cottage or a Grade 2 listed building, they may wish to decide on a more traditional type of door handle, such as a rustic handle or possibly a black antique handle. These will keep within the whole theme of the property, making it seem authentic and tasteful. The backplates are made in many different styles, so renovators can select from a plain design or a more detailed pattern, for example the traditional ‘Fleur de Lys’ design. It is not recommended to use black antique furniture door handles on external doors, as they are made from malleable wrought iron which is highly susceptible to rusting.
For others, they may prefer to pick from modern looking interior door handles, that will give clean, straight lines which can be ideal for a minimalist interior. Modern style door handles are usually low maintenance, and can simply be cleaned with a damp cloth in order to keep them looking new and in great condition.
Door handles for uPVC doors are getting to be increasingly popular. No longer are buyers limited to having a simple white plastic handle, they are now able to pick from much more stylish handles, with perhaps a brass or black antique backplate and handle. Again, these can allow the renovator to keep the doors and handles in the appropriate style for the house.
When selecting interior door handles, it is important to remember to ensure that you purchase a handle for each and every door in the home so as to keep the theme running throughout. Don’t forget extra doors, for example the cupboard under the stairs or perhaps the airing cupboard, as these spaces deserve the matching door handles too.