When it’s time to pick the handles for your home, you’ll want to be sure you’re choosing the right ones, both in terms of quality and whether or not they fit the look you’re going for.
Not a decision to take lightly
We think it’s best to approach picking door handles the same as any other major design decision, whether that’s the colour of the wallpaper or the kitchen counter material.
Consider the design of your home. If you’ve got a rustic country home, then you’ll want something more traditional, say a handle finished in a copper or brass tone. If you have a contemporary home, however, you may want to consider a brushed metal or even black.
In terms of the handle build itself, a similar approach is required. Handles that curve or have a ‘wave’ like look are probably a good fit for a modern home but may look out of place in a more traditional house, where angular handles are a better fit.
There’s also the backplate/sideplate. This is the hardware that often contains the lock and sits behind the handle. It’s as important as the handle, as it’s the largest piece of hardware on the door. In nearly every case, you’ll buy your handles with an included or integrated plate.