Internal doors act as the portals by which we travel through our homes, meaning it’s incredibly important that they fit the wider aesthetic of your home and that they’re designed in a way that means you’re happy to see them and interact with them every day. With so many different ways of customising and upgrading your doors, it can often be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we have prepared this handy guide that explains all the essential door hardware you need to consider when updating the internal doors in your house.
1. Handles, knobs and pulls – These are absolutely vital as they are the only part of your door you’re likely to interact with several times on a daily basis (unless you have a lock). After all famous Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa once said “The door handle is the handshake of the building”. Decide on the type of handle you want and finish and get one that you’re going to enjoy touching every day.
2. Door stops – Although not essential door stops should always be considered as a relatively cheap and effective way of protecting your doors and walls from the stresses and strains of everyday life. This is especially important if you have a busy family life as kids are sure to be running in and out of rooms with little regard for the door smacking against the walls.
3. Locks – These will typically be used in a bathroom however many people do like the privacy of having one in a bedroom or study for example. A simple thumb-turn lock should suffice in most homes and is a simple way of protecting your property or privacy will you are in certain rooms in your house.
4. Latches and hinges – Quality latches and hinges are always worth investing in because there’s nothing more irritating than using something each day which doesn’t work correctly. Avoid the temptation to sacrifice quality for frugality on this one and get something long-lasting that works every time.
5- Escutcheon plates – Again this is only for doors that need a lock but a key escutcheon is a potentially important item to consider to protect your door against the rub of a metallic key.
Angela is a senior editor at Dreniq News. She has written for many famous news agencies.