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Get a Handle on Your Pets- Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Handles to pet proof your homeLincolnshire living couple, Sue and Stewart are the owners of chocolate Labrador, Rollo.  He looks sweet enough, but behind this deceptive exterior, Rollo is a living food disposal unit, eating food and its packaging that does not need disposing of!  Nine year old, Rollo, has even eaten a packet of cigarettes, a jar of mincemeat (including the glass jar) and nearly died after his suicidal attempt at bulking up on rat poison.

It started off as being mildly amusing, with Sue describing Rollo as the ‘pre-rinse cycle’ on her dishwasher because he licked every single item inside whenever she opened the door.  Then Rollo learnt how to take the lid off yoghurts without any assistance before he consumed the contents, he studied how his owners opened the kitchen doors and copied their actions with the kitchen door handles using his mouth, this even included the fridge.  This intelligent canine even worked out that if he bounced up and down on the trampoline he could knock the apples off the tree.  But something needed to be done by Stewart and Sue, as they decided after 6 years after having rescued him from Labrador Lifeline Trust, they simply could no longer handle his constant binge eating and their own starvation.

The time had come, therefore, to dog-proof the kitchen and other specific areas of the house.  This was done by adding new kitchen handles to all of the cupboards that were impossible for Rollo to use, the fridge has been equipped with a high pull handle which has, to date, been successful.  Unlike the supposedly dog-proof bin, doors with chain, stairgates, briefcase and Tupperware boxes which have all been rather the opposite.  This gigantic kitchen makeover has cost an astonishing £25,000, which, by the sound of it, is less than Rollo eats in a week!

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If you are in need of new door handles or kitchen handles then why not get in contact with us at Handsome Handles.  We can help you dog-proof or child-proof your kitchen and house if you feel that it is needed.  We have all the suitable kitchen handles, kitchen cabinet knobs and internal door handles you could possibly need.  So, give us a call on 07961 832 812, email us at info@handsomehandles.co.uk or check out or website by clicking here to see exactly what we have in store for you and your new dog-proof, child-proof kitchen.

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Door Knobs, Door Handles and Wobbly Teeth – The Perfect Trio?- Saturday, September 26, 2015

I don’t know about you, but whenever I had a wobbly tooth as a child and relentlessly fiddled with it, my parents always threatened that they would tie a piece of string around it and slam the door, in an attempt to drag out my increasingly wobbly tooth.  This idea is thought to have originated from the Victorian era but has lasted a great deal longer than many of their traditions.  It is, however, perhaps a strange topic to write about but relevant, I feel, as originally door handles and door knobs would have been used in this process.  But can you guess what they have been replaced with?

spying quadricopter - door handles, door knobsNo one is Droning on about Door Knobs or Door Handles

Last week, it became apparent that door knobs and door handles had a new rival, when it went viral that multiple children were asking their parents to pull out their wobbly teeth by using…drones!  A drone is small, radio controlled, helicopter like device with an inbuilt camera (often multiple) which are designed to be controlled from a smartphone or tablet.

The Victorian Door Knob Method

Malcolm Swan, for example, used a quadcopter drone, in order to remove his son, Adams loose tooth.  Together, this was done by attaching dental floss tightly to the tooth in question and initiating the drone to fly.  If the reaction of Adam in the illustrative video is anything to go by, it does not seem to be a traumatic or painful experience but one of ease, excitement and great success.  However, there are many stories that involve drones and child tooth extraction which are nowhere near as successful or as pain free, so as much as we are pleased that Adam had a lucky escape, perhaps we should all stick to using the old fashioned, tried and tested Victorian method, which never fails – door handles and door knobs!

Door Knobs and Door Handles from Handsome Handles

Would you rather stick to the old fashioned method of using door knobs and door handles?  But want a modern and elegant twist?  Then why not contact us at Handsome Handles.  Whether you need kitchen cabinet knobs, internal door handles or external door handles such as PVC door fittings, suited to your home or your work place, we can work with you to find exactly what you are looking for.  Here at Handsome Handles we provide beautiful, contemporary door knobs, door handles and door knockers.  We offer the best and most handsome handles exclusively for you, offering our friendly and professional service to all of England and Scotland from our South Yorkshire base.  So if you can’t wait to get your teeth stuck in to choosing yourself some new door knobs or door handles, get in touch with Handsome Handles on 07961 832 812 or alternatively you can email us at info@handsomehandles.co.uk or check out our website by clicking here to see what we have in store for you.

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Could Door Knobs Be the Key to the Safety of Dementia and Alzheimer Sufferers?- Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Studies have now found that six in 10 people who suffer with dementia often ‘wander’ off and become lost.  It is not the act of ‘wandering’ off that is usually the problem, it is returning.  A person suffering with Alzheimers may not be able to recall the correct information as to what their name is, their own address and they can often become disorientated, even if they are in a familiar place.   On average, sufferers are able to ‘wander’ 1.5 miles away from the place they were last seen before they are found.  ‘Wandering’ has nothing to do with the level of care structured by the caregiver, but can in fact happen even in the most Dementia or Alzheimer friendly places and with the most diligent of caregivers present. 

‘Wandering’ Preventing Door Knobs

Interestingly though, it has been suggested that door knobs could be key to this.  Obviously, it is not recommended that a person suffering from Dementia or Alzheimers is ever ‘locked’ in a room, but certain door knobs seem to be positive attributes to their safety and the safety of others around them, as well as reducing the stress levels of carers when patients go ‘wandering’ because they reduce the number of occasions that this happens.  Camouflaged door knobs have been recently been trialled.  This is where door handles are painted the same colour as the door or the walls in the room in order for them to not be so prominent and become camouflaged and therefore harder for the escapee to escape.  However, this is not unsafe if there was to be an emergency, as the handle is still prominent from the outside of the door, so access can be permitted easily by the carer or emergency services if needed. Alternatively, child-proof door knobs can be used for sufferers’ safety.  Another idea is to use a door knob which is connected to a device which lets off a signal when a door or window is opened.  This, for example, could be a bell, which can be placed over said door or window so that the carer is made aware if the patient has opened either of these escape route methods.

Door Knobs For You From Handsome Handles

Finding the correct door knobs for your home is clearly extremely important.  If this article has made you think about changing the door knobs and door handles in your home, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  Here at Handsome Handles, we will be happy to help you find the appropriate door knobs and door handles to fit perfectly in to your home.  So, contact us at Handsome Handles on 07961 832 812 or alternatively you can email us at info@handsomehandles.co.uk

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