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Vitalize Your Bathroom with New Door Handles or Door Knobs- Friday, September 12, 2014

Adding that little touch of class to your home is always extremely satisfying. For people who are upgrading existing rooms – or building new ones – our door handles and door knobs can be the perfect fit. Our many years of combined experience have helped us to build up an extensive product range; and we’re proud of the choice that we’re able to offer.

Made from a mixture of both contemporary and traditional materials; our range of products at Handsome Handles are suitable for matching an entirety of varying home decor styles. Different rooms are likely to require different design touches; and we can help you find the merchandise that will be best suited to each room in your home.

Grand Schemes or Cost-Effective Solutions

Taking the bathroom as a case study; we’re well placed to offer advice to help you visualize our commodities in situ. For a successful bathroom upgrade, you’ll first need to recognize the other materials that are in play within the room. If you’re starting from scratch, this won’t be a problem as you can decide on all your materials for your new bathroom before you’ve begun.

For minor alterations to an existing room however, there’s always more to consider; but sometimes smaller upgrades may be more suited - they are more cost-effective to introduce than an entirely new room. Whether you’re adding smaller touches to an existing room or starting one from scratch; our products are perfect for either.

Contemporary Bathroom with Satin Chrome Door Handles

For contemporary bathrooms with subtle wood-effect tiling and acrylic cabinets, any one of our satin chrome internal door handles or external door handles would be perfect to match. The classy silver appearance would stand out as a classy modern feature; whilst slickly complimenting the smooth acrylic.

Traditional Bathroom with Barley Twist Door Handles

barley twist door handlesIn complete contrast, many other people like to keep their home feeling more traditional. For those sorts of historical bathroom schemes, our Barley Twist door handles could be an excellent match. The black antique iron resonates with grand Victorian design; whilst the product comes in a bathroom version.

You can find out more about many of our other door handles and door knobs that we stock by visiting www.handsomehandles.co.uk. You’ll be able to see more detail on the products mentioned here; whilst you may be inspired to make home design decisions of your own.

 If you’d like to speak to a member of our dedicated team instead, you can give us a call on 07961832812; where someone from Handsome Handles will only be too happy to help resolve any enquiries that you may have.

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Choosing the Best Material for Your Door Knobs and Internal Door Handles- Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ashcombe square door knob in pewterYou’ve made the decision to upgrade the internal door handles and door knobs within your home – but what are the best materials to choose for those new additions? Here at Handsome Handles, we can help customers make those decisions; and we’re great at providing advice on how to choose the most suitable products when it comes to home improvements.

When upgrading the overall design make-up of your home, it is vital that any new additions fit seamlessly within. Whether you’re incorporating new door knobs or door handles; it is the choice of material that will ultimately be the most important contributing factor to achieving success.

Internal Door Handles and Door Knobs in Fantastic Ranges

At Handsome Handles we stock an entirety of internal door handles and door knobs made from a vast range of materials - ensuring that there will always be a fantastic product for you. First though, you need to narrow down your search based on the design scheme of your home. With products made from materials including brass, chrome, satin nickel, iron, bronze; we make this easy.

To decide on the right material for your new door handles and door knobs it is beneficial to understand the effect each material can give. For example, with contemporary home designs, polished brass mixes particularly well with wooden doors made from beech or pine. Polished chrome is also extremely popular for the more modern side of home design.

Florentine Bronze and Black Iron Door Handles

Not everyone is looking to renovate their home with contemporary ideas though; and for those people we have equally as much choice. On the traditional side of the scale; both Florentine bronze and black iron are excellent choices to help you express a passion within your home for previous historical highlights from design history.

The latter is something that is particularly popular within our Tudor collection; which is a durable malleable iron range hand made using traditional casting methods. The black iron products within this collection are perfect for restoration projects and traditional home renovation schemes looking to take inspiration from historical home design.

Quality From Handsome Handles

Whichever products you set your sights on; you can be sure to receive only the highest quality of door handles and door knobs from Handsome Handles. We are vastly experienced in offering the widest range of choice; with excellent standards of customer service. We’re passionate about what we do; and that is one of the key reasons we continue to be an industry leader.

You can find much more information about our products via our website – www.handsomehandles.co.uk; including information on how to best care for your products once they’re installed within your home. Alternatively, why not give us a call? You can reach us on 07961832812.

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How Brass Door Handles Can Transform Your Home- Thursday, May 22, 2014

Carlisle brass door handlesWhen it comes to home improvements; it’s always nice to be able to incorporate affordable, luxury features. It is often the small aspects of home design that people notice the most; and they provide a great platform from which to impress visitors. At Handsome Handles, we provide products that give you the perfect opportunity to achieve that great impression.

Our extensive range of door handles give customers a vast range of choice with regards to shape, size and material – with brass door handles a particularly popular choice for many homes. We stock a range of brass handles from recognized manufacturers – including Carlisle Brass handles. The style of the handle you choose is exclusively up to you; it simply depends on whether you want your home to emanate a more traditional or contemporary style.

Antique Brass or Polished Brass – The Choice is Yours

Antique brass door handles are often associated with more traditional homes; and are particularly popular for those wishing to develop more traditional designs. The distressed finishes are designed to portray an aged appearance from the date they’re installed; exhibiting colour variations between sets and delivering a nature of uniqueness to each antique brass product. The duller, weathered appearance of antique brass can perfectly complement woods such as oak; combining to leave a home resonating with tradition and class.

For those seeking to develop a more contemporary home; polished brass door handles would be more suitable. Polished brass has the benefit of being more resistant to tarnishing over time; due to protection of the material through the application of an advanced lacquer - ensuring long-lasting quality. It is essential polished brass is properly maintained; through the use of a cloth moistened with soapy water or with beeswax. Metal cleaner and aerosol sprays should always be avoided when caring for polished brass handles. To achieve a modern design feel; polished brass can be blended with beech or pine – beautifully complementing those woods and enhancing your home in the process.

Finding the Right Product for You

The range of choice we offer at Handsome Handles leaves us confident that you will find the right product for you. If you do ever find yourself looking for something not in our stock; we can often source the product you may be after. Put simply; we always go the extra mile for our customers. You can call us on 07961832812 to speak to one of our dedicated team; or alternatively, visit our contact page to get in touch. 

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Canadian City of Vancouver Bans the Door Knob in Favour of Door Handles- Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Door knobs banned in Vancouver in favour of door handlesYou could be forgiven for thinking that the title of this blog post is joke, but seriously, it’s real! As part of the new building code in Vancouver, Canada, traditional round door knobs have been banned in favour of flat lever door handles which are easier to grip. This style of door handle must be used in all new construction according to the new rules, including private residential housing, from March 2014. Apparently, it is part of an effort to ensure that Vancouver’s building code reflects principles of “universal design” – construction that accommodates people who may be impaired by injury or old age.

Art Deco Door Knobs Removed From Vancouver City Hall

According to local government, the new building code is an attempt to make accessibility easier for the elderly and disabled residents of the Canadian city. As well as the new door handle requirements, Vancouver has passed other building requirements such as wider door frames, levers on taps, and minimum height standards for plug sockets.

Although the new code only applies to new buildings, not existing ones, it has caused a bit of an uproar among people who don’t like the idea of the local government being able to dictate such minor details in their homes. People are also angry that all the Art Deco door knobs in Vancouver City Hall were removed and replaced with door handles with gold door levers.

‘Good Design’ of Door Handles

The city’s former chief building inspector, Will Johnston, told the Vancouver Sun: “Technology changes. Things change. We live with that. When I look at what we are proposing, it is simply good design. It allows for homes to be built that can be used more easily for everybody.”

Here at Handsome Handles, we are certainly relieved that door knobs haven’t been banned in the UK. We love door knobs, and are very proud of our extensive range or centre door knobs, cabinet knobs, and various other styles and variations on the classic. Although, we do love door handles just as much!

If you are searching for new door handles or door knobs for your home, we have an extensive range of internal door handles, external door handles and door knobs available. Whether you are looking for sleek modern design or something more traditional, call Handsome Handles on 07961 832812 or visit our contact page to get in touch.

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Transform Your Home with Beautiful Internal Door Handles and Door Knobs- Thursday, April 10, 2014

Amazon contemporary lever on rose door handleIf you are looking for an affordable way to update the interior of your home, there are many things that you can do to give your home a bit of a lift without spending a fortune. You may be inclined to give your living room or kitchen a coat of paint in a brighter colour for example, or maybe you would like to update key pieces of furniture with something new.

A great way to transform the interior of your home without having to spend a fortune is to remove your existing door handles or door knobs and replace them with something new. Finding door handles that look good and function well at the same time can require a fair amount of browsing, but with a little time and effort, you will be able to find the door handles that will suit your home.

Choosing the Material and Finish for Your Door Knobs

Glass faceted door knobDoor knobs come in all different shapes, sizes and materials, and knowing where to start can be daunting. There are many different materials to choose from, for example, brass, chrome, wood or iron. Before you make a decision you need to consider the look that you are going for in your home, and whether or not your door knobs and door handles compliment your colour scheme and the type of property you live in.

If you own a period home and plan to keep your decor as traditional as possible, you may wish to choose door handles or door knobs that are in keeping with the style of your house. For example, brass or porcelain door knobs were especially popular in the Victorian period, whereas Edwardian homes typically features wooden door handles.

If your home is more modern, however, you may choose a more contemporary style of door handle, perhaps in polished chrome or satin chrome. A modern home may be suited to door handles of muted colours in silver or chrome, with clean lines and a contemporary shape to compliment the decoration and interior of the property.

Sheffield Interior Door Handle Supplier

If you are looking to spruce up your home without spending a fortune on decorating and new furniture, new door handles or door knobs are a fantastic and affordable way to do so. Here at Handsome Handles, we have an extensive selection of internal door handles and door knobs and are sure to have a style that will suit your home, whatever look you are hoping to achieve.

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The Invention and History of Door Knobs- Friday, March 21, 2014

Old style door knob and knockerDoor knobs have a very interesting history.  Although it is difficult to provide an exact date of when door knobs first came into use, the first documentation of the invention of a door knob was in 1878.  The U.S. Patent Office received a submission made for improvements on a door-closing device by an African American inventor named Osbourn Dorsey. Door knobs and door handles are now a vital part of modern doors!

What Did People Use before Door Knobs and Door Handles Were Invented?

Before door knobs and door handles were invented, people often just used locks with keys, if they could afford to have a lock fitted. Alternatively, instead of locking a door, they would simply keep their valuables in boxes or chests that could be locked, and the key kept safe. For the wealthy, a servant called a Chamberlain would be trusted with the keys to the king’s locks, who would keep his treasures locked away in a bedroom.

Therefore, closing doors and keeping them secured didn’t actually require door knobs. The problem was that locks were very expensive, and poorer people just didn’t have the money to be able to afford them. That meant that they had to rely on simpler, cheaper ways to open and close doors. For this they came up with the latch-string. By using this method, which involved the use of a bar across the door, people inside were kept safe and so were their possessions.

So, instead of a door handle or door knob, they would make a small hole in the door and insert a leather thong or piece of string or cord and loop it around the bar. Pulling the cord enabled the bar to be raised, which meant that someone could enter. This latch-string method wasn’t really practical for interior doors of larger houses, however, as it took too long to undo and redo the latches as you walked through the house.

Internal Door Handles and External Door Handles in Modern Houses

Thankfully, door handles and door knobs are now widespread, both on interior and exterior doors. External door handles may be accompanied by a lock for safety and security, and interior door handles and door knobs may be left without for easy access throughout a building.

As experienced suppliers of contemporary door handles and exquisite door knobs in Sheffield, Handsome Handles have a wide range of door handles, door knobs and door knockers. For more information about our great range, or to make an enquiry, don’t hesitate to contact us on 07961 832812, or visit the contact page of our website to get in touch.

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