Blog posts of '2014' 'May'

Matching the Right Door Knobs and Door Knockers to Your Home

door knobs from Handsome Handles UKThe small impressions count. It is easy to underestimate the minor details that go towards achieving fulfillment through your ideal home designs; but in reality they can be the aspects that stand out the most. Door knobs and door knockers are often the parts of your home that provide the best platform to strike an initial impression with visitors - before anything else does. With that considered; it makes the hunt for these products become of a much higher significance.

With an extensive range of door knobs and knockers out there on offer to customers; it is worth investing your time to ensure that you choose the ones which are best suited to you. The material of the door knobs or door knockers that you choose perhaps gives you the greatest scope to impress; with varying choices allowing you to showcase contemporary and traditional twists on your home. The finish of the material is also important, as it can ensure the quality of your knobs and knockers is long-lasting.

Contemporary Door Knobs, Traditional Door Knockers and Everything In Between

door knockers from Handsome Handles UK

Whether you have a historically-tinged traditional home, a strikingly-contemporary one or a house that magnificently blends the two styles – there are always door knobs and door knockers that you can find to match.

For traditional homes; you may want to explore the implementation of a product made from antique brass or black iron. These materials resonate with traditional home design and are perfect for giving visitors a striking indication of what awaits them within your home. That style of enticement for potential visitors can also be utilized for modern homes; through contemporary knobs and knockers. Polished chrome and satin chrome designs are both excellently suited to help you achieve this – enabling the further the introduction of a slickly-stylized tone within your home.

Let Handsome Handles Become Your Go-to Door Handle Supplier

With so many of these products available at Handsome Handles; you can always trust that we are the best supplier of an array of door handles, knobs and knockers. We are vastly experienced in delivering only the highest quality of products; and are confident that within our extensive ranges you will find the products best suited to you.

We stock everything from the unique to the unusual; and even if there is a time where you may be after something you can’t find with us, we can often source it for you. To get in touch with us you can visit our contact page; or, alternatively you can reach us on 07961832812.

How Brass Door Handles Can Transform Your Home

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. 

Canadian City of Vancouver Bans the Door Knob in Favour of Door Handles

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.