Blog posts of '2014' 'July'

Choosing the Best Material for Your Door Knobs and Internal Door Handles

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 –; 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.

Why Chrome Door Handles Can Be Beneficial for Your Home

When it comes to home improvements, it is about making the choices that best allow you to enhance your home. Understanding how to successfully integrate styles of interior design is a skill, and it pays to research this properly.

Particularly for modern homes; chrome door handles can help you to achieve that perfect finishing touch; that can really make your home stand out as a beacon of design excellence. Whether on rose or backplate; Handsome Handles stock an entirety of products that will ensure you are able to find the right product for you.

Towards the latter end of the 1990’s; chrome door handles became a significant part of a shift towards more contemporary interior design. The cool, silver tones of the material resonate with modern ideas; and as a material for home products it provides a perfect platform to showcase cutting-edge design in your home.

Chrome Door Handles on Rose – and on Backplate

That is not to say that you cannot achieve striking contemporary tones with other materials. Polished brass is also now an extremely popular modern take on a more traditional material, which is often used within the design of new homes.

However, if it is chrome door handles that you have your heart set on, there are a few more aspects that you should look to further consider. On-rose designs are perhaps the most commonly chosen style of chrome door handles for contemporary homes. They enable home designers to further a sense of sleekness, and can be found in square, oval and even hexagonal form.

On-backplate designs are also popular, and whilst they may be more often used within traditional home design; they are just as valid for those looking to showcase a more contemporary style. Whichever design you go for with your chrome door handles, there is always a way to make it best work for you and your home.

Choose Handsome Handles and Care for Your Products

Whichever products you end up choosing to go for, you can be sure that Handsome Handles will deliver only the highest standard of products and customer service. Our wide range of stock, knowledge about our products and passion for what we do are all key factors to ensuring that we are confident of becoming your go-to supplier in the long term.

You can find plenty of information for how to care for your products after purchase on our website – including the importance of lightly dusting polished chrome with a non-abrasive cloth. To get in touch with us, why not visit our contact page or, alternatively; you can reach us on 07961832812.