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Universal Designed Door Handles

Have you ever heard of the term “universal design”?  We had, but we can’t say we had ever given it a great deal of thought until now.   In reference to interior design, the term “universal design” is how a home is made user friendly for all of the different abilities and ages that enter it.  Whether you are planning on growing old in style in your home which is a very popular option now or if you just want to make your home a safe, easy to use and stylish space for family and friends, no matter what their age then “universal design” is the perfect solution and has been classed as a “hot trend” for houses containing adults, children, siblings, parents and grandparents…so, in short, everyone!

The Home of the Door Handle

There are multiple elements of “universal design” multigen homes which are worth speaking about but we are going to focus on one today…Door handles.

The door handles used in a home are more important than you may think and can be more difficult to use for children and for the elderly than first imaged, too.  But the right door handles can change the way you and your family live and can also be a strong selling point for potential buyers, as well.  Door handles are easier to use than door knobs for all of us.  Door knobs require a certain amount of strength to grip them and the ability to twist them.  This can be difficult for people with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or a person of any age with a hand or wrist injury.  Door knobs can also be difficult for children, too, who often do not have the correct size hands to clasp door knobs so need to use both hands to do so.  They are impossible to open if you have your hands full, so if you are a mum carrying a child for example, you would need to deposit your baby before opening the door.  Also, if you have anything on your hands, sticky or wet, a door knob becomes impossible to twist and open.  Really what we are saying is, there are lots of pros to having door handles in your home – they are useful, safe and well designed and can really make your house a wonderful home.

Where can I get well designed Door Handles?

If this article has made you think about new door handles or changing door knobs for door handles in your home today, then why not contact Handsome Handles.  We are a professional and friendly team, located in Derbyshire, who can help you find the perfect finish for both your home and your work place. Call us today on 01246 852 770 or visit our website by clicking here to see exactly what Handsome Handles can offer you.

Admiral Nelsons’ Door Knobs




This month, we were very interested to hear about what is thought to be Admiral Nelson’s door knobs when the Antiques Roadshow went to film at Plymouth’s Royal William Yard.  Thought experts were somewhat dubious to believe that the door knobs had belonged to Nelson, they had been kept along with a number of other nautical objects which were believed to have been his. 

Fiona Bruce, the presenter of the Antiques Roadshow, clearly found the question of the authenticity of the objects intriguing.  The expert looking specifically at the door knobs on the programme, was military expert, Graham Lay.  He did however have doubts that the alleged doorknob duo had been in Admiral Lord Nelsons possession at the time of the Battle of Trafalgar.  Despite this disappointing result, they were extremely interesting, beautiful and plus it was a wonderful story – even if it wasn’t all true!

Door Knobs and Door Handles

What type of property do you live in?  Modern, 70s, Victorian?  Door knobs, door handles and door knockers are the finishing touches to any room, but they need to be the right style for your property to create the ultimate finish.  The key factor for us, here at Handsome Handles, to provide you with satisfaction, is the wide range we offer, both in style and material.  We stock everything from ornate polished brass door knobs, chrome designed door knobs and sleek satin door knobs – or selection is vast.

Door Knobs from Handsome Handles

Has reading this article made you think about getting new door knobs or door handles for your home or work place?  Perhaps you had already been thinking about door knobs and door handles but hadn’t yet made a decision.  What are you wanting glitzy and modern or traditional and elegant?  Whatever you decide, we are sure that we can provide you with exactly what you are looking for here at Handsome Handles.  We offer the best and most handsome of handles exclusively for you, at the most competitive of prices with the friendliest and most professional of services provided.  We provide door handles, door knobs and door knockers to the whole of England and Scotland from our base in South Yorkshire.

Contact Handsome Handles Today

If you would like to find out more about door knobs, door handles or door knockers then why not get in contact with Handsome Handles today.  Our professional and friendly team of staff would love to help you find the perfect finish for your home or work place.  So give us a call today on 01246 852 770 or you can visit our website directly by clicking here so that you can view our selection of Handsome Handles with your very own eyes.


Get a Handle on Your Pets

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!

Handsome Handles Can Handle Anything

Handsome Handles are a South Yorkshire based company, providing exquisite contemporary door handles, door knockers and door knobs for your home.  We carefully select the best and most Handsome Handles especially for you, delivering to the whole of England and Scotland.  We are stockists of M Marcus, Carlisle Brass and Chase Atlantic which are all on show on our website for you to see today.

Contact Us at Handsome Handles Today

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 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.

Make an Affordable Home Design Statement with Bold Door Knockers

cast iron door knockerPeople like to stand out from the crowd. It’s something that is particularly relevant for those who are looking to improve the overall design make-up of their home. Often though, it can be difficult to understand how this can be achieved in a cost-effective manner.

Door knockers are a fantastic way to make a bold design statement at your home - without the need to fork out hundreds of pounds. Our varying range of products presents customers with an enjoyable decision to make, allowing them plenty of scope to match their home design scheme with one of our many products.

Sprinkling of Luxury Design with our Door Knockers

All of the door knockers that we have on offer here at Handsome Handles allow our customers to add that special touch to their home - in an affordable way. We stock everything from the unusual to the pristine – providing you with the freedom of choice to make changes to your home in the way that is best suited to your individual tastes.

There is limitless potential, with our extensive product ranges catering to many different tastes. We understand that every perspective on design is different; and that everyone – particularly those looking to stand out – need choice of product to make an informed and highly satisfactory decision.

Variety is Our Specialty

You can impress visitors with one of our lion head door knockers – based around a popular English national symbol. Alternatively, why not create a more medieval feel at your home with one of our products from the black iron range. The dark casting resonates with themes from historical home design and could really help to ensure your home stands out to visitors.

Or maybe you want your home to stand out in a more subtle way? We can meet demand there too - with products such as our polished brass postal door knockers. Similarly, our Wealden door knocker from Carlisle Brass and Ludlow Foundries might be equally as perfect – it all depends on how you wish to make a statement.

Contact Handsome Handles for Door Knockers Today

You can be sure of obtaining only the highest quality of door knockers from our team here at Handsome Handles. Through calling us via 07961832812 – or getting in touch via our contact page – you can speak to one of our dedicated team and find out plenty more about our products. You’ll be amazed at the potential for positive change at your home.