Cupboard door handles are amongst the essential features of every home and office. Obviously, they have a practical use – opening the door. However, they can also do a great deal when it comes to giving a room a particular style or feel. Whether it is the bedroom, living room, kitchen, or dining room, attractive handles on the doors can really bring the look of the room together.
Since door handles can be used as a simple fashion statement in a room, they are now being used to add a tiny bit of glitz or glamour to an otherwise boring room.
External & Internal Door Handles
In general, there are usually two types of handles for doors, an external or outdoor handle, and an interior or indoor handle. Exterior door handles are used for the main entrances of a home, for example, the front and back doors, or a side/service entrance. Interior door handles are used on doors inside the home, such as between rooms, on cabinets, or in the bathroom. One of the most popular styles of exterior door handles is the lever-type handle. Here are a few of the popular styles of door handles for the home or office.
- Contemporary style knobs and handles.
- Glass knobs and door handles
- Stainless steel handles (T-Bar)
- PVC door handles with a plate
- Classic door handles in rose.
- Victorian style lever door handles on rose
- PVS door knobs and handles.
- Antique black door knobs
- Center door knobs
- Traditional mortise and rim door knobs
Traditional and Contemporary Door Handles
Many people with a more modern taste in style choose to decorate their cabinets and doors using a contemporary door handle such as those with straight lines or a chrome finish. On the other hand, other people prefer a more traditional look, and they would enjoy a door knob or handle featuring an antique brass finish or decorative back plate.
Fancy Door Knobs And Handles
For children’s rooms, you can find cheerful cartoon characters adorning the backplate of the door knob. Pink is great for a girl’s room, while most kitchens would look appealing with cabinet handles featuring fruits or vegetables.
Door Handles For The Kitchen
A stylish kitchen will have plenty of cabinets for storage with sliding trays and dividers to keep things organised. These can be enhanced with a beautiful decorative door handle. Consider a hammered knob or backplate or Shell handle, cage handle, hammered bow handle, or Twister T-handle.
Materials Used For Door Handles
You can find door knobs and handles made from many different materials. These can include brass, sheet metal, wood, and aluminium alloys. A door handle that is made with cast brass can be finished in copper, nickel or chrome, satin paint, or antiqued. Sheet aluminium handles can be found with finishes that are matte, natural, satin bright, or dyed.
Handles made from the metal sheet can be oxidised, black, or have a stove enamelled finish. Wooden handles can be found in lever-latch types featuring ornate and intricate carvings on the base plate. However, many people prefer door handles and knobs made from metal or brass as they last a long time and are a great permanent solution.
The colour and style of the handle should always match that of the interior design.
When choosing the design and colour of your new door handle, it is important to ensure that it goes well with the overall style of the home or office it will be used in. A good idea is to match the style and finish to other features of the room. Some common finishes that are popular include brushed nickel, satin chrome, polished chrome, polished brass, Florentine bronze, stainless brass, and stainless steel.
The colour, pattern and style of your door knob should coordinate well with any existing latches, fixtures, spy holes, fittings, or locks already present on the door or surrounding area.