Interior Doors are an integral part of any interior design and doing something as simple as changing the door hardware. New hardware in a new finish can dress up a door, change the look and feel of a room, and make a homeowner feel great about their space.
Basic Hardware Styles
There are basically two door hardware styles used today: lever and knob. Each individual style has benefits.
Lever knobs have become increasingly popular for interior design because of their beauty and ease of use. Ergonomic designers suggest the use of lever knobs for handicap accessible homes. The levers are easy to work even for those with limited limb use and mobility.
There are lever handle designs available to fit any design style: modern, traditional, industrial, etc. No matter what style you want for your space.
Traditional door “knobs” have been in use for hundreds of years. They are as commonplace in our lives as windows and doors themselves. Because of that commonality they can be easy to overlook. But, with the new styles that are available and the beautiful finishes that can be chosen, even such a simple addition to a room can have a big impact.
Chrome, Stainless Steel, and Bronze are the current trends in door hardware finishes. But door hardware has always changed with decorating trends and has always been an easy way to change the look and feel of a room or a piece of furniture. Here are some benefits from the trending styles today.
Chrome is the classic finish for an elegant, clean, and very tailored look. The look and feel of polished chrome has been popular for generations and has the benefit of never going out of style. Chrome creates a “clean” look regardless of the hardware style. With its excellent corrosion resistance and easy clean surface, it is a top choice for a reason.
2. Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is the epitome of modern design and door hardware is no exception. Stainless steel is also corrosion resistant, making it an excellent finish for something as much used as a door handle. It also has the benefit of being just a little bit “warmer” than chrome, making it a perfect finish for a room that needs a subdued feel rather than a flashy one.
For a few years bronze was the biggest design trend on the market, with good reason. The warm, beautiful finish is perfect for the many homes that are going for warm, well-established interiors. It has the benefit of looking as if it has age and classic elegance.