Door handles and door furniture for the main door of the house are now numerous both in design and application, and there is now a full range for every type of requirement. It is often forgotten that the first view of a property is the front door and it is worthwhile getting a good quality door and door furniture in order to present the property at its best. It is also is an area which expresses the vision of the residents of the property and often shows the likes and dislikes of the family members.
Businesses present their company in a way which firstly expresses their company in its best light and also gives a first glimpse of what the visitor should expect. Promptly this has led to a tremendous range of door furniture ready to meet almost any market requirement. Often the choice is so large that it can become confusing. The aim must be to find what suits not only your own preferences but will also fit the property and its neighbourhood. It is obviously no good putting stately home door handle fittings on a small house where it may look over indulgent and pretentious nor is it sensible to put small, plain furniture on a large dramatic door, there needs to be a marriage of the two designs.
So having established the need for a good set of handles and fittings, the next thing is to examine the range and type of fittings. The front door must fit in with the type of property and if it does not then it is worthwhile considering a new one that does fit the property. With the door handles and locks consider the security requirements; is there need or an advantage in fitting a multi lever deadlock or security bolts at the top and bottom?
Examine the range of door furniture available. There are excellent ranges of antique door handles that will fit an older property or a modern property with an old fashioned design say a Tudor or a Victorian design. Conversely there are great ranges of modern handles and fittings with quite some excellent ultra-modern designs, which will fit the latest house designs. Perhaps the biggest challenge is in the typical mid-range houses where a little careful thought will change the whole appearance of the house and make it stand out from the rest, without doing so by choosing an inappropriate looking door handle.