So, you've decided to employ the services of an interior designer to help with that room revamp project or house refurbishment. You've sat down and talked about preferences in terms of colour, style, theme, likes and dislikes, and your designer comes back with some suggestions and ideas for you, shopping lists and so on. They've covered paint colours, flooring, window dressing and maybe even lighting too, but what have they said about your doors?
Given that in most cases a door is the first impression we get of a room, and knowing that first impressions count, surely it would make sense to invest a little bit of time and effort into making sure that everything about that door is positive. Whatever the door is made from, a good finish on the surface and some good quality door furniture will allow it to provide a great impression and invitation into the room beyond it. So why do doors get so little mention by interior designers?
I've been having a good look through a number of interior designer blogs and portfolios over the last few day, and what has struck me across all of them apart from one is that there's no mention of door handles, door furniture or anything particularly door related, at least not that I could find! This got me wondering why, and so with a bit more digging around I came up with some ideas that might answer that question.
It's fair to say that these days there's plenty of choice of styles, designs and finishes on door handles. From handles on a backplate, to those that 'float' on a rosette, or door knobs to door pulls, whatever type of door you need a handle for, there will be a range of options for you. One article I came across suggested that many designers, and even architects, shy away from getting involved in the detail of door furniture as it can seem to be overly complicated, particularly when consideration of the 'internal' workings also need to be factored in - you know things like the latch or lock, what size that is and how that measures up to the door handle and so on. This is where we come in!
Thanks to the broad range of our product catalogue, we are able to advise on and supply everything you need for your door from the hinges, to the lock or latch, to the handle. For a good number of the items we have, we are able to supply diagrams with measurement details, making it easy for you, your designer or even your builder to determine what needs to go where. We're also here to help answer any questions that you may have about what the best type of lock, latch and handle are for the purpose you intend.
Take your pick from a wide range of styles and designs.
Whether your design scheme is favouring a modern look, or delivering a retro theme, the finishing touches are the ones that will make it. As such, things like the door handles will in reality make a significant difference to the final outcome of the design - for example if you've got a minimal design scheme, with chrome or stainless steel accents, a brass Georgian door handle is going to stand out a mile as not fitting into that. Far better to replace it with a chrome or stainless steel handle, probably on a rosette and pair it with appropriate escutcheons if needed.
Our current range of door handles has everything from traditional brass styles to modern chrome, steel, glass and leather finishes. Whatever design scheme you're working up, whether it's a one off for one room, or a complete home or office plan, we can help source the right finishing touches for you (and the bits to go inside the door too!)
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