Before you buy a door knob for your home, you need to note a number of things in order to get the most suitable. Functionality is one important factor. Different doors have different functions and will need a suitable type of knob. To understand this you need to understand the different types of doorknobs commonly found in shops.
There are 4 common types of doorknobs that can readily be found in the market. There is the entrance, privacy, dummy and passage knobs, which have different functions. The entrance door knobs are used for exterior doors and therefore can be locked with a key. Some entrance doors have only one keyed side, meaning the can only be closed from outside. These knobs are suitable for the office but definitely not for the home. For the home you need one that can be closed from both inside and outside. Privacy models are suitable for places where higher levels of privacy are required such as the bedroom and the bathroom. These knobs do not have keyed cylinders. Installing privacy knobs is a little bit more complicated, due to its special design.
The other two common types of knobs are passage and dummy knobs. Passage knobs are used for doors that do not need a key, such as the door to the hallway. The dummy knob is made for dummy doors, where an actual knob mechanism is unnecessary but you want to add a knob for other reasons.
These doorknobs are also made from various materials. The most common materials are; brass, bronze, aluminum, chrome and steel. When selecting the material to use you need to decide the design you want for your house. All these knobs will give a different aesthetic feel to your home. Bronze and brass knobs are best suited for antique and old house style design. You can go ahead and buy a polished brass knob which has a more sophisticated look that fits this kind of design perfectly. Brass is also quite cost effective and may prove to be a bargain depending on the type of brass knob you choose to buy.
For a more modern and sophisticated look, chrome and steel knobs are the best option. These knobs are best suited for a home that has been furnished with a modern design. These types of knobs are also suitable for the office.
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The aesthetic feel of the house is an important consideration when looking for a model for your door. When buying a number of knobs for the doors in your house. Since you have to match them, you will need to be careful not to run short of similar knobs. If you don’t find the right number of the kind of knob you want then you can opt o choose different kinds of knobs, instead of buying knobs that do not match. There are many sops online where you can order any type of knob you want, there you can make sre you have th right number before they are delivered and installed.