Door Handles. Sunday , September 23rd , 2018 - 04:33:30 AM
When you consider that some 120 million doorways exist in the United States alone and another two million are installed each year, you can only imagine the vast number of door knobs. Going back in history, doors were initially made from textiles and animal hides. However, during the ancient Mesopotamia and Egyptian era, wooden doors were developed. Soon, materials for making doors expanded to include stone, glass, metal, and even paper. Doors throughout history have also changed regarding functionality. For instance, we still find doors of all types, those that roll, slide, swing, and fold. Of course, for doors to function, hardware is required to include door handles. Just as with doors, handles have a long history although these were first manufactured during the mid-19th century in America. The first handle was shaped like an egg and today, they are still found in many homes, especially older homes. Interestingly, because of the way this type of door handle is grasped, it has proved to be the easiest to open.
The style of the door is very important and most handles are made to fit a particular door style. A good strategy is to choose a handle that complements the style of the door, so that it stands out not diminishing the style of the door too. For example, slick doors do not go with antique door handles. If the door is not at a very common place at home or not to be used a lot, simple handles are good options. Types of handles also depend on the area of residence. For example homes based near the ocean tend to get rust on everything specially the doors and the door handles, stainless steel handles are made for such houses.
In order to find the right handles for your door, you will need to know the size of the door, the size of the fittings, including where they go into the door, and the particular style of door handles that you would like. These can range from the traditional lever style to round handles which can be turned gently in the hand. An example of a good brand might be the Dorspec range, featuring several different styles of lever door handles. These have good mechanisms and a nicely contoured handle which fits neatly into the palm
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