Buying door knobs is more complicated than it seems. After all, they don't just keep your home safe and secure your privacy; they can also enhance the décor of the room where they'll be installed. So before you proceed on buying a few, better check out the guide below.
Inspect the overall theme of the place where you'll install the doorknobs. You also need to think about the design of the individual rooms, as well as the door's design. Generally, we offer three finishes: antique brass, brass gold or stainless.Consider the Security
Not all door knobs are created equal security-wise, so it’s best to consider the types of locks and deadbolts available. First, we have mortise locksets which are heavy duty and can endure high-use environments better. Meanwhile, cylindrical locks are easier to install, are most affordable. Next, owners may opt to add another level of security - which are the deadbolts. We must note that double-cylinder deadbolts are more secure compared to its single-cylinder counterpart. The former needs a key on both sides of the door to lock or unlock. This makes it harder for intruders to forcibly open your home’s door.
Consider the room’s function before you buy door knobs. We have entrance knobs with keys. This is the most basic kind that are used for bedrooms. We also have privacy knobs, which are keyless but lockable from the inside, and are suitable for bathrooms.Know Your Budget
Decide on how much money you're willing to spend on it. With that in mind, you also need to consider how often you'll use that particular lock. Locks generally have a 200,000 turn cycle. A more durable one can go up to 400,000 turn cycle.The Takeaway
Finding the perfect doorknob for your home will be easier if you have a clear idea of what you're looking for. By following the guide above, you'll be able to find the best knobs, deadbolts, and levers for your doors.