What to look for when adding new door knobs in your hom
One of the first things that sets an impression on anyone who is coming to your home is your front door. What this looks like, how it is functions, and the overall presence that it conveys will set the stage for what guests think of you and your family. If you take a brief moment and think about what your front door says about you and your family what would that be? What does it say about the way you live your life and conduct yourselves? Does it say what you want it to and what you feel it should, or should you take steps to change it and make it more match what you are trying to say?
If this I what you are desiring then one of the most important places to start are the door knobs. You want this to not just match with the style of the door itself, but also the rest of your house and the image you are trying to get across. You also will want to make sure that the door knobs you are using are capable of keeping you safe from harm as well by being strong and sturdy.
When you are beginning the process of replacing door knobs it is incredibly important that you know exactly what your particular door will need regarding hardware. There are many different factors to consider and various measurements you want to keep in mind. For example, what is the backset on your door, and the size of the bore hole? What size is the cross bore hole, and the overall thickness of your door?
The backset is the distance from the edge of the door and the hole that the door knob will be placed. The large hole is the bore hole, and the one that goes to the side is the cross bore, which is where the latch for the door is inserted.
There are a vast number of manufacturers who offer door knobs that are mostly adjustable, but there are some that are not. In addition to there being a variety of handles to choose from, there are also a number of doors that all have a varying degree of thickness. With this in mind you will need to make sure that you measure the space that you are adding the door knobs to and then the handle you are interested in purchasing.
If you are looking to craft a more elegant first impression then adding door knobs that are more in the style of a handset can be a classy and powerful way to grab someone’s attention. The important thing is that you get as much information about the door and the area that you will be working on. Addressing any size concerns long before they become a problem can save you a lot of headache.