DOOR KNOBS & HANDLES
Our collection of door knobs is full of traditional and contemporary door furniture in a range of stylish materials. Browse our nickel or brass door knobs for the perfect finishing touch to your period home, or choose from our collection of wooden door knobs, ceramic, forged and beehive door knobs for an elegant, stylish design.
Door knobs are not always the first piece of decor that comes to your mind, but they can greatly impact the look and feel of your home. Various styles can match or accent your interior in a range of ways that can help you create the exact appearance you want. By paying attention to the details, you’ll be sure to create a stunning interior design for your home.
Our door knobs are built using a wide range of materials, including brass, nickel, forged metal, wood, glass, and ceramic materials. Depending on what you want, they can suit different styles and allow you to create a specific look or match the appearance of your home. Door knobs can be great ways of highlighting or accenting a period-specific home, bringing out a certain decade, era, or region.
If you want a different design than a door knob and would prefer a lever handle, there are a range of different materials and styles to choose from. We carry brass, nickel, and forged metal, including pewter and aged brass or nickel. They also come in a variety of styles to suit the door and room you want. They can even highlight and bring certain characteristics of your home.
Door knobs have been used for decorative purpose for centuries, expanding on the types of materials used and the range of styles possible. Certain types were originally limited to certain regions of production; ceramic, for example, was originally produced and exported from either France or England.
Although there are thousands of different door knob styles, they are generally grouped into 15 main categories, based on the shape, material, and design patterns used for vintage and antique door knobs.
Locking Door Knobs
Many door knobs come with locking mechanisms. You’ll want these on bathrooms for sure, but you can use them on various rooms in your home including bedrooms, the den, or a storage room. Having one on your bedroom can be beneficial if you are living with a roommate in order to ensure the security of your belongings and possessions.
How Door Knobs Are Made
When purchasing door knobs, you’ll want to know that different types are made differently, which can impact the quality and look of your door knob.
Casting is a process which involves pouring molten metal into a pre-made mold. By using different molds, various styles, shapes, and sizes can be made, offering a diverse range of products to consumers.
Forging is a process in which metal is heated and forced into shaped dies under intense pressure. Forging creates a product of superior strength, toughness, reliability, offering a product that is 250% stronger than using casting. It can also be relatively inexpensive, offering some of the best results. Because of the strength you get, this is one of the most commonly used processes.
Choosing Your Door Knobs
Although door knobs are often overlooked when we think about designing our homes and adding to the decor, people notice them and they can greatly enhance the appearance and charm of your property. It’s something that not only you - but your guests - will enjoy and appreciate on a regular basis.
With all of the potential designs, styles, and patterns available, you’ll have no problem finding a door knob that suits your needs. When buying, consider the decor just as much as the functionality in order to make sure you get the best door knobs for your home.