When it comes to presenting your home beautifully, it’s often the small details that can make the biggest difference.
Swapping ordinary things like standard light fittings, white plastic switch plates and plug sockets and basic interior door hardware can result in a massive improvement to the look and feel of your home. When you choose the most stylish options, that complement the age and design of your home, your interiors will be elevated to another level.
Door handles in particular are things we use and see every single day; so it makes sense to swap any old, dated or cheap handles for better quality, more stylish versions to ensure your home looks super smart! Opting for a ‘Lever on Rose’ handle design means that the horizontal lever is mounted on top of a circular plate (or ‘rose’) which has a screw-on or push-on cover to conceal the installed screws. This ultimately gives a spotless finish and spoil-free appearance to your interior doors.
At Hiatt Hardware, there is a great range of stylish door handles to choose from that are also excellent value for money, with pairs of lever on rose door handles starting at just £7.99. So if you’re looking to upgrade your doors by replacing or adding new handles, check out some of the designs on offer to best suit the style of your property:
When it comes to modern city living, where space is often at a premium, it makes sense to opt for a clean, minimal interior style. But that doesn’t mean things have to be totally plain and bland – which is why I think the Marcella handles would be a really good choice. With their stylish dual tone finish, they would be ideal for city centre apartments and townhouses, giving a sleek and understated look to your doors.
Victorian and Edwardian houses tended to have more elaborately designed doors and hardware. Originally they may have had door knobs or handles with a back plate, but if you wanted a more modern look that gives a subtle nod to the past, choose something like the Jasper Lever On Rose Door Handle which has an elegant, gently curving handle.
There was a lot of house building taking place in the 1930s, 40s and 50s and those of us with properties from this era may still have some original art deco or mid-century features, mixed in with many more 21st century elements. Choosing something like the Thor Lever on Rose Door Handle in Polished Chrome is a great idea. Chrome was a really popular design element when these properties were built and I think the twist in the design has a certain aesthetic that suits the period very well. It would sit perfectly on original or reproduction doors.
Characterful properties such as cottages and farmhouses would often have had chunky original door handles. They may well have been black, made from iron and set on rustic wooden doors. They were functional, but with a little design flair, such as a gentle scroll. Therefore the Berkeley sprung lever, with its delightful dual tone finish, could be the ideal choice for a character cottage these days, giving a slight nod to the past with a modern twist.
So as you can see, when it comes to your home’s finishing touches there’s a lot to consider – but by taking time to think about the finer details, you’ll add so much more to the overall appeal and character of the property.
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