Like any other piece of furniture in your home, your door needs to be affordable, practical and stylish. Door handles are a big part of that.


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Door handles can make a huge difference to your home. They may be small details, but they’re the kind of details which you instantly notice when you get it wrong. No-one wants to spend more than they need to, no-one wants a door handle which looks at odds with the rest of the room, and you especially don’t want one which doesn’t work properly. So, to avoid these headaches and keep your doors looking fresh, here are some top tips for choosing your door handle.


a chrome door handle on a white door


1. Think About The Room


Let’s say that you’ve bought a door handle for your living room door. It looks nice enough in the living room and, because you’re eager to sort out all your doors quickly, you buy the same door handle for every interior door of the home.


This could work. If your home is all finished in one style, then one style of door handle might work across the whole home. However, that’s not always the case. Some people like to mix an art deco bathroom with a Parisian-style master bedroom and a neoclassical style living room. Each of those rooms will need very different door handles to match.


door handle in modern living room


2. Buy Door Handle Packs


Just as it’s important to make sure your door handle matches the rest of the room, it’s also important to make sure that the hinges, latches and other door furniture matches your door handles. The devil, as they say, is in the detail.


This is why we sell door handle packs. This is more than just a stylistic concern. Most people who are looking to replace their door handle are also looking to replace all of the other bits and bobs their door needs. The average shopper doesn’t want to spend ages trying to find the exact style of metal hinge to go with the exact metal finish of their door handle. Door handle packs make the whole process a lot simpler.


3. Know What You Are Using This Door Handle For


Opening doors, obviously. However, there’s a bit more to it than that. A front door, a bathroom door, a shed door and a kitchen door all have different functions…


-You don’t particularly need a secure locking function for a kitchen door, but you do need one for a front door.

-A bathroom door needs a locking system, but a bolt will suffice. You don’t want a lock and key system for your bathroom.

-You might want a lock and key system for your shed, but it doesn’t need to be as secure as the one for your front door. Of course, that depends on what you keep in your shed.


When you properly start to think about it, you realise how important it is to get the right door handle for the job.


door handle and lock on a wooden door


4. Set a (Realistic) Budget


The door handle on your front door should cost more than the door handle on your dining room door. Your front door handle needs to ensure that your home is secure and many insurance policies require that your door handle and door lock system meet certain standards.


So, while you may think you’ve found yourself a bargain front door handle, you might be surprised to see your home insurance premium jump up after you’ve told them about it. And that’s another thing: if you have a new kind of door handle (and you’ve not told your insurance company), then you might not be covered at all.


If you set a realistic budget and invest in security with high-quality front door handles, you’ll more than likely save money down the line with a lower insurance premium.


The budget should also apply to the rest of your home. If you want stylish door handles to match your stylish room, be prepared to spend a little bit extra.


For stylish and secure door handles in a range of finishes, take a look at E-Hardware’s stunning collection of door handles and door handle packs. We even offer FREE delivery if you spend over £45.