The door handle is one of the most widely used, yet unnoticed part of the door. People pay scant attention to it as long as it is in a good working condition. But selecting a suitable replacement for the existing handle isn’t as easy as it may seem. Given below are the areas that you will need to pay attention to, to ensure that it suits your UPVC door:-
Estimate the Handle Size
The most widely used size of the door handles is the centres or PZ side. You cannot change this size. The centres are set by locking mechanism inside the door. What you can do at this point is to use a tape to measure the area between the centre of handle lever and centre of cylinder hole. Once you have done that, measure the distance between the screws, from one centre to another.
Take Note of the Color Schemes, Furniture as Well as Other Fittings
The next thing that you will have to take into consideration is the style of the room where your door handle will be installed. Check the color schemes, furniture and other aspects. Are they going to be in perfect balance? Handles made from brass are most suitable for rooms with a country theme. On the other hand, if your room has a contemporary style, then stainless steel would be best suitable for installation in the bathroom.
Fix your Mind on a Material
There is no dearth of options when it comes to choosing handle material. Most of the handles that you will come across in the market include wrought iron, acrylic, aluminium, glass, porcelain, stainless steel, chrome and brass. Some of these are made using a combination of materials. For instance, there are some stylish porcelain door handles that come with a brass plate attachment. Go for the material that has the best durability and look.
There are some door handles that come with a rose or a backplate, which satisfies the style as well as function. It is up to you to consider which one you would like to go for among the different shapes, sizes and styles available in the market.
Lever or knob-Which One would be Most Suitable?
This is one of the most widely used parts of your door handle. But you cannot afford to ignore the aesthetic part related to it. Do you intend to install stylish curved levers or a retro style brass door knob? Keep convenience and the style factor in mind while selecting a lever or knob.
Door Handles with Lock
Locks are essential for internal doors as well. Your bedroom and study room require some amount of privacy. Any good retailer will offer a wide range of door handles with an integrated locked and emergency unlock feature fitted to it as an additional safety measure. Go for the one that will offer the much-required privacy and security to your internal doors while you are not at home.