Front Door Hardware: Jewelry for Your Door

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Front Door Hardware: Jewelry for Your Door

When accessorizing the front door of your home, there are numerous door hardware parts to consider: handlesets, hinges, keyed deadbolts, address numbers, door knockers, peep holes, and door bell buttons. These front door elements are available in styles and finishes to complement almost any design scheme.

Door handlesets are integrated kits that include a door handle and a locking mechanism. Two handleset design styles are thumbgrip handlesets and handlesets with knobs or levers. Schlage door hardware offers extensive handleset choices, as do other brands such as Baldwin, Omnia, Weiser Lock, and Kwikset. An extra keyed deadbolt can be added that matches your front door hardware to provide further peace of mind.

Hinges, address numbers, door knockers, peep holes, and door bell buttons are front door hardware parts that will complete the look your handleset establishes. Hinges can be decoratively cast rectangular pieces, or they can be large hinge straps that give your door an old world feel. Address numbers, door bell pushbuttons, and door knockers are functional items that can be upgraded with stylish versions that embellish your front door. Door knockers and door bell pushbuttons are two especially enjoyable hardware parts because they are obtainable in whimsical designs including animal and fruit motifs.



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