Alacoque Door Handles September 21st, 2017 - 05:58:58
When you need elegance and sophistication for an older door or perhaps to compliment an older style house then you should consider purchasing some back plate lever handles. These are designed to have the familiar elongated escutcheon which works both as a thumb plate for the hand while it is using the door and an attractive ornament when the door is not in sure. These features mean that they are very popular with home owners and can add an element of traditional furniture style both inside and outside the house.
The first thing that you ought to consider is the type of material these cabinet door handles are made of. Since there are plenty of materials to choose from such as nickel brass chrome stainless steel wrought iron glass and even plastic you need to think about the overall effect that you are trying to achieve. To help you narrow down your search you should consider where you will be installing these handles. Will it be your bedroom bathroom or kitchen? Knowing which cabinets or doors you are going to revamp will help you get one step closer to the right door handles to purchase.
We have also seen door handles made from many different materials although most people think of some kind of metal. However handles have also been made from ceramic wood glass plastic etc. One of the oldest materials that are still among the more popular options is brass. For one thing brass looks gorgeous but it is also rust resistant. Todays brass door handle is somewhat different from those made in earlier times due to finishes. For instance for a more modern appearance many people choose brushed or satin brass.
While different types of door handles are designed with unique components the average handle has basic components. For instance in addition to the knob top which is the large knob that you would actually grab hold of to turn handles are made with a spindle shank and knob rose. The knob rose is a round washer or plate used to form a socket. This piece is adapted so it can be attached to the actual door. Then there is that spindle which is the thin piece to which the handle attaches. The shank is the stem that projects from the door handle. Within the shank is a hole in which the spindle would be placed. For functionality the door handle would be attached so the metal shaft can turn the latch to open the door.