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Choosing door handles

By Jeff Subscribe to RSS | February 28th 2012 | Views:

When you look around a home whether it is your own, a friends, or a property you are thinking of buying, then normally you will get some kind of immediate first impression. This may seem a lot like a 'feeling' more than anything concrete and it may simply seem as though you are just picking up on little things unconsciously.

These little things are usually the finer details of a property that combine in order to create your overall impression of the place. It's the little things very much that count and it's looking after these and choosing them well that will make all the difference.

Examples of this are things like your skirting boards – are they well washed and painted and do they look truly white? The condition of the curtains, the cleanliness of the windows, and crucially the door handles.

Choosing door handles then and subsequently maintaining them to ensure that they look their very best, is highly important if you want to make sure that you are going to have your home looking its very best, and there are many things to consider here.

So choosing door handles is important. They are small items, but they are on every door throughout your property meaning that they add up to make a big difference if they look shiny or new or if they look battered and old.

Choosing door handles means making sure that you like the look of them, but also that they are going to be functional and that they are going to fit into your home. First of all decide if you want them to be gold, silver or plastic in appearance. If you go for gold or silver then they will look regal and these can be a great feature to go with warm colors such as natural woods around the rooms. However at the same time, while they will look fantastic polished and draw attention to themselves, they will also show up finger prints more easily and as such require more work to maintain. If you want your handles to look good all year round without too much work on your part then you might want to consider plastic instead – which remember can be painted to suit your home.

That's the other important point – matching not only the color but also the design with the rest of your home. The first thing you want to consider here then is that you should get the same door handles throughout your property. This way you will create a matching look and you will make your home look well thought out and planned. You should also consider whether you want the handles to look modern and minimalist (great for modern apartments) or whether you want them to look grand and ornate (better for homes and for older properties).

On top of all this you should also consider how safe and secure the door handles are. It's worth spending a little more here if it means the handles won't come off in your hand, and if it means no one will be able to break in easily and bypass your locks.

Jeff - About Author:
One of the easiest ways to refresh your kitchen is to paint the cabinets and get new cabinet handles. There are lots of different styles of door handles that can change the style of a kitchen.

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