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Why The Little Details Are Important For Designer Internal Doors

Aug 7th 2015 at 3:33 AM

If you have decided to use designer internal doors in your home, it is important that you have taken the whole piece into account, as this will ultimately have an affect on the overall appearance. The little details – such as the doorknobs – are the “jewellery” for the product and can add style or sparkle to the space. Think about these details as the accessories that you pair with an outfit – such as a statement necklace. They really tie the whole look together, don’t they?

Unfortunately, in most homes, these hardware items are simply ignored. More often than not, the internal doors all have mismatched, inexpensive knobs that have all been installed at different times. Swapping the knobs on existing doors is actually quite easy – all you need to do is choose some hardware that you think brings the space to life. If you are in the process of adding new doors, however, it is essential that you take these details into account during the design phase.

It’s a good idea to pay attention to current trends. These days, lacquered or aged brass is quite in vogue. Many homeowners are opting for unlacquered brass, which will tarnish over the course of a year, and others are even paying more for “pre-antiqued” handles, which already have a patina. Ten years ago, however, it was all about brushed and shiny nickel. Don’t choose knobs just because they are on trend – choose them because you like them and they match your décor.

Upgrades & Changes
The purpose of the room can also play a role in what sort of knobs you should choose for designer internal doors. If your kids are growing up, for example, you might want to make their bedrooms feel a little more grownup. If you’re expecting your first child, on the other hand, you might want to change a guestroom into a nursery. Remember that, in some cases, you can have one knob on the outside and another on the inside.

Consistent & Contrasting
When making your choices, it’s important that you take note of all the hardware and metals that are already in the room. Then, you need to decide whether you want your knobs to match or whether you want to add some dramatic contrast – either method will work, providing it has been done deliberately. Doing either one subconsciously can actually end with a big mess, as you might have the same metals but all with different finishes. Be sure to consider everything.

Don’t be afraid to get a little crafty when it comes to all the little details on your doors. In addition to some statement knobs, some homeowners are also choosing to add a nailhead border around the perimeter, which turns the piece into a real architectural feature. Others are choosing to hang decorative embellishments from the knob, such as crystals, which can add some real sparkle to the space and draw the eye to features you want to highlight.

As you can see, the little details are just as important as the designer internal door itself – it is important that you have taken every single aspect into account during the design phase. Fortunately, your designer or installer will be able to walk you through the process and offer advice or suggestions when you run into any roadblocks. At the end of the day, look elsewhere in your home to see what kinds of styles and metals have been used.

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