How To Choose Door Handles

05th April 2021

Whether you’re renovating your home or updating an investment property, it’s important to make sure you consider all elements of your project. The choices you make from style and quality to security and functionality can add significantly to the value, look and feel of your property. Each project is unique, so whether you have experience with interior design and renovations, or this is your first project, we encourage you to consider all your options before getting started, with the aim to complete a well thought out renovation or build.

Lemaar makes choosing and installing door hardware easy. Lemaar door handles are available as a ‘complete solution’ or range of matching styles from entry, passage and privacy door handles, so you can get the same design and colour throughout your home. Lemaar is Australian owned and we design our door handle range here in Australia to suit the latest Australian trends.

Style and interior design
For most, the starting point of concern when buying new door hardware is finding the perfect style and design to complement their home. Be it classic, modern, scandi or minimalist, the finishes you choose will go a long way towards bringing your inspiration to life.

Modern Door Handle

 

Classic Door Handle

 

Make sure you consider a wide range of products to ensure that the door hardware you choose fits seamlessly with your interior style and lifts the look of your home. In addition to this, do consider your lifestyle. Your door hardware should fit your and your household’s needs.

Colour and finish
Colour and finish are important considerations and should align with the overall style, design and colour palette of your home. Other elements to consider include matching the tapware, kitchen cabinetry, and even interior window frames of your project. Keep in mind that door hardware can blend in with other interior elements, but can also be used as a feature in the home. If you’re an adventurous type and like to mix and match interior design elements, try to limit the number of finishes to avoid making interior themes seem too chaotic.

White

Black

Chrome Plate

 

Satin Chrome

Satin Stainless Steel


Round or square
Next to consider is the rosette or the backplate of the handle that sits on the door. Either round or square, rosettes provide the functional mechanisms, and also an opportunity to add a decorative finish.

Narrow 53mm Rosette

 

Round Rosette

 

The Handle
When choosing a door handle, you should be able to visualise how it will actually look on your doors. The handle itself should be considered firstly for functionality, then the design or look that you’re after. Handles are available as square or round, and either slimline or more solid profile, with design detail on the front or back of the handle.

Round Handle

 

Square Handle

Security
Security is a mandatory. So, to keep your home and family safe, your choice of door hardware should be a top quality brand with a strong warranty. A quality door entry handle will give you peace of mind to protect you and your family. Lemaar door handles come with a market leading warranty, are well made with a quality you can feel.

Choices of door entry handles are stand-alone door entry handles or entrance set with door handle and deadbolt.

Fire rated door handles
Lemaar has a great range of fire-rated door handles that have been designed in Australia and tested to comply with Australia Fire Safety Door requirements. Click on this link to see our range fire-rated handles.

DDA compliant door handles
Lemaar offers DDA compliant door handles designed in Australia specifically for ease of function for people with a disability.

Maintaining your door handles
For specific instructions on how to maintain Lemaar products please follow this link to the Maintenance page.

Warranty
Lemaar door handles come with a market-leading warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. You can find more detail on our warranty and guarantees here.

DIY installation
Austrlian’s love DIY, and Lemaar door handles have been designed in Australia for easy installation, for both builders and DIYers. If you’re considering taking on this project, check out the installation template in the product box, or by clicking this link to a product page, then look for the installation template link.

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