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.



Orba, passage door handle

black 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.




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 is 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.  



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.



Door handles by Lemaar, Artistry in door furniture

Lemaar makes it easy to choose matching door hardware products so you achieve a complete solution right across your home or project. Our range includes the latest colours and finishes including white and brushed brass door handles, plus fire rated, 316 marine grade stainless steel and DDA compliant door hardware. We continually introduce new door handles, to meet the demand of what customers are looking for, to fit within their home interior design style. These styles need matching fittings such as door hardware, to match feature pieces and fixings such as tapware. This is why in 2022 we introduced new white, stainless steel and brushed brass door handles. Our aim is for door hardware to be easy, easy to choose with a complete solution with matching entry, passage and privacy handles, and door handles designed for easy installation and efficient installation for Builders. We stand by our products and offer a strong warranty, and we also recommend regular maintenance, please refer to our maintenance page on this site. For inspiration, please check out our inspiration page where you can see moodboards, videos and images of our range in lifestyle images. You can use the product filter on the Products page to sort by door handle type and colour. Australian owned and designed, Lemaar offers artistry in door furniture. If you’re a Builder you can connect with our Commercial Projects team or email your plans to


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