How to Choose a Door Handle

August 26th, 2019 by

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Choosing a door handle may seem like a straightforward task, but don’t take it for granted. The handle you choose can make or break the aesthetics of your door. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen of Portland®, your top replacement windows and doors provider, shares a few things to consider when choosing a handle for your door. 

  • Your Home’s Overall Look – if you have a traditional-style home, your door handle should reflect that. The same is true with a modern property. For traditional homes, brass and brushed nickel finishes are a good place to start. For modern homes, sleek options with steel and chrome finishes are more appropriate.

  • Who Will Be Using Your Door – Door knobs are the standard choice and work well in most situations. If anyone in your household has issues with dexterity, however, you’ll find lever-type handles to be more suitable as they are easier to grasp, offering the level of control needed to operate a door properly. 

  • Cost – Much like accessories for replacement windows, door handles come in an assortment of prices. The fancier the choice, the more expensive you can expect it to be. However, you don’t also always have to go for the priciest choice to enjoy great quality.

Renewal by Andersen of Portland is the expert to call when it comes to replacement windows, doors and door handles. We understand your needs and offer a wide variety of great options, so don’t hesitate to ask us for recommendations to help you get started. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (503) 419-3960. Schedule a FREE consultation with us today! We serve Tigard, West Linn, Portland, OR, and the surrounding communities.