Virginie. Door Knob. December 04th , 2017.
Home improvement to add value to the real estate takes more than a paint job. Today buyers and investors look around much more and especially for signs that are indicative of the age of the property to match it with the existent condition. Here antique glass door knobs come to the rescue. These fine pieces of hardware need not be antique in the real sense of the word. Today, there are dedicated online and offline resources that make the antique glass knobs accessible in the form of replicas. These are simple to fit and great in aesthetic appeal.
Its not just door knobs, but there are also handles that can replace a door knob to give you door a little different look. The sliding door handles have a more industrial look. If you are creating a home with a modern décor motif, these may be just the pieces you are looking for. An added bonus of the door handle door knob varieties is that for some they are easier to open. As many people age they have limited mobility in their hands from arthritis or other muscle reducing ailments. Sometimes grabbing a hold of a normal door knob and turning it is a difficult proposition. But with a sliding door handle, it`s much easier to open a door, just push the handle down and the door pops open. Even if they have limited hand mobility, these doors can be opened by just leaning on the handle to trigger the mechanism.
Knobs come in a variety of materials and designs. Glass or solid brass door knobs are a great choice because they add a lot of extra detail to your door. As door knob sets age they can become dented or scratched so replacing them with high quality sets is important. Solid brass doorknobs sets are extremely durable and resistant to showing wear and tear. Brass is also available in a variety of finishes including polished brass, antique brass, satin nickel, polished chrome and oil rubbed bronze.
But the real money seems to be in the door knobs that were really from that time. Just as much as the other collectibles and antiques in old estates can get a pretty penny at auction, the antique door knobs in those homes are also commanding top dollar at estate sales and auctions. During World War II, many people pulled the brass doorknobs from their homes to help the government in their collections of brass to make war goods. Having one of these brass goodies today can fetch a pretty penny at an auction. How much would you pay for antique door knobs? How about $8,300 for just one knob? That`s the price that the `Doggie knob` fetched at an auction. The beautifully carved bronze knob with a pooch looking through the center was created in the late 1800s. There are believed to be only two of them in existence.
You can even find designer door knobs these days, if you are all about fashion. Some are hand made of stone, glass and other materials. If you want to go classy, glass door knobs are very beautiful. They can look like gems shining from a treasure hold if they are put in the right room with the right lighting. One thing to note about glass door knobs is that, they are not recommended for the outside doors to your home, as they are more fragile than other knobs and may not react well to the changes in temperatures. They also will be getting a lot more wear and tear on an outside door and may not be strong enough to handle it.
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