Virginie. Door Knob. November 30th , 2017.
Interior door knobs are available in four primary styles; privacy, passage, double dummy and single dummy. Privacy and passage knobs turn and operate a latch mechanism - the difference is privacy style knobs have a push pin lock (these are generally used on bathrooms or bedrooms). Single dummy and double dummy knobs do not turn or operate a latch mechanism - a single dummy knob is one knob on the exterior side of the door while a double dummy is a knob on either side of one door. Note: Most double dummy knobs cannot be used on two separate doors.
Privacy knobs can be locked from the inside. These are used as interior door levers for rooms like bathrooms and bedrooms. For major entry areas like front doors and garage doors, keyed entry knobs are perfect because of its key mechanism specially created for exterior door hardware. You will see less locking mechanisms on passage knobs as these are not made for security. In the case of dummy knobs, only decorative purposes are considered. Lastly, commercial door devices are used for more organized residential purposes.
It is not difficult to look for the sizes of the knobs. Take note that when knobs are installed in the drawers of the cabinets, it should be the same or bigger in size compared with the door knob. The wood knobs are one size higher than its metal counterpart. The screws for the knob are available in the hardware. There are those who manufactures and sells with the screws while most usually do not include the screws. The normal and standard size for is 8/32 screw.
Glass door knobs fit the dictates of every kind of home decor. Irrespective of the theme or color combo followed throughout the home, the door knobs fit the bill. They are fine pieces of handcrafted or machine manufactured art for the door. These masterpieces are actually supposed to be handed down generations and thus earn add-on value. But it is not always possible to source one and from an authentic resource and hence the wholesale replicas have been fine tuned. The original antique glass door knobs would definitely cost more though, but the replicas are fine cost effective solutions.
Dark door knobs are also applicable with partial overlay door style. The covered area of the cabinet is what you call the overlay part while the exposed part is the reveal area. Door style with partial overlay has a 1-inch of reveal area. Among all other types of designs this is the most common style. Another design is the full overlay door. This style, on the other hand, uses the whole reveal area. This is commonly found in frameless cabinets but there are also those found with framed cabinets. The hinges for this style is covered and there is still need for knobs.
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