Virginie. Door Knob. December 01st , 2017.
The door knob is one of the most frequently used items in the home and can be used to make a dramatic difference in your decorating theme. Decorative door knobs are a great way to create a new and interesting focal point for your interior and exterior doors without needing to replace the actual door itself. Door knobs are available in a variety of materials and types so you can coordinate the doors throughout your entire house and create a new and beautiful theme.
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.
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.
Homes of celebs and models flaunt the antique glass door knobs all the time. These knobs make special appearances on the celluloid too. They now come in various styles and colors to add to their mystic appeal a beautiful story. The antique glass knobs can be shopped for in deep colors such as crimson red and emerald green, to more earthy shades of mauve, pink and tan/brown. The crafted design options range from animals such as eagles, lions and dragons to geometric shapes such as ovals, circles and diamond points. They give any door certain uniqueness and a defined star burst effect. The knobs are characterized impressively by an age that is timeless in appeal.
Porcelain door knobs can look magnificent in the right setting; they are colourful and artistic and can really make a door shine. These aren`t as common in people for two reasons, firstly they tend to be a little more expensive than many of the other varieties on the market today, and secondly, they tend to break rather easily. Most people won`t mind spending a little extra cash on a door knob, but when they find out that these aren`t the most durable products they begin to look elsewhere.
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