Doors are a vital part of any home which is why it’s understandable that many people wish to update their doors when moving house, or need to install doors for the first time in a newbuild property. While you can buy doors in full, many with an eye on interior design like to mix and match with striking accessories that raise the design value of a door. With that in mind, here are the key accessories that you need to consider when creating a door from scratch…
Firstly, handles or knobs are the method by which you open your doors and have huge scope for creativity and interesting design. Manufacturers like Buster + Punch have created beautiful tubular levers in all sorts of finishes that have great design credibility and feel great to the touch. These are a perfect option for a stylish handle for your door. Similarly, knobs are also an equally acceptable option usually coming in a cylindrical or spherical design. Whichever option you choose you should consider what is the nicest to the physical touch as we interact with our homes constantly, we don’t simply just exist in the space.
Secondly, although often forgotten door stops should be a vital part of your door set up as they protect your door and wall, particularly if you have a young family. Door stops range from the very mundane cylinders that attach to a wall, usually in silver, to all sorts of quirky designs in many finishes so choose stops that fit with the aesthetic of your house and the statement you want to make.
Thirdly, depending on whether you want a lock on your door or not you’ll want a thumb turn lock or an escutcheon for a key lock. Much like door handles, thumb turn locks come in all shapes and finishes so our advice would be to pick the most satisfying to touch, while escutcheons are more about design appeal as they’ll be touched less. In this case, choose an escutcheon that matches the aesthetic and colour scheme of the wider door and you can’t go far wrong.