Sometimes it is the finishing touches to a home improvement job that make all the different to the final effect of your hard work, and no more so than when choosing the right “furniture” to go on a recently installed door. The choices of latches, handles, knobs, knockers, plates, roses and fasteners can be complimented on the exterior of your home with letters and numbers of all shapes and styles. A door fitter in London will be able to offer you a catalogue of the many options available to you, but we look at some of the more decorative and unique choices available on the market.
Aficionados of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore will be familiar with the importance of having a well-polished “handle of the big front door”, and there are a wide variety of materials from which you can choose you polished handle. Most door fitters in London will have a selection that includes; brass, chrome, wrought iron, acrylic, aluminium and stainless steel, but now you can even get them in stone. Although they may be difficult to polish, and you may want to ensure you have a fairly strong support plate behind it, door knockers such as the one pictured to the right will create a talking point for every visitor to your house.
An excellent way to advertise where the bathroom is located is to use one of these themed door handles. There is no mistaking now where your guests should go, and ideas like this could be applied to kid’s bedrooms, the kitchen and any doors you have leading to the garden. Of course, whichever design you choose will have to correspond with the rest of the decor in your room, but there are many different designs that can be suggested by a door fitter in London, or you could become creative and design and paint your own! You are only limited by your imagination.
Out of the Ordinary
And whilst on the theme of imaginative, how about this for a door handle? These art glass door knobs come in a variety of designs and are so versatile that they can be used on kitchen or cabinet drawers and also on a shower door. Glass was the fashionable material of choice for door handles up until the mid 20th Century, and is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance at present. Although these designs are not cheap (clear glass handles start at around £5.00 each), you should be able to get quotes from door fitters in London for a variety of styles to match your own inspiration.