Updating your interior decor can prove worthwhile, if done right. A DIY project should add value to your home, whatever size project you have in mind. We’re huge fans of smaller DIY projects, which can be completed with the simplest of hand tools (or the use of a general handyman!) and rejuvenate your interior decor. In this guide, we’ll focus on updating your door handles, a usually overlook design piece among homeowners.
Why update your door handles?
So why update your door handles? They are an integral part of your, but are usually neglected. You may not realise it but they significantly contribute to the visual appearance your room.
They are a part of your everyday life, being used multiple times a day to navigate through your home. Door handles also add the finishing touch to any door, and the wrong type of handle or finish can leave your door and interior decor looking tired and outdated. Door handles are also relatively cheap and easy to install, making it a simple DIY project for your home. So you’ve decided to update your door handles? Now, go ahead and pick a style to suit your decor. Remember that door handles are a decorative design piece for your interior room design. There are two primary types of door handles common in homes all over the UK. A lever on rose door handle, and a lever on backplate door handle. So why should you opt for a lever on rose door handle?
What is a Lever on Rose Door Handle?
When updating your door handles, it’s crucial to think about what type of door handle you need. If you’re after a modern, contemporary look, consider choosing a lever on rose door handle, also known as a rose door handle. So what’s a lever on rose door handle?
Lever on rose handles refers to a door handle where the horizontal lever is mounted on top of a circular plate, also termed ‘rose’. These types of door handles have multiple benefits as compared to backplate door handles or mortice door knobs.
Firstly, the fixings are concealed behind the rose cover, which offers a flush & tidy finish. This makes it ideal for a modern, contemporary interior decor style. Second, they can be used on any interior door inside your home, with a combination of locks and thumb-turns. We’re about to go slightly technical here.
For a bathroom door, the handle must be used in combination with a bathroom door lock and bathroom thumb-turn. To secure the door, the handle must be used in combination with a mortice sashlock and escutcheon. Lastly, Lever on rose handles are quick & easy to install as compared to lever on backplate door handles.
There are also multiple finishes available for lever on rose door handles, including chrome, brass and dual tone, which combines two different finishes for a more unique style. Pick one which suits your interior decor.
What is the cost of a Lever on Rose Door Handle? Typical lever on rose door handles start from just £6.99 per pair. Lever on rose door handles are supplied in pairs, so you’ll need one pack per door in your home. They are also usually supplied with fixtures and fittings, giving you everything you need to install the handles, expect your hand tools of course!
The standard three bed house would expect to have between 8-12 doors, giving a potential cost starting from just £55.92. Depending on your (or your partners!) DIY skill level, you may need a general handyman to get them fitted for you. However, at such a minimal cost for a house-wide improvement, it’s well worth the investment.
Which lever on rose door handles to choose and for which room? The versatility of lever on rose door handles allow them to be used on any interior door. Just add a door lock with combination of escutcheon or thumb-turn. Lever on rose rose door handles are also available in a number of different finishes with matching accessories.