Door handles are often an afterthought for homeowners and designers furnishing or updating a home. But as one of the most frequently used tools and touched surfaces, selecting the right material and design for the handles in your home is an important decision. High quality door handles are a worthwhile investment, so if you are designing or updating a home, consider these important factors when selecting high-end bronze door hardware.
Complement or Contrast Existing Design
The first thing to consider when searching for bronze door handles, is whether or not you want the handles to compliment or contrast the existing style of the home. For instance, simple, sleek handles might complement a minimalistic concept, while a Victorian-era home might look more opulent with ornate, vintage-inspired door handles. On the other hand, bold and daring handle designs can add a lot of personality to a space by providing pleasant contrast with an existing motif.
Keep in mind that your door handles can have a big impact on the overall aesthetics of your home. So, take the time to think about the look that you are aiming for before making any rushed decisions.
Lever, Knobs or Pulls? Find the Right Tool for the Job
There are many types of door handles, but the two most popular options are levers and knobs. Lever handles are a great choice for those with arthritis or mobility issues since they are easier to open. Knob handles, on the other hand, can add a more traditional and classic touch to your home’s décor.
At the end of the day, choosing the type of door handles comes down to personal preference and your specific needs.
Invest in Bronze For Door Handles and Knobs that will Last
If you are looking for high-end knobs or handles that will last you a lifetime, bronze is built to last and can be cast in any style, including:
Traditional: If you want a timeless, antique design this is the right style for you. Traditional-style handles and knobs typically come with ornate features and curved shapes.
Contemporary: This type of style often features simple shapes and a sleek design. These handles are usually a great fit for modern, minimalistic homes.
Rustic: If you are going for a more rugged, organic look, a rustic-style handle could be the best choice. Earthy tones and a natural look dominate this style.
Add Character with Living Finish Options
Now that you’ve chosen the material and style that suits your home best, it’s time to choose a finish. Rocky Mountain Hardware offers a variety of finishes options for all of our custom cast bronze hardware. Our hand-applied patinas add an element of organic warmth and enduring beauty to every piece we create.
We offer two bronze-alloys, silicon bronze and white bronze, which when combined with a hand applied patina results in 12 hue options. All products are available in any finish.
Silicon bronze and white bronze are both valued for their beauty and lasting strength. A favorite material throughout history, bronze has endured for centuries. Our eco-conscious, premium quality finishes age elegantly, and develop rich, lustrous patinas that are unique to each piece of hardware as it is influenced by time, touch, and climate.
Explore Bronze Handles and Hardware for Exterior Spaces
Choosing door handles for the exterior of your home is a little more challenging, since there are additional factors to consider. You need to make sure that the material that the handles are made out of is able to withstand the elements. Bronze is a great option because of its durability and resistance to corrosion.
Exterior door locks and pulls are another important feature of any home. Deadbolt and smart locks provide safety, security and convenience for any home, and with Rocky Mountain Hardware you don’t have to sacrifice style.
You can pair select Rocky Mountain Hardware collections with smart deadbolts. This unique offering pairs smart home technology within our hand-crafted solid bronze door hardware, resulting in beautiful and connected architectural hardware that creates a unique, memorable, and secure entry experience.
Define Your Needs for Interior Handles and Locks
When considering what locking mechanism to choose for your interior door handles, it is important to define your specific needs. A locking mechanism for a bathroom or bedroom can provide security and privacy. On the other hand, you might not need a locking mechanism for a kitchen, bedroom, or other common living spaces. If you have children, you might consider childproof locks to keep them safe.
To sum up, choosing the perfect door handles for your home comes down to finding the right balance between style, functionality, and durability. Factors that play the biggest role in making the right decision are your home’s style, the level of privacy you need, and the shape, size, and finish of the handles. If you’re looking for high-end bronze hardware products, Rocky Mountain Hardware has a wide variety of custom, handmade, authentic door knobs and handles that will suit all your unique needs.