knobs and door locks are hardly an interior designer’s dream playground, but
the truth is that without choosing the right knobs or locks, a room can be
ruined. In fact, if you are talking external door knobs, a home can be ruined.
Here is a look at some of the trends in the world of door knobs and door locks. Trending door knobs Ceramic door knobs are proving popular in many
homes. A traditional white ceramic knob can add a touch of understated class to
a door (and room) while the more creative amongst us are opting to go with
bright colors and interesting images. If you are looking to make an impression, cut glass knobsor crystal door knobs will do the job nicely. Both add elegance and
flair to even the most plain of wooden doors. Some
households are opting to take a European approach and switch from door knobs to
door levers, both in their internal
and external doors. Like door knobs, door levers can make a great impression.
From stainless steel to brass, the finish you choose should depend on the room
you are working with. Of
course, not everything is trending upwards. The likes of oversized and
overly-ornate door knobs are not currently on anybody’s hot list, while wooden
knobs are finding themselves more and more relegated to the kitchen. Trending door locks When
it comes to external doors, the importance of aesthetics takes a back seat to
security. After all, there is no point in having a stylish door knob or handle
if it is going to be easy pickings for a burglar. Like every other aspect of
property building and maintenance, door locks – which play an essential role in
the security of our homes – are a matter of fashion. Locks that were popular a
decade ago are not necessarily popular today and vice versa. Here is
a look at some popular trends: The five-lever mortise deadlock remains a firm favorite with
property owners, thanks mainly to the high level of security it offers: a
deadbolt is almost impossible to force. However, because it is built into the
door itself, a deadbolt lock is also inconspicuous, meaning it is an interior
decorators’ delight. Perhaps the most obvious trend when it comes to door locks
is the increasing movement towards electronic
door locks, particularly in larger houses and commercial properties. Access
control systems make it easier for property owners to regulate who enters the
building and at what time. While
electronic locks are trending upwards, the likes of security chains and knob
locks are proving less popular. The former is something of an eyesore and
offers little actual security. The latter often requires regular repair work,
usually in the middle of the night, and it's hard to find a 24/7 locksmith in Dallas (or any other city).
Welcome to my blog. I am an Interior Decorator based in Chicagoland, Illinois. Married and a mommy to my 9 year old son. Through this blog, I will be sharing my passion for design and my inspirations with you. Occasionally, I will also be showing you my home and some of my clients' decorating projects. I am a firm believer that a beautiful home can be achieved in any budget through creativity and smart shopping. Currently, I am offering e-design (online decorating) service at an affordable rate to help you create a home that reflects you, a home that will make you smile every time you walk through the door. Hope you have fun following along. Email me at mixandchic(at)yahoo(dot)com if you have any questions. Thanks for reading!
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