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Tips to Select Door Handles for Your Home or Business

When designing or remodeling your home or business, there are a lot of decisions that have to be made, from which room to remodel to paint colors, trim work, and appliances and fixtures. One decision you’ll have to make regards your door hardware. While this may seem like a minor decision, it truly is not. Businesses are now realizing the value of making a first impression before customers even walk in the door. One way to do this is through custom commercial door pulls, which can convey a lot about what your guests can expect even before they walk through the door. Used in branding, you can leave your guests with an imprint in their mind as the first thing and the last thing they notice in their interaction time at your place of establishment.

All that being said, there’s a lot that you need to decide before settling on a custom door handle. First Impressions International offers the best custom door handles and pulls for you. We are expert designers and manufacturers of not only custom door pulls, but also custom door knobs and other door hardware, such as in your kitchen and bathroom. Below, we’ll offer up tips on how to choose door handles for your home or office. Visit us online to get started today!

TIPS FOR CHOOSING DOOR HANDLES

Decide on the Type of Door Handle You Want

There are many different types of door handles to choose from, each one can give your home or office a different look and feel. There are door knobs, which are round or oval in shape and are very popular and easy to use. Levers have a more modern look and feel to them. They are the door handles that are long and straight and you normally use them to press down to open the door. Then you have door pulls that you either pull or push to enter a building. These can be quite ornate as they are designed to be longer in order to grab on to them better. Think of door handles as an extension of the theme you are trying to convey.

Decide on the Material of Door Handle You Want

Door handles, including custom door handles, can be made out of almost any material you can imagine, from wood and metal to porcelain and even plastic. Depending on your use, you also might want to consider wear and tear and longevity as well. For instance, if you are ordering a custom door handle for your business, you probably want a durable material that can stand up to being handled many times a day. If you are putting your custom door handle in an upstairs room where no one goes, perhaps a glass or a porcelain door handle would be fitting — one that is more susceptible to breaking. You’ll also want to consider style and theme here as well in order to match your custom door handle. If you are ordering a custom door handle for your boot business, you probably want a door handle made from boots.

Decide on Finish

Finish is important for door handles because finish can convey meaning. For example, if you choose a brass or chrome finish for your custom door handle, it will definitely look classic. However, it can also show fingerprints readily. It’s always best to choose a finish that will not only complement your other hardware in your room or store, but also one that won’t require a lot of maintenance. While fingerprints and food (if you are a restaurant) are inevitable, these can be minimized with the right door hardware.

CHOOSE FIRST IMPRESSIONS INTERNATIONAL FOR YOUR CUSTOM DOOR HANDLES

So much goes into remodeling your home or office, or even into new construction. With so many major decisions to make, from location and style to flooring and decking, door handles can get left by the wayside. However, understanding their importance and how to choose them can make the process a bit smoother.

First Impressions International offers the best custom door handles for your commercial business or residential use. For over 20 years, we’ve been helping customers make the perfect door handle that will leave the right impression right from the get-go. From branded and themed to monogram or a combination of both, we can help you begin to craft your custom door handle.

Our custom door handle process is simple. You can send us an idea, and we’ll go from there. We then utilize CAD for our drawings, and then we send them to you for feedback. This process continues until the perfect door handle is designed. Then we move into the manufacturing phase, where we’ll make your custom door handles for you, and ship them your way. Check out our great return policy online.

We offer a wide range of materials for you to choose from, including exotic hardwoods, crystal, glass, acrylics, metals, and many more. We also tailor our finishes to suit your needs, such as antique to shiny and weather-resistant to heavy usage. If you need some ideas to get you started, visit our website. There, you will see all of our door hardware, including cabinet and bathroom hardware. Let us help you create the brand you want. Contact us today to get started, or browse our website to place your custom door handle order or to get an idea of the selection we offer.