Finding the Perfect Residential Door Knobs and Lever Handles | Discount Door Hardware

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When it comes to home design, many homeowners often overlook the importance of their doors and door hardware. It can be intimidating scanning through endless catalogues, searching to find the perfect door hardware for your home! Choosing the right door hardware can have an impact on your home’s functionality, character and décor. This article will help you focus on a few key points that will make your decision a bit easier!

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Discount Door offers a full line of quality door hardware including a wide range of residential door knobs and door lever handles. Our Dorex Signature and Tecnica Collections offer a large selection of traditional and modern styles available in a variety of finishes and our own Discount Door Hardware Futura and Metropolitan Series Collections feature contemporary modern and ultra-modern designs that are ideal for both the modern suburban home or urban loft. When selecting door knobs and door lever handles for your home, there are some factors you should consider:


While appearance is important, the functionality of your door hardware is critical to the security and comfort of your home. For proper security and peace of mind, all exterior doors must be equipped with a deadbolt lock; this includes doors leading from house to garage. The standard and best choice for front entrance doors is a gripset as it provides the deadbolt and entry handle as well as aesthetic appeal.

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Privacy sets are essential for all bathrooms and you may want to consider installing a privacy set on the master bedroom for that little bit of extra privacy. It may be a good idea to consider equipping home offices or dens with a lockset, especially if there are any valuables or sensitive documents stored within.

While door knobs are still effective and functional, lever handles can offer a more stylish alternative as well as make it easier and more convenient to open doors, especially for elderly people, small children and those with disabilities.


Once you have determined the functionality, it’s time to get to the fun part – choosing a style! Selecting a style of door handle is a very personal choice and door knobs and lever handles are available in a wide variety of modern and traditional styles and finishes.

Typically, hardware that has straight lines or that is more simple in appearance will offer a more modern presentation, whereas hardware that is ornate and curvy will look more traditional. Consider the design, character and décor of your home and decide what works best for you.

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Choosing the right finish is almost as important as choosing the right style. Choose a finish that complements both the style of your door knob or lever handle, and the style of your home.

Hardware with metallic finishes like stainless steel, satin nickel and satin chrome provides a more modern appearance while door handles in antique bronze and antique brass finishes usually offer a more traditional look. Depending on the style of the doors and the décor in your home, matte black hardware can provide either a modern or more rustic appearance.

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Quality and Affordable Door Hardware

When the time comes to install, replace, or upgrade your residential door lever handles and door knobs, you can trust Discount Door to provide you with the best selection of quality door hardware for your home!

We are a Canadian owned, family operated online supplier and we offer manufacturer direct pricing on a variety of brand name door knobs and lever handles. If you have any questions about our residential door hardware, please contact Discount Door Hardware via email today!