The locks on your front door are integral to protecting your house from intruders and keeping you safe. The lock on your interior door can protect your privacy from other members of your house. Hence, the door hardware is essential if you want to stay safe and protect your privacy. Elegant hardware for your exterior/interior door can also change the appearance of your house or entire room. However, it isn’t easy to select ideal hardware for the door, as you may have difficulty separating one product from another due to insufficient knowledge.

Non-Locking Passage Knobs

These doorknobs have neither locking buttons nor keyed cylinders. Therefore, these non-locking doorknobs are suitable for closets, pantries, kitchens and laundry rooms. They are available in many elegant designs and you can select the hardware based on the room’s décor.

Privacy Guarding Doorknobs

“Passage” knobs may look elegant; however, they cannot protect your privacy due to a lack of locking features. The Privacy locks can guard your privacy/secrecy while still offering an elegant look. The locking features of these doorknobs vary from one manufacturer to another. Some Privacy locks have pinholes on the outside and push-button locks on the inside. This lock releases when you turn the knob. Some Privacy locks come with a turn button and their pinholes are located at one end of these knobs. You need to manually unlock these knobs. This type of door hardware is ideal for the doors of your washroom or bedroom. You may even use these locks in other rooms to provide mild-to-moderate security.

Dummy Doorknobs

Dummy knobs do not offer any security; however, you may use them to open or close a door. These doorknobs turn to one side. You may mount these knobs either on a door’s surface or from behind the door, similar to the cabinet knobs. Dummy doorknobs are sometimes available in pairs, and you may fit these knobs to the doors of shallow closets or cabinets. When utilizing Dummy knobs, it is prudent to use a ball or magnetic catch on top of the doors to keep them shut. You may even use these knobs on the inactive side of a French door.

Keyed Doorknobs

You may use keyed-entry doorknobs on both exterior and interior doors. They offer maximum protection from intruders. You can even use them on the side or back doors to your house. The exterior part of these knobs has a slot to insert keys, while the interior part has push-button locks. Some manufacturers even install a turn button to manually unlock the doors from inside.

Handlesets for Front Entrance

The exterior handlesets combine a lockset with deadbolt. This deadbolt may be located right above the handle or the knob. You may use these handlesets on the front or back doors to make an impression on your guests or to provide formidable security for your house. These handlesets have either single-cylinder or double-cylinder deadbolts. Hence, they provide enhanced security in comparison to other doorknobs.

Decorative Trim Handle-Set

Trim handlesets are decorative items and you may use them with the inside handle of your front door. Decorative Trim handlesets are ideal for traditional décor. On the other hand, Trim handlesets with streamlined designs are perfect for contemporary décor.

Deadbolts with Single cylinder

Deadbolts use throw bolts to lock the doors. The throw bolt is inserted into the jamb to keep the doors closed. Deadbolts with a single cylinder have a keyed cylinder on the outside. You can lock or unlock the doors from inside using a thumbturn. The deadbolts provide optimum security to a house. You may even use them alongside keyed-entry doorknobs.

Door Handing

This door hardware controls the performance of your door. It is essential to choose the door handing based on the door’s type. Door handing with right-handed levers is ideal for doors opening to the right. The left-handed levers are ideal for doors opening to the left.