Choosing the Right Ironmongery to Compliment Your Door
Ironmongery is yet another integral aspect of the overall look and feel of any wooden front door. It can be the difference between a door that looks functional, but drab, and one that becomes a showpiece for the home. With so many options available, it’s important to choose the right ironmongery to complement the look and feel of your door. This guide will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. We’ll discuss the different types of ironmongery, the benefits and drawbacks of each, and the things to look for when selecting the best option for your door. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to select the perfect ironmongery to enhance and complete your door.
Types of Ironmongery
There are many different types of ironmongery you can choose with the first thing you’ll need to decide is which type of ironmongery best suits the look and feel of your door. Here are some of the most common types of ironmongery:
Door handles: There are many different types of door handles, including lever, knob, and handle less. Our best advice is to always find one that is consistent with the rest of the door’s ironmongery i.e. fixtures and fittings.
Hinges: Whilst often overlooked the door hinges can really set the tone for the door. Be aware that there are different types of hinges for each door opening. Make sure you get the right hinges for your door opening type or ask an expert for advice if you’re unsure.
Hinges are an important component of any door and must be durable enough to withstand years of weather. They must also be easy to install and come in a wide variety of styles and finishes. Hinges are one of the most important parts of the door, so quality hinges are essential and not to be skimp.
Knockers and/or knocker plates: These are the components that enable you to open and close the door. Most people want a door knocker for its looks rather than its function, so it’s really a matter of taste here. Door knockers are typically metal for durability, but this can range from the most common brass fixture to iron, pewter and stainless steel.
Mailboxes: The mailbox you choose should complement the rest of the door’s ironmongery, but also match the style and design of your home. Traditionally placed in the mid-section of the door however some modern / contemporary styles are now varying its position to remove focus and aid aesthetics.
Things to Look for When Selecting Ironmongery
Before you select ironmongery for your door, there are a few things you should take into consideration. These include:
Functionality: Ironmongery serves a specific purpose. The most important thing is to make sure the ironmongery you choose is functional. Take into consideration how well the ironmongery opens and closes the door. It should operate smoothly and not interfere with the operation of the door in any way.
Durability: Ironmongery must be strong and durable enough to withstand many cycles and years of weather. Ironmongery is exposed to the elements and is subject to many cycles of use and abuse. It must be strong enough to withstand the wear and tear that comes along with these functions.
Appearance: Ironmongery can be the difference between a door that looks functional, but drab, and one that looks stylish and inviting. The ironmongery you select should match the rest of the door’s appearance. It should also look good with the style and design of your home.
Cost: Ironmongery comes in a wide variety of price points. It’s important to select ironmongery that is consistent with the rest of the door’s design, but also fits within your budget. There are many different types of ironmongery available, so you’ll have plenty to choose from no matter your budget.
Tips for Choosing the Right Ironmongery
When selecting ironmongery for your door, it’s important to take your time and select the right options. You don’t want to rush this process, as it could lead to errors in judgment that could negatively impact the look of your door.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right ironmongery:
Shop around: Before you select ironmongery for your door, you’ll want to shop around. You’ll want to get an idea of what is available and what is most popular. This will help you make an informed decision when it comes time to select the right ironmongery for your door. It always pays to speak to an expert so feel free to give us a call to talk through your options.
Take measurements: Even if you’re planning to purchase online, you should take measurements to ensure that the ironmongery you select will fit. This is important for all components of the door, but especially the mailbox. You don’t want to select an ironmongery that is too big for your door.
Select a style that compliments the rest of the door: While you want to select ironmongery that fits the style and design of your home, it’s also important to select a style that compliments the rest of the door. If you are replacing a door, this is especially important. You want to select a style and design that compliments the rest of the door’s components.
Choosing the right ironmongery for your door can be challenging. It’s important to select a style that compliments the rest of the door, as well as consider functionality and budget. There are many different types of ironmongery available, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. When selecting the right ironmongery for your door, shop around, take measurements, and select a style that compliments the rest of the door. With the information provided in this guide, you’ll be able to select the perfect ironmongery to enhance and complete your door.