|Hardware as "building jewelry"|
The choice of architectural hardware depends on many factors such as budget, building type, room hierarchy and decoration. In houses, the more public rooms such as the living and dining rooms should have more ornate hardware whereas; prosaic rooms such as the kitchen, mudroom, bathroom or laundry should have simpler hardware.
Door hardware with split finish
Knobs are made up of two parts: the knob proper and the rose. Knob sizes typically range between 1 7/8” and 2 ¼”, roses have a similar variation. Bigger knobs can be used on a front door. It is important to make sure that the rose keeps a proportional relation to the size of the knob. Knobs are typically centered on the door style though, if the door style is too narrow, you may have to move the knob slightly off center to avoid rapping your knuckles on the door jambs.
|The rose should keep a proportional relation to the knob's size|
|Off center knob in a narrow style door|
|Multi-point locking mechanism|
|Olive knuckle hinge|