Choosing Brass Door Handles

When wanting to give your home a nice touch and add some flair, consider Brass Handles. With a wide variety of styles, finishes and shapes to choose from, brass is the best choice for those who want to add some character to their home’s doors. While bronze handles were popular when door handles were first invented, brass is more modern and adds a little more flare to your door.

 

There are many different types of handles available, so you can choose one that fits into your home’s personality.

 

It just looks good: Brass has a timeless, bold look that won’t ever go out of style. It is an antique choice that looks amazing in any home. Polished Brass Handles come in various colours and finish, but polished brass is probably the easiest to find. This type of brass typically doesn’t require any painting and can be found at most hardware stores.

 

It is affordable: Polished brass door handles are usually only a few dollars, whereas bronze is much more expensive. Even though there are quite a few differences between the two, the finishes tend to be similar enough that you can purchase a polishing kit to achieve the finish on your own. Even if you don’t feel up to finishing the piece yourself, you’ll still be able to find bronze door handles on sale at a fraction of the price. This price will vary depending on the size and condition of the piece, but you may be able to find them for less than half the price of polished brass for some items.

 

It is more durable: While polished brass door handles are generally quite durable, bronze has proven over time to be stronger and more bendable. Since bronze is a softer metal than brass, it often crumbles or breaks under pressure. However, this metal is flexible enough to bend around a lock and often uses indoor handles of varying sizes. Because of this, it often outlasts brass when it comes to durability.

 

There are a variety of styles available: Just as there are various finishes for brass door handles, there are a variety of styles available. You can find them in simple finishes, similar to the satin finishes common on satin door furniture but feature thicker grooves. You can also find them with a variety of decorative cuts, such as scrolls and bumps. You could even choose from hot pewter finishes, which feature rich metallic highlights. The style that you choose will be largely dependent on the overall design theme of the room where the piece is intended to go.

 

You can avoid the possibility of tarnish by keeping the pieces in a protective environment: Many people choose to purchase polished Brass Handles instead of tarnished ones. However, a polished finish will still attract fingerprints and will have the same potential for staining over time. On the other hand, a satin finish will not tarnish and will remain shiny and new looking. This makes them ideal for use in areas where you expect and need to clean up food and drink and those spaces between rooms or other furnishings where they will not get dirty very quickly.