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What You Need to Know Before Buying Interior Door Hardware

August 25, 2021

In: Interior

When ordering new interior door hardware, it might be hard to figure out exactly what you need. For decisions on whether to choose a lever or knob, see our piece “Lever or Knob?” Other selections you may need to make include door handing, backset, door thickness, and if you need keyed, privacy, passage, or dummy hardware. Some of this is briefly covered in our post on exterior hardware for your entryway, but we’ll touch on it here again.

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Things to Know When Choosing an Entry Set

May 19, 2021

In: Exterior

One of the first decisions to make when choosing your home’s entry set is whether you want a mortise lock set or a tubular lock set. Viewed from the front of a closed door, they may look the same, but installation, price, and security are quite different.

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Lever or Knob?

May 12, 2021

In: Interior

Knobs or Levers? There are many angles to examine when making the choice between knobs and levers for the doors in your home. You’ll want to consider if you have pets, if you frequently have your hands full, the style of your home and door, your physical health, etc. Let’s break it down to make the decision not only easier, but well informed.

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Defining Design Styles

April 21, 2021

In: Design

Perhaps you’re building a new home, looking to remodel, or just want to change up your home’s aesthetics. In any case, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed or confused by all the fancy names and styles available. Before getting into the difference between “modern farmhouse” and “modern country,” we'll start with some of the broader, more basic categories.

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Emtek's Newest Contemporary Knob Additions and New Collection

April 7, 2021

In: Interior

Emtek has introduced two new contemporary interior door knobs this year as well as a new collection: the Verve Knob, the Spoke Knob, & the Studio Brass Collection.

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