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    A look at more than 95 years of innovation

    May 18, 2018 8:02 AM by emily.bailey

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    Schlage History

    From early lock innovations to today’s smart lock technology, Schlage has been at the forefront of the industry and is a global leader continuing to grow its reputation for innovation, performance and style.

     

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    Walter Schlage’s first patent was issued in 1909. The company that would bear his name was incorporated in 1920. From early lock innovations to today’s smart lock technology, Schlage has been at the forefront of the industry and is a global leader continuing to grow its reputation for innovation, performance and style. Click through this historical timeline and see history in the making.
     

    A look through Schlage's history.

    From its original patents to the latest smart lock technology, Schlage's history consists of more than 95 years of innovation.

    The first smart home device.

    1909

    The first smart home device.

    Ahead of today’s smart home by more than 100 years, Walter Schlage patented a door lock that also turned the home’s lights on and off.

    Schlage Lock Company is Born.

    1920

    Schlage Lock Company is born.

    Walter Schlage opens his own lock shop, developing tools to manufacture the first push-button locking mechanism.

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    1921

    The cylindrical pin-tumbler lock.

    As an alternative to the mortise lock, the standard of the day, Walter Schlage advances the new cylindrical pin-tumbler lock by adding his push-button.

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    1923

    Push-button lock revolutionizes industry.

    The Schlage Lock Company goes into full-scale production of the new push-button lock from its brand-new production facility.

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    1940

    Modern pioneer honored.

    Walter Schlage is honored with the Modern Pioneer Award for outstanding American inventors by the National Association of Manufacturers.

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    1946

    Mr. Schlage passes.

    Walter Schlage, “the Lock Wizard,” dies at the age of 64, securing a timeless legacy that endures to this day.

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    1950

    Expansion.

    The Schlage Lock Company begins more than a half-century of growth with an acquisition strategy that continues to bring innovative, new products into the fold.

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    1958

    Lovely locks...The jewels of the home.

    This Schlage ad appeared in magazines in 1958.

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    1961

    Beauty where it shows, quality where it counts.

    Schlage's ad campaigns in the early 60s featured entryways designed by architects. The one featured in this ad was designed by Anshen & Allen.

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    1974

    Acquisition.

    Schlage is acquired by Ingersoll Rand and becomes part of the Ingersoll Rand Door Hardware Group.

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    1975

    Going global.

    Schlage, still part of Ingersoll Rand, acquires lock manufacturing facilities in New Zealand, and a global brand is born.

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    1976

    Rocky Mountain High.

    Schlage continues its domestic growth with the opening of a new production facility in Security, Colorado manufacturing standard locksets and handcrafted hardware.

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    1997

    Bold move.

    Schlage relocates its administrative offices to Colorado Springs, Colorado, as part of aggressive growth initiatives which continue to this day.

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    2002

    Kryptonite.

    Schlage acquires Kryptonite, the renowned bicycle lock manufacturer, to further diversify its product offerings.

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    2004

    It's electric.

    Schlage releases the King Kobra Digital Lock, a manually programmable electronic access control lock.

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    2008

    Connected.

    Schlage announces its first connected door lock, a wireless battery-powered lock that works with Z-Wave smart home systems.

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    2010

    Team effort.

    Schlage joins Home Depot to provide entry and indoor locks for 24 Habitat for Humanity homes in Colorado Springs.

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    2010

    Brand awareness.

    Remodeling Magazine brand use study reveals Schlage as the most recognized brand among remodelers from among brands in 46 product categories.

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    2011

    First built in alarm.

    Schlage launches the first residential door lock with a built-in, instant-on alarm, that provides an additional layer of security.

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    2012

    On guard.

    Schlage spearheads a national neighborhood safety initiative in conjunction with National Neighborhood Watch and the USAonWatch crime prevention program.

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    2013

    Go keyless.

    The new Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock puts keyless entry and built-in alarm technology at users’ fingertips.

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    2013

    Welcome to Allegion.

    Schlage’s global stature is reinforced through its acquisition by Allegion, North America’s #1 manufacturer of security and safety products and systems.

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    2014

    Keyless takes off.

    Keyless takes off. Schlage ushers in “The Keyless Era” with the launch of its newest electronic lock, the Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Lock.

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    2015

    Schlage style and innovation.

    Schlage door hardware becomes known as much for its premium style as for its innovation and quality.

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    2015

    Smart ideas.

    Schlage introduces the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt, designed to work with Apple HomeKit technology to provide next-gen keyless convenience.

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    2016

    Always colorful.

    ELEVATE Design Collective unveils a revitalized urban Soho loft designed in partnership with Jennifer Schmidt during New York Design Week. The event showcases Single Malt, a new signature color developed by the Collective at the Pantone Color Institute.

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    2017

    Innovation.

    Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt is now compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit and Android.

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    2017

    Setting the standard.

    Schlage is one of the first lock manufacturers to adopt the new BHMA residential lock-grading performance standards.

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    2018

    And more innovation.

    Schlage unveils its newest product, Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware, which offers advanced flexibility in functionality and premium designer style at the affordable Schlage price.

     
    The first smart home device.
    1909

    The first smart home device.

    Schlage Lock Company is born.

    The cylindrical pin-tumbler lock.

    Push-button lock revolutionizes industry.

    Modern pioneer honored.

    Mr. Schlage passes.

    Expansion.

    Lovely locks...The jewels of the home.

    Beauty where it shows, quality where it counts.

    Acquisition.

    Going global.

    Rocky Mountain High.

    Bold move.

    Kryptonite.

    It's electric.

    Connected.

    Team effort.

    Brand awareness.

    First built in alarm.

    On guard.

    Go keyless.

    Welcome to Allegion.

    Keyless takes off.

    Schlage style and innovation.

    Smart ideas.

    Always colorful.

    Innovation.

    Setting the standard.

    And more innovation.

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    For more information on Schlage’s legacy and Schlage today, click here. In the meantime, stay informed of new product developments and company news by connecting with us on one of our social channels.

    Great design is in the details – a look back at the ELEVATE Design Collective

    May 17, 2018 8:12 AM by pooja.katkar

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Interior Design - Jennifer Wagner Schmidt

    To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the ELEVATE Design Collective NYC loft unveiling, we're catching up with designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt to reflect on the impact the project has made in the world of interior design.

     

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    Two years ago, six home brands came together to show how the smallest details can work together to truly complete your space. Schlage®, Delta®, Formica®, Hunter®, JELD-WEN®, and KitchenAid® formed the ELEVATE Design Collective and set out on a mission to inspire and expand the possibilities of interior design. To show their products in action, they teamed up with interior designers Jennifer Wagner Schmidt and Mary Jo Peterson to complete a breathtaking New York City loft makeover. To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the unveiling, we’re catching up with Jennifer Wagner Schmidt of JWS Interiors to reflect on the impact the ELEVATE Design Collective has made in the world of interior design.
    Interior Design - ELEVATE Design Collective - Jennifer Wagner Schmidt

    Q&A with Jennifer Wagner Schmidt

    Q: What have you been up to since we last worked together? Any fun projects you care to share?

    A. "So much has happened in 2 years! The Elevate project was such a great experience and project to work on with everyone. JWS Interiors garnered new clients as a result of the project, which has been great!

    We recently completed a whole house project here in the DC area. A unique, modern take on farmhouse style, the Piet Boon designed home was one of my favorite projects to work on. JWS Interiors was tasked with the design of the entire home. We were thrilled when Elle Decor featured it as a whole house tour this past March."

    Q: Looking back, how did the Elevate project change your view on door hardware? Have you found yourself recommending it to clients?

    A. "Working with Schlage was great for me a designer. I learned so much about hardware in general; the project also made me focus more attention on this important detail when designing!"

    Q: Since Elevate, Schlage has launched the Schlage Custom Door Hardware line – what do you think? What is your favorite, style and finish?

    A. "This was a really smart idea-it allows the homeowner or designer to really tailor the hardware to the project/home. I'm always partial to clean, modern lines, so the Custom Latitude Lever with Upland Trim was a clear winner in my book! The Matte Black finish looks amazing!"

    Q: What features of Custom do you see being most useful in consumers’ homes?

    A. "Anytime you have the option to customize your look--whether that relates to fabric, finishes, or in this case, the style of hardware & finish-- without spending a lot of money--is a win-win. The customer gets exactly what they want - no compromise when it comes to style or function."

    Q: Lastly, a fun question, what Single Malt product did you secretly want to take home after the Elevate Design Collective loft unveil?

    A. "The Hunter Ceiling Fan was really different and modern. I loved the wire caged industrial feel!"

    At Schlage, we’re not done impacting the world of interior design. Check out our latest stylish and innovative line of door hardware – Schlage Custom – and choose from a wide range of high-end designer styles and finishes.

    Treat Mom to the ultimate in Mother’s Day luxury: 5 unique gift ideas

    May 10, 2018 5:15 AM by reference-adjustment-service

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Mother's Day - Gift ideas - Schlage

    This is the perfect year to pamper your mom to the max for Mother’s Day! This list of unique, luxurious gift ideas will help you show proper appreciation for all Mom does.

     

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    This is the perfect year to pamper your mom to the max for Mother’s Day! We’ve curated a list of the most luxurious ways to avoid the old flowers-and-card standby and show proper appreciation for all Mom does – check it out below:
    Mother's Day - Gift ideas - Schlage

    Jewelry for her home

    Treat her to an interior design upgrade – if you choose door hardware as your focus, it won’t be as expensive or time-consuming as it sounds. Next time she’s out of the house for a few hours, consider updating door hardware and hinges to coordinate finishes between other interior accents like kitchen plumbing and cabinet hardware – it only takes a few minutes with a screwdriver to replace a door knob or lever. Step up to premium door hardware (like Schlage Custom locks) and add a fresh coat of paint for a door makeover that will bring every room in the home to life. You can even add an electronic lock to the front or garage door, allowing her to track when the kids come and go and even ‘accidentally’ delete the in-laws’ access codes when she needs some quiet time.

    Get personalized

    Jewelry and perfume are fairly traditional gifts, but these days it’s easy to add a much more personalized touch. Whether it’s a necklace with an engraved pendant or an artisanal scent customized to her unique body chemistry, look for a gift that no one else can have. If a special perfume sounds perfect for her, you can get some city-based recommendations here – we love New Orleans’ Bourbon French Perfumes because they do a body chemistry analysis, but there are options on both coasts and in the Midwest.

    Classic luxury

    Is there anything softer or more luxurious than silk? Think pillowcases, robes, slippers, eye masks – you can even find silk-infused shampoo, conditioner and body lotion for the ultimate in softness.

    A relaxing bath kit

    This time, skip the quick and convenient supermarket buy and put a little more time into crafting your own version. Keeping in mind her favorite scents and flavors, put together a bathtub relaxation kit: a bathtub caddy to keep items dry, a well-made journal where she can record her thoughts and reminisce over memories, a good bottle of wine, a yummy scented candle, and a skin-softening bath bomb.

    Peaceful getaways

    Take the bath kit a step further and let the professionals handle it – send Mom on a spa getaway! For the ultimate in luxury, a trip to Amangiri is one she’ll never forget – it was recently featured in a Forbes’ Top 10 luxury gift list as one of the most private and peaceful locations in the world. If she’s the more active type, send her on an adventure tour for a taste of the traveling life – there are lots of options available, ranging from wine tours to wildlife viewings and meditation retreats.

    How are you showering your mom for Mother’s Day? We’d love to hear your gift ideas over on Twitter or Facebook.

    Ted talks front porches: how history and style repeat themselves

    April 27, 2018 8:12 AM by emily.bailey

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Ted talks front porches: how history and style repeat themselves

    A passionate architectural historian, Ted talks about the evolution of the front porch in America, its up and down history and its recent renaissance.

     

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    Ted Talks - Front Porches - Schlage

    Last April, we explored some budget-friendly tips for getting your front porch in tip-top shape each Spring. Creating first impressions. Making your porch a living space. Simply dressing up your front door. There’s no end to the simple, affordable and stylish ways to welcome the season–and the world–to your home.

     

    Where did it all begin? And what can we look forward to as front porches make a major comeback as both a functional and fashionable statement?

     

    For some insight, we turned to Ted Roberts, the Style and Design Chief at Allegion. A passionate architectural historian, Ted talks about the evolution of the front porch in America, its up and down history and its recent renaissance. He also shares his vision for the future of front porches and their role in creating a sense of community.

    Ted Talks - Front Porches - Outdoor Living - Schlage

    Q&A with Ted Roberts

    Q: What can you tell us about the historical significance of the front porch?

    A. “Homes, throughout history, have always reflected our cultural and practical needs. In colonial times, there weren’t many porches. It wasn’t until after The Revolutionary War that they began to appear in the South, driven by the need to escape the heat. The porch served a function. It was a comfortable part of the house because of its cooling breezes and protection from the sun. But it was also a meeting place, a comfortable place to socialize. And the nation was growing.”

    Q: That was the beginning, what happened next?

    A. “Over time, the porch evolved, getting more expansive and becoming an even more functional meeting space. This continued into the 1920s. As our cities and towns grew, porches became a social phenomenon because homes were being constructed so close together.”

    Q: And then the popularity started to decline?

    A. “Yes. The 1920s into the 30s saw a drop-off, mostly due to new technologies. With the automobile, people simply weren’t at home as much. Also, the dirt and noise from the roads made porches less inviting. On into the 1950s, you had the advent of radio and TV which tended to keep people in the house. And then came air conditioning! Now you didn’t even have to go outside to catch a cool breeze.”

    Q: When did the front porch start to make a comeback?

    A. “While there was a slight comeback in front porches for a time between 1970 and about 2000, we saw many home designs dominated by garage doors. Technology had again forced a design shift that put the front porch on the back burner and two-car garages at the forefront.

    Two things are leading today’s comeback. We’re becoming more social, number one. And number two: home delivery. We once had the milkman making deliveries, but that faded as communities grew and small local grocers became big chain supermarkets. Now it has come full circle with technology allowing for everything from meal services to package deliveries. The result: a functional need to have a protected place for such things. This simple need has contributed to the morphing of the front porch into a useful and social showplace for the home.

    Q: Where is the porch going?

    A. “Based on what we’re seeing, it’s not going anywhere. The porch has become a unique space and a showcase for one’s fashion sense and is important to the curb appeal of a home. While it’s not your living room, people are bringing the same design sense to the space. Plants, furniture, ceiling fans, outdoor televisions, the traditional porch swing, occasional tables, built-ins – these are all now part of the front porch landscape. And will continue to be.”

    Ted Talks - Front Porches - Schlage

    Q: How has this impacted the front door, itself?

    A. “Your front door is not just for wreaths anymore. It’s a space where you can make a statement. A reflection on “who owns this house.” You can dress up your door with things like pictures frames and family crests. You can refinish an old door or transform it entirely with large-pane glass or fancy cut glass with black muntin separating the panes – a huge trend right now.

    “Perhaps the easiest and most cost-efficient way to update your look is with new door hardware. And with so many styles available, you can complement everything from traditional to farmhouse to modern decor. Your front door can set the tone of your home, whatever your style. Quickly. Easily. Affordably.”

    Ted Talks - Front Door - Schlage

    Q: What does this mean for Schlage?

    A. “We’ve built our business by keeping pace with the needs of our homeowners. For instance, as front doors have become larger, we’ve included an assortment of oversized handlesets in our Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware line that will come out later this year. We also offer a broad assortment of knobs, levers and electronic locks that can be paired with a range of Schlage products depending on the style or door application.”

    The front porch is back, big time, and Schlage continues to be bring innovation and style to this important space, just as it has for more than 95 years. For more on how Schlage can open up a world of possibilities for your front porch, visit Schlage.com.

    Ted Talks: A century of Schlage – celebrating the spirit of innovation

    April 23, 2018 11:30 AM by Ted_Roberts

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    Schlage History - Walter Schlage - Founder

    Ted reflects upon the many technological and stylistic advancements that have made Schlage what it is today – and the man who started it all.

     

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    Ted Roberts - Schlage History

    Schlage didn’t invent the lock. But founder, innovator and visionary Walter Schlage certainly perfected it in ways no one could have imagined when he founded the company in 1920. From his first patent in 1909 – a door lock that could also turn the lights on and off – through the decades of innovation that followed, Schlage literally reinvented the door lock as well as the category of door hardware.

     

    One of the first things a visitor notices when entering parent-company Allegion’s headquarters is a wall with 826 patent certificates proudly displayed. It stands as a testament to the lasting commitment to problem solving, customer security and satisfaction, and a spirit of innovation that has stood the test of time.

     

    Who better than Ted Roberts, Allegion’s Style and Design Chief, to speak to this spirit? Ted reflects upon the many technological and stylistic advancements that have made Schlage what it is today – and the man who started it all.

    Q&A with Ted Roberts

    Q. Where did Schlage begin and where is the company now?

    A. “The company has been around for a long time and has quite the history. It all started with Walter Schlage, an immigrant lock maker, who brought some very original ideas with him to America which then became patents and the foundation of Schlage. Dynamic, interesting and creative, Walter was what you’d call a “tinkerer.” His very simple goal, when you boil it all down, was to solve problems.

    “That’s really our goal today. Whether we’re talking engineering challenges, keeping up with the latest style trends or making our door hardware easy to install and use, everything we do is designed to afford our homeowners the best possible experience. It’s no surprise, with this kind of heritage, that people expect a lot from us. We want to exceed those expectations.”

    Ted Talks - Walter Schlage - Schlage History

    Q. Where do you see things going?

    A. “I don’t see our mission changing in the future, this perfect harmony of style and function. I see us continuing the melding of aesthetics, innovative product features, reliability and performance that continues to delight our customers. We have some big shoes to fill. We take that responsibility – to our heritage and to our customers – very seriously.”

    Q. What are some of the specific innovations Walter – and Schlage – are known for?

    A. “With over 800 North American patents alone, there are a lot of them. Walter was really the grandfather of the smart lock. His first patent was for a lock that turned on your house lights when you entered. It’s so ironic how that very first innovation was the precursor to the entire generation of smart locks we’re introducing as we speak.

    “Another that’s relevant today is Walter’s process of attaching glass to metal to create a glass door knob. They’re popular again today and are prominently featured in some of our newest collections. Taking something old and making it new again while remaining faithful to its origins – that’s a great example of true timelessness. And that goes for the products we make as well as our company as a whole.”

    “Walter also improved the cylindrical lock by adding his push-button innovation. which is still in use today. Again, we started with Walter’s desire to make life easier for people and that continues today with the products we make.”

    Ted Talks - Walter Schlage - Smart Lock

    Q. What has changed the most with the company over the years?

    A. “In a word, scope. The more we’ve looked at keeping the promises we’ve made to our homeowners over the years, the more new designs, styles, products and technologies have been explored.

    “We’ve grown so much as a company and as innovators. Mechanical and electronic locks. Exit devices. Card readers. Biometric interfaces. Door hardware. I don’t even think Walter Schlage could have envisioned what his homegrown company would one day become.”

    Q. What do you think Walter Schlage would say if he saw you now?

    A. “On one hand, I imagine he would be in awe of the size of the company, today’s technology and, like I said, the sheer scope of the products the brands create. I also think he would still want to tinker with everything – see what’s going on inside and what makes today’s products tick.

    “But he’d find a lot of familiar ground too, just in the way we approach our jobs and our commitment to security, safety and product performance. He’d also recognize in us a certain familiar entrepreneurial spirit and our company-wide desire to always look for and achieve the next best thing.”

    Q. In your role as Style and Design Chief, how does this sense of history impact you, personally, in your day-to-day duties?

    A. “I think I can speak for all of us when I say we feel like torch-bearers in a sense. Technologies change. Needs change. Styles certainly change–and then change back. We have to be in tune with that, just as Walter was in assessing his own customers’ needs way back when.

    “That’s really our goal today. Whether we’re talking engineering challenges, keeping up with the latest style trends or making our door hardware easy to install and use, everything we do is designed to afford our homeowners the best possible experience. It’s no surprise, with this kind of heritage, that people expect a lot from us. We want to exceed those expectations.”

    Ted Talks - Schlage History

    “As a designer following in his footsteps, I’m constantly aware that design is more than appearance – it’s a harmony of function as well as style, with each enhancing the other. Walter’s example guides us, as a company, to continue to look at what we do, holistically focusing on our customer and his or her positive experience with our products.

     

    “For me, personally, I want us to continue our mission of keeping people safe and secure where they live, work and visit. We’re designing products that people rely on, so we need to get it right. If Walter saw us today, I would want him to recognize and appreciate that and feel as much pride as we do in making it happen. And, maybe a little selfishly, I’d like him to be impressed with our passion for design.”

    From humble beginnings and the singular vision of a “tinkerer” to a global company and brand, Schlage has been and continues to be a testament to innovation and style. For more on how Schlage’s century-old heritage contributes to opening up a world of possibilities, visit Schlage.com.

    Life moments you’ll need the flexibility of customizable door hardware

    March 12, 2018 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    Life moments when you’ll need customizable door locks

    At Schlage, we appreciate that every room has a life of its own. That’s why we set out to create a door hardware solution that would support your needs and adapt to the changing life of any room.

     

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    Customizable - Door locks - Schlage Custom

    Life is ever changing. At Schlage, we appreciate that every room has a life of its own, evolving over time to reflect your unique preferences. That’s why we set out to create a door hardware solution that would support your needs and adapt to the changing life of any room.

     

    Designed as a flexible system, Schlage Custom hardware provides customers with a customizable lock solution. With the 2:1 functionality, you can change a non-locking door to lockable - without having to remove the inner core of the lock. This means you can switch the functionality of your door hardware without buying a new lock. Simply insert or remove the pin tool provided with the lock to change from one function to another.

     

    Below are five life moments you likely haven’t considered yet that makes Schlage Custom Door Hardware the perfect choice for families.

    First-time parents

    Congratulations! You just found out you’re expecting. Once that nesting phase hits, do you know where your child will be sleeping? It may be time to change that office or guest bedroom to a nursery. That might mean you’ll want a non-locking function on the nursery door to ensure you can always get to the baby quickly, and easily.

    Families with toddlers

    Once your child becomes mobile, consider the doors that may lead to dangerous areas they should be kept away from. Think, basement stairs and rooms that have not been baby-proofed like a home office, hobby room or even a closet storing items that are not safe for a baby or toddler to play with. Easily change your door knob or lever to a locking function without ever removing the hardware from the door.

    Families with young kids

    So what if your child accidentally locks herself in a room? There’s no need to break the knob – or door. All Schlage Custom locks come with an emergency unlock tool so you can quickly and easily free your child from accidental captivity. You may even want to consider switching a child-proof room, like their bedroom or playroom, from locking to non-locking (Hall & Closet function).

    Families with teenagers

    As your child grows and gains some independence, easily switch their hardware from non-locking to locking to grant a little more privacy. You may even want to add a little extra security to other areas of the home, like your closet if your kids are prone to stealing your clothes.

    Empty-nesters

    And just like that, you blink and your kids are all grown up, living in homes of their own. You may decide to change their old bedrooms into something with more utility for your stage of life. Perhaps a hobby room or guest bedroom.

    No matter where life takes you or your family, you can count on the quality and flexibility of Schlage Custom Door Hardware to support your needs along the way. Visit Schlage.com/custom to browse the multiple styles and finishes.

    Five problems. One Solution. Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware

    March 5, 2018 9:35 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    Five problems. One Solution. Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware

    The mark of a true innovator is solving problems before you even know you have them. This is certainly the case when it comes to creating perfect door hardware for your home.

     

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    The mark of a true innovator is solving problems before you even know you have them. This is certainly the case when it comes to creating perfect door hardware for your home. There are so many factors to consider – from how a door functions to how it looks to how easy it is to install to what it costs. At Schlage, we continue to develop innovative products that eliminate problems and add simplicity, safety and style to your home.

    1. We have to hand it to you

    Is your door right handed or left handed? That’s something many people don’t think about when they’re shopping for door hardware. With a left-handed door, from the outside the door hinges are on your left. With a right-handed door, they’re on your right. Schlage Custom Door Hardware makes shopping easy. You don’t need to choose a left or right-handed lock ahead of time because the core can be customized to work either way.

    2. It’s your turn

    It’s a good idea going in to decide if you prefer knobs or levers for your door hardware. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of options available once you get to the home-improvement store. Schlage Custom Door Hardware offers 12 knob and lever designs from which to choose. So what impression are you looking to make? What rooms will they open? Think function as well as fashion.

    3. You’ve got the look

    Whether shopping online or visiting your local home improvement retailer, Schlage Custom Door Hardware makes it easier to find the perfect look. From Traditional and Transitional to Contemporary, we offer trim options with subtle, yet unique details meant to make a lasting impression. Hidden screws. Low-profile designs. It’s the little things that make a big difference and add value.

    4. From start to finish

    It’s exciting to have a wide selection of design options available to you. Do you prefer the understated style of Satin Brass? The timelessness and flexibility of Satin Nickel? The rustic character of Aged Bronze? The contemporary elegance of Matte Black? Schlage Custom Door Hardware is available in a range of customizable options to suit.

    5. To lock or not to lock?

    That is the question. Are you looking for a non-locking interior door for a hallway or closet? Or do you want an added measure of privacy and security for a locking bedroom, bathroom or home office? With Schlage Custom Door Hardware you don’t have to choose one or the other. The innovative system includes a locking pin that easily allows you to switch back and forth. One system. Endless possibilities.

    Be in the know. Change your mind–and pretty much anything else your heart desires–without having to change your lock. For more information, visit schlage.com/custom.

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware: Flexibility, innovation & style

    February 26, 2018 6:15 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware: Flexibility, innovation & style

    Today, it’s your sanctuary, be it a craft room or den, media room or man cave. It’s the embodiment of who you are right now, a perfect reflection of your style and lifestyle. But what about tomorrow?

     

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    Bedroom door lock - Office door hardware - Schlage Custom

    Today, it’s your sanctuary, be it a craft room or den, media room or man cave. It’s the embodiment of who you are right now, a perfect reflection of your style and lifestyle.
     

    But what about tomorrow? Let’s say you start that home business and you want the privacy and order of a home office. Or maybe you turn it into a workout room. Or a guest room. Or a nursery. The possibilities are endless.
     

    To unleash the potential of any room, we suggest innovative new door hardware that grows with you and adapts effortlessly to your changing needs. Introducing Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware, a revolutionary system that elevates the design and flexibility of your home.

    Custom Look. Premium Style.

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware features concealed screws and low-profile trim for a premium designer look. There are 12 knob and lever designs from which to choose and seven trim styles in six finishes, so the options are virtually limitless. Whether you’re simply replacing outdated locks, remodeling, or just want to add a fresh decorative touch, personalizing your room – or your entire home – has never been easier.

    Bedroom door lock - Schlage Custom Door Hardware - Privacy Pin

    One system. Endless possibilities.

    The innovative Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware system works on any interior door. Simply choose the perfect combination of trim, finish and knob or lever. Installation is simple and defaults to a non-locking mode. If you want to add privacy, simply install the included locking pin to the interior side of the door. In a matter of seconds, you can convert a locking home office into a non-locking nursery, or a non-locking craft room into a lockable guest room.

    Premium door hardware - Schlage Custom

    Style. Innovation. And Value.

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware offers premium style at an unbelievable value. Especially when you consider the range of styles and hardware available as well as its innovative design. It’s never been easier or more affordable to give each room in your house a designer look.

    Schlage is an Allegion brand and has been providing innovation, style, security and value in door hardware for nearly 100 years. Allegion is a global pioneer in the field of safety and security with more than 25 brands sold in 130 countries.

    3 hardware details to turn your home into a winter retreat

    February 19, 2018 12:31 PM by pooja.katkar

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    3 hardware details to turn your home into a winter retreat

    Don't let the frigid temps or gloomy weather keep you from adding a little cheer and personality to your home.

     

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    Once the hustle of the holiday season ends and winter drags on, it's easy to find yourself in a home decor rut. Don't let the frigid temps or gloomy weather keep you from adding a little cheer and personality to your home. Here are three simple details that are easy to complete and will make your home a winter retreat you won't mind being trapped in a little while longer.
    Winter home decor - Glass door knobs - Schlage

    1. Install glamorous lighting

    The days may be short but that shouldn't stop you from bringing a little brightness indoors. Consider changing any overhead lighting that may be dull and inadequate for a statement piece that will instantly brighten your home - and maybe even your mood! Installing a pendant or chandelier is an easy project any skill level can take on but be sure to follow all the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. If you're wiring brand new lighting for the first time, it may be best to seek out a professional first.

    2. Swap boring, outdated hardware for glass door knobs

    It's no secret that we find upgrading your door hardware to be an easy way to complete the design of your home. We're loving the thought of adding some glass door knobs - like our new Alexandria or Hobson knobs - to add a bit of sparkle and shine to a season that is often overtaken by gloom. If glass door knobs are not your style, simply choosing a finish that better reflects your home's decor can be the perfect upgrade you're looking for. Let our style selector tool help you find your perfect match.

    3. Don't be afraid to mix a few finishes

    Upgrading your lighting or door hardware doesn't have to result in a domino effect of changing all hardware to a matching finish. Embrace mixed finishes and add a little drama or interest to your decor. Here are our tried and true tips for mixing hardware finishes flawlessly. If you're feeling extra bold and unconventional, you can even mix finishes among your door hardware. Honeybear Lane proves that it's perfectly fine to create your own rules and choose designs that add a little more character than you had before.

    Are you taking on any last minute winter projects before spring hits? Share your photos with us on Instagram and Facebook!

    5 steps to achieving a Farmhouse look in your home

    February 16, 2018 9:06 AM by pooja.katkar

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    5 steps to achieving a Farmhouse look in your home

    Looking to make your home feel cozy? The Farmhouse style is becoming increasingly popular because of its warmth and comfort. It only takes a few updates to achieve this look.

     

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    Farmhouse Style - Home Decor - Schlage

    Looking to make your home feel cozy? The Farmhouse style is becoming increasingly popular because of its warmth and comfort. Don't live anywhere near a farm? No worries! It only takes a few style updates to achieve the Farmhouse look.

    WHAT IS FARMHOUSE STYLE?

    As the name suggests, Farmhouse style has roots in country living. Everything about Farmhouse - from the paint, to the furniture, to the accessories - are simple and sturdy. There are a lot of natural colors, natural wood and reclaimed materials. With pieces that lean more to function than form, Farmhouse can be surprisingly modern and stylish.

    Neutrals

    Farmhouse is all about simplicity and is best represented by natural, neutral colors like beiges, greys and white. If you want to throw in color on an accent wall or with your furniture, consider natural colors like sage greens and light browns.

    Functional

    Because of its country living roots, Farmhouse furniture and spaces should be sturdy and functional. Antiques can fit in with this style, but delicate, fragile pieces should be avoided. Reclaimed wood is a great option because it fits in with the color palette and can be used as functional pieces like tables and shelves.

    Comfort

    Comfort goes hand in hand with choosing functional items. Big dining room tables and soft couches that can fit the whole family are key. Anything that appears delicate or breakable doesn’t fit with the Farmhouse style. Everything should exude comfort and invite your guests to relax and spend time in your home.

    Texture

    Using a variety of textures helps add dimension to your home. This can include shiplap walls, a stone fireplace or a reclaimed beam for a mantle. The key is to pull in a variety of natural elements and textures that work in your room. Even simple additions like a wood and metal end table paired with a wool throw on your couch can make a big impact.

    Simple

    Overall, the Farmhouse look is focused on simplicity. It feels natural as if the look was created over a period of time. The furniture doesn’t need to match. Instead of buying a whole set, find individual pieces that are comfortable and complement your style. Accessories are great, but be careful about overcrowding. Keep your Farmhouse look clean and simple.

    If you are looking for decorating ideas, check out this post from HGTV for DIY Farmhouse style ideas. Get more general styling inspiration on our Pinterest page.
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