Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Have you considered replacing the door hardware in your home, but were overwhelmed with options? We get it. Once you decide whether you want a knob or lever, you have to choose what style of trim you want and the finish.
Have you considered replacing the door hardware in your home, but were overwhelmed with options? We get it. Once you decide whether you want a knob or lever, you have to choose what style of trim you want and the finish. But how do you know what to choose, or what will look best with the rest of your house?
This guide goes over the 9 most popular home styles and the best door hardware for those styles, making your life a little easier.
Craftsman homes are recognizable by their intricate woodwork or stonework, arched doorways and an emphasis on natural materials. They often have a wide front porch, big fireplaces and exposed beams.
Suggested door hardware: Addison trim in Matte Black.
Country and Farmhouse styles of home are updates on the classic colonial. These homes have wide front porches, evenly spaced windows with shutters and wood accents and siding.
Suggested door hardware: Camelot trim in Matte Black.
Tudor homes can be recognized by their steep, multi-gabled rooflines. They have large chimneys, decorative entryways and exteriors often made of brick, stone or stucco.
Suggested door hardware: Wakefield trim in Aged Bronze.
Victorian style homes tend to be very narrow but tall, often three stories or more. With their towers and turrets, which lead to their asymmetrical design, and steep rooflines, they are very recognizable.
Suggested door hardware: Brookshire trim in Antique Brass.
Ranch homes are probably the most common home style. They are single floor homes, often in an L or U shape with an attached garage.
Suggested door hardware: Greenwich trim in Satin Nickel.
These homes feature flat or low sloped roofs, geometric lines, large windows and a lot of steel and concrete. They are very sharp, sleek and minimalist.
Suggested door hardware: Collins trim in Satin Nickel.
7. Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Modern homes are characterized by use of glass and open floor plans. They use a lot of flat lines throughout the architecture and emphasize nature through the placement of big, wide windows.
Suggested door hardware: Century trim in Chrome or Polished Nickel.
Contemporary architecture puts a lot of focus on nature. Most of the building materials are natural/sustainable like bamboo flooring or granite counters. There is also a lot of natural light brought into the homes using plenty of windows.
Suggested door hardware: Upland trim in Satin Nickel.
9. Industrial Modern
This style of home is named for the industrial style they model themselves after. They have exposed components that most homes hide, such as A/C ducts and indoor brick. They also feature big windows and high ceilings.
Suggested door hardware: Greyson trim in Matte Black.
Let us help you narrow down the perfect product combination even further. Try our Style Selector tool for help!