Leverage a look that works with Schlage's most stylish levers.


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Leverage a look that works with Schlage's most stylish levers.

By emily.bailey

Monday, July 1, 2019

Leverage your look with Schlage's most stylish levers.

One of the easiest ways to give your home's look an upgrade is to replace conventional door knobs with simple - and simply beautiful - levers.



Schlage Northbrook lever on a mid-century modern dining room door.
One of the easiest ways to give your home's look an upgrade is to replace conventional door knobs with simple - and simply beautiful - levers. Levers are distinctive yet timeless, and a range of style options means they work "door to door," from the front door to your French doors and everywhere in between.
Schlage Sacramento lever on glamorous bathroom door.

Style and function

Schlage offers distinctive door levers in a variety of finishes, styles and trims. With such a wide selection, it’s easy to find the perfect match for both function and style. There are electronic keypads and smart locks, as well as privacy (Bed and Bath) locks and passage (Hall and Closet) locks. All of this makes Schlage levers as versatile as they are stylish.

Minimalist Schlage Custom Eller lever in Matte Black on white door.

Speaking of versatile, levers are also easy to open for children, people who find gripping door knobs difficult and those who literally have their hands full. Carrying grocery bags or a laundry basket? Levers are “elbow friendly” for instances like these. And Schlage levers can be easily installed in minutes using only a screwdriver.

Open possibilities

From classic looks that never go out of style to bold contemporary designs, Schlage’s levers and door handles fit and accentuate virtually any décor. With a wide range of interior and exterior door levers, trims and finishes, it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for.

Schlage door lever styles.
  1. Schlage Custom Northbrook lever with Upland trim in Bright Chrome. A fresh, inventive take on a legendary, distinctively simple style.

  2. Schlage Custom Whitney lever with Camelot trim in Aged Bronze. A contemporary take on the classic look and feel of wrought iron paired with Schlage’s flagship trim.

  3. Birmingham lever in Aged Bronze. Delicate, ornate flourishes for a classic and beautiful Victorian-inspired look.

  4. Sacramento lever in Satin Nickel. Versatile styling and flowing lines complement any decor.

  5. Schlage Custom Broadway lever with Century trim in Bright Chrome. A tastefully edgy aesthetic with a decidedly Mid-Century Modern flair.

  6. Schlage Custom Eller lever with Collins trim in Matte Black. Scandinavian inspiration, precision and simplicity combine for a minimalist masterpiece.

  7. Schlage Custom Northbrook with Upland trim in Satin Nickel. Imaginative and refined with Bauhaus inspiration and simple elegance.

Which hand is which?

Levers for handlesets and non-turning locks need to be chosen based upon which direction your door opens. Does it open to the left or to the right? Schlage’s lever model numbers are conveniently marked on the product packaging as left handed (LH) or right handed (RH), accordingly, to help you choose the lever that’s right for your door. For straight levers, like the Schlage Latitude lever, handing does not apply.

More handy tips

With so many lever designs to choose from, a little preparation prior to purchase goes a long way. When heading to the hardware store, it may be helpful to bring your old door hardware for reference. Also bring pictures of the door and doorway you’re working on as well as your room setting. If you’re not sure what style you want, snap some photos of what’s available in the store and use them as reference at home. And, again, depending upon the specific application, don’t forget to make sure the lever you choose is handed correctly.

Schlage Custom Broadway lever on living room door.
Always feel free to ask for advice from your hardware professional and, most of all, have fun! You’re about to update your home beautifully – and in the easiest way possible – with the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage.