Door Knobs

  • Our Favourite Front Doors Through the Ages

    Here at Premierdoorhandles.co.uk we’re sure it won’t surprise you in the slightest to discover we’ve got a bit of a thing about doors – and especially traditional period doors. We loved the craftsmanship that went in to the old Victorian, Edwardian and Queen Anne doors. We’re also fond of all the stained glass and elaborate art work that went into Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts influenced doors at the turn of the 20th century. We suspect the very fact you’re reading this blog in the first place means that you too share our interest.

    In this article we’ll touch on the history of the front door from its beginnings as far back as ancient Egypt - the pyramids had a piece of wood leaning over their main entrance way in order to bar intruders - to the sliding doors of the Romans and then we’ll go on to explore the subject a bit more in depth up until the current day where most doors, you’ll find, are a combination of wood and glass.

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  • How to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    If you’re looking to sell your property any time soon, the exterior of your home can make a great difference in the way buyers feel about purchasing it. The outside of your house is the first thing potential buyers will see and emotional decisions will be made before they’ve even stepped inside the front door.

    Luckily, improving your curb appeal isn’t a difficult or thankless task. Small and inexpensive changes can be made to make your home much more appealing and attractive to buyers and estate agents, and could even increase the price of your home.

    Follow these quick and easy tips on how to increase your seller power and ramp up your curb appeal:

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  • Creating Your Own Feature Front Door

    If you’ve ever scoured the internet for home design inspiration, the chances are high that you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole of stunning external feature doors. These doors aren’t reserved strictly for Instagram-worthy homes, they’re actually a simple tool that lets you have fun with the exterior of your home and allows your personality to shine. If you know how, a bit of TLC and design fun can give you the type of front door that becomes a key design feature along, making the rest of your home look great at the same time.

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  • Choosing The Right Front Door For Your Home

    One of the first details guests and visitors will undoubtedly notice about your home is its front door, after all, as they walk up your path it’s what they are looking at the most because they are about to ring your door bell, or knock so all their focus will be right on it! Make your front door one which really tells a positive story, make it one to stand out from the crowd and to reflect the type of home you live in as well as the type person that you are. Front doors don’t need to be boring, far from it – today there are a multitude of different colours and designs to enhance and add theatre to your home. At Premier Door Handles we’d like to help you choose a beautiful door which works perfectly for your front entrance.

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  • Is it time to close the door on open plan living?

    Around a decade ago, open plan homes were all any interior designer could talk about. Home buyers became more interested in buying open plan homes and homeowners frequently refurbished their homes to make them more open, knocking down many walls in the process.

    Open plan living is no longer a new thing, but that doesn’t mean that it’s unfashionable or unpopular. It became a staple of interior architecture, and something that caused a shift in the past few years in homes across the world, in all kinds of sizes and budgets.

    But now that movement is changing again, and plenty of homeowners and designers are wondering if open plan is the lifestyle haven we had all imagined, or if closed plan is actually the way to go.

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  • The Importance of Attention to Detail in Interior Design

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    When we talk about attention to detail, in any type of industry, what we usually mean is the art of paying particular attention to the smaller details of a project. By not cutting any corners and taking the care to make sure an entire project is carried out successfully, with the dedication to maximise the potential of even the smallest features, a project will have a more professional and wonderful finish. When it comes to interior design, smaller features might not make the most impact but when all of those smaller features work together and immense care is taken at every level, that’s the perfect recipe for designing a home that is flawless and perfectly finished.

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  • Make Your Entrance Stand Out

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    The first thing that any guest in your home or building will see is the front door. While we’re all notorious for claiming we’d never judge a book by its cover, it’s a fact of human psychology that people do rely on their first impressions to make judgements. It’s a survival mechanism that has evolved with us over the years, allowing our cave-dwelling ancestors to quickly assess the danger of any given situation. Continue reading

  • Kitchen Remodel: Cupboards

     

    One of the biggest project any homeowner will ever undertake is the kitchen remodel. This is hands down one of the most expensive home remodels there is, because the appliances, tiling, and other necessary materials don’t come cheaply. However, the kitchen is also one of the most important rooms in any home. Many people say it is the heart of the home, and for good reason. When we live in social groups like families, eating becomes a communal event - it’s a universal trait of humans around the world to break bread together. Continue reading

  • Stainless Steel Fixtures Make Your Home Sparkle

    There are so many options to consider these days when you’re adding new fixtures to your home - in addition to the style, colour, placement, and size of your fixtures, you also have to choose what material you want it made from. As you would expect there are pros and cons to each type of material, the most common being stainless steel, brass, ceramic, pewter, copper, and other non-corrosive metals that are usually plated in chrome or nickel. Speciality materials like wood and glass can also be found on occasion, but these are by far the most common and durable types of fixtures. Continue reading

  • How to Dress your Door

    We need doors in our homes…obvious right? But how many of us put real thought into how our doors look and how we style them? When we buy or purchase a home, we tend to take the doors for granted, accept them as they are if they have no functional problems or damage. We might replace doors as part of a home makeover, but when budgets are tight doors get overlooked for other features such as furniture and external fittings such as windows…internal doors often come low on the list of interior design priorities.

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