Beyond their functional duties of allowing a door to swing or slide and latch closed, doorknobs, hinges, and similar hardware components may add significantly to a door’s beauty.
Many styles and finishes of door hardware are available, from ornate brass locksets and hinges to stylish brushed-chrome knobs.
If you’re in the market for new door hardware, making choices can be a bit overwhelming. In this section of HomeTips, you will find information that will help you buy door hardware that’s appropriate for your needs and taste.
We’ll also give you help with taking care of the door hardware you already have. You will find step-by-step guidance for do-it-yourself installation, and help with troubleshooting and making repairs.
In addition, you will find expert tips for buying glass for both entry doors and interior doors—from high-efficiency energy glazing to decorative leaded glass. For more about window glass, see Selecting Window Glass.