Hob Knobbing

Hello!  We’re back from a little unplugging and thanks for sticking around while we did!  It’s always nice to get away from it all for a little while!

Our interior doors are also on our list of updates for the future.  Luckily most of them are all wood and are a pretty six-panel door, but unluckily, they were cut and trimmed by an unskilled craftsman and door knobs weren’t installed properly so one of our doors has that ugly wrap around plate installed.  The hardware is also all mismatched from door to door and is all brass which is not my cup of tea!  I like my tea dark… like oil rubbed bronze.  🙂

I was doing some poking around the other day just to see what is out there because hardware is not just hardware by any means!  There are some definite wow-za options and it can be both fun and expensive to pick some out for your home.  We only have 6 interior doors and this is still an expensive upgrade when you’re in the category of $35+ per door (don’t forget to change the hinges too!).  Here’s a few options that caught my eye that aren’t too flashy, but a bit more than the standard knob:

Door Knobs

1.  Ok, this one does not fit the style of our house and at $170 per knob its way too expensive, but it’s so pretty!  The crystal knob is just so classic and the oil rubbed bronze back plate really makes it stand out.  If you have the right style home, this is gorgeous knob!  Maybe just on a parlor door or something?

2. This oil rubbed bronze knob from Weslock has a larger back plate that probably wouldn’t work in our house due to the size.  We don’t have a nice long hallway, but essentially a landing upstairs with 4 doors spilling right off of it, so I’d be afraid it would be too much.  The price is more in our ideal range, though, at $22 each.  You can see our floor plan here to see what I’m talking about.

3 & 4.  Schlage is a very well known brand and the next two pieces are contenders for us, I think.  The back plate is a little larger adding a bit more of an upscale look to the knob, but not so large it would overpower our tiny hallway.  I like both the Georgian look and the square or Addison as they dubbed it.  Both are in the $35-$50 range, but I’d keep my eye out for sales.

5.  This porcelain knob is also not exactly styled for our house, but is really pretty.  The porcelain handle would be really substantial in the hand which would be nice.  This style comes with oil rubbed bronze back plates too, so maybe that blends a traditional look in a bit more.  These are on the higher end too at about $70-$90 per knob.

If you can’t tell I’m definitely leaning more towards an oil rubbed bronze knob for our doors.  They hide dirt and still have a traditional but modern feel that would upgrade the look in our home a bit.  We’re going to wait until we make some flooring changes to switch out our doors, but I can’t help myself but to look ahead and see what the options are!

Do you have favorite place to get door hardware you can share?  We love to hear about bargains!  What style knob are you?

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