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Tips on Selecting Door Hardware
Stay within a collection.
For most design applications, it is best to stay within a design collection when selecting door hardware. Classic Brass’ collections have been designed to be comprehensive enough to provide a full suite of hardware in each collection.
Use different finishes within a collection.
For variety or to provide different levels of formality throughout your house, solid brass collections are available in up to 31 finishes, and solid bronze collections are available is up to six finishes.
Use different profiles within a collection.
Take advantage of different profiles to bring sophistication to your design. Most of Classic Brass’ door hardware is available in square and oval profiles.
Customize when you need to.
There are times when you don’t find what you want; the design, the finish, or the sizes aren’t quite what you are looking for. Classic Brass door hardware is hand-crafted here in the United States, giving us the flexibility to give you what you want. If you don’t see what you want, talk to your dealer to develop your custom request.
Plan comprehensively to include all the details that tie a design together.
It’s the details that pull a design together. When thinking about door hardware, consider all your doors, from your front door and your French door, to your pocket door and your screen door. Also consider the accessories—from door stops and deadbolts to door knockers and door bells. Taking a comprehensive approach to your door hardware selection will give you the best result.
Use split finishes to transition from one finish to another.
It’s common to have different finishes throughout your house. To give you the flexibility you want, Class Brass door hardware is available in split finishes—with one finish on the exterior and another on the interior.
Leverage a variety of available sizes to get the appropriate scale.
Not all entries deserve the same size door hardware. Classic Brass door hardware comes in a variety of escutcheon widths and knob diameter. Custom sizes are also available.
Don’t forget your cabinets.
Classic Brass’ door hardware collections have complementary cabinet hardware collections. Whether your doors live side-by side with built-in entertainment centers, pantries or kitchens, select cabinet hardware that will complement and complete your design.
Take advantage of Classic Brass’ trained door hardware dealers.
To ensure that customers get exactly what they want, Classic Brass works with a select group of dealers that are specially trained. Classic Brass dealers understand door hardware, are intimately familiar with Classic Brass’ offering, and knowledgeable about Classic Brass’ customization capabilities. To find a dealer near you, click here