Published at Friday, September 13th 2019. by Aren Krämer in Cabinet Knob.
Your back door doesn’t have to look exactly the same as the front one, but for the sake of visual harmony it’s still best to pick a design that goes with the period and style of your property – so I would advise against installing, say, a gleaming aluminium and glass door in a Georgian town house.
Size matters, so measure the opening very carefully before ordering to avoid a costly mistake. Standard off-the-shelf wooden doors, the most economical option, are available in a range of widths (usually between 30 and 36 inches), and most of them can be trimmed to fit – but check first, as this is not always the case.
It’s fair to say mum life is no easy feat and anyone who has kids under the age of five years old, will understand the stress of keeping a watchful eye on your little ones, especially when there is more than one child involved. Safety is such a vital issue when it comes to young children, as they are still learning to understand what’s wrong and what’s right. There has been way too many incidents over the years where a child had eaten or drunk something that can be harmful, and in some cases fatal to their health. As an adult we know not to drink a bottle of bleach, but toddlers don’t know any different. This is why it’s highly important to keep harmful substances locked away safely, so they are out of reach.
Purchase a sturdy door for your garage. This quiet and insignificant character has a funny way of taking center stage, pointing up the wisdom in investing in a durable door. One made of aluminum or steel can withstand repeated use – and the occasional ding.
Door knockers may not be used often anymore but they certainly make front doors look unique. They create a focal point that draws the visitor’s eye. If you want to leave your mark and stand out of the crowd an antique door knocker could do the trick. When home owners are looking for new external doors, they often spend the majority of their budget on a fantastic front door to impress the neighbours. But the back door is equally important. All too often, a rear or side door turns out to be the weak spot in a home’s defences – ask any burglar.
A door knocker is an item of door furniture that allows people outside a house to alert those inside to their presence. It has a part fixed to the door, and a part (usually metal) which is attached to the door by a hinge that is lifted and used to strike a plate fitted to the door, making a noise. The strike plate, if present, would be supplied and fitted with the knocker. Door knockers are often ornate, but may be no more than a simple fitting with a metal bob, or ring. Many older period houses and mansions often have intricate knockers in the shape of human heads or mythical beasts. The earlier designs were based on statues that would stand in front of ancient Greek houses. These statues were created with distorted, grotesque features and were thought to be used to ward of malignant spirits and witches. This is also true of gargoyles, which have similar caricatured faces, in order to prevent spirits and ghosts from entering the house. There were also ’good luck’ knockers, which were thought to have magical or healing properties and were used to encourage good luck into the home. These door knockers utilized a motif of good luck charms such as horse-shoes, stars, suns and flowers. The popular ’hand shaped’ knocker is often seen in Muslim countries, and was believed to symbolize the Hand of Fatima which protected the house from evil. It was also thought to indicate that the occupants of that house were followers of the Muslim faith.
If your budget is limited, a door manufactured in pine, hemlock or a more obscure hardwood such as sapele or idigbo could fit the bill. You can also save money by purchasing an unfinished door to stain or paint at home. At the other end of the scale, an oak door may cost more initially but will look great and last many years. Don’t forget to allow for door furniture in your budget, particularly a good lock – make sure you get one specified as anti-drill, anti-bump and anti-pick.
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