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The Perfect Trio – Door Knobs, Door Handles and Wobbly Teeth

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    Were you the same? Whenever I had a wobbly tooth as a young child, I couldn’t resist relentlessly fiddling with it. My parents always threatened me with a piece of string being tied around it and the door being slammed, in an attempt to drag out my wobbly tooth, which obviously irritated them more than it did me. It is thought that the idea of slamming doors to remove teeth via the use of a piece of string has originated from the Victorian era but seems to have lasted much longer than the majority of their traditions. It may seem like perhaps a strange topic to write about but it is actually relevant, I feel, as originally door handles and door knobs would have been the key part in this tooth extracting process. But can you guess what has replaced them?

    Don’t Drone on about Door Knobs or Door Handles

    It became apparent last week that door knobs and door handles had a new rival, as it went viral that multiple children were asking their parents to extract their wobbly teeth by using…drones! A drone is small, radio controlled, helicopter like device which has an inbuilt camera (often multiple) and they are designed to be controlled from a smartphone or tablet.

    Victorian Door Knob Method

    Malcolm Swan, for example, used a quadcopter drone, to enable him to remove his sons loose tooth. This was done by attaching dental floss tightly to Adam’s loose tooth, with Malcolm initiating the drone to start flying. Adams reaction in the illustrative video shows that it was definitely not a traumatic or painful experience but one of ease, excitement and great success. However, do not be so naïve as to think that this is the case every time. There are many stories that involve drones in relation to child tooth extraction which are nowhere near as successful or as pain free, so as much as we are pleased that Adam had a lucky escape with his extraction, perhaps we should all stick to using the old fashioned, tried and tested Victorian method, which never seems to have failed – door handles and door knobs!

    Handsome Handles Door Knobs and Door Handles

    Would you rather stick to the old fashioned, reliable method of using door knobs and door handles? But want a modern and elegant twist? Then why not contact Handsome Handles. Whether you need kitchen cabinet knobs, internal door handles or external door handles such as PVC door fittings, suited to your home or your work place, they can work with you to find exactly what you are looking for. At Handsome Handles they provide beautiful, contemporary door knobs, door handles and door knockers. They offer the best and most handsome handles exclusively for you, offering their friendly and professional service to all of England and Scotland from their South Yorkshire base. So if you can’t wait to get your teeth stuck in to choosing yourself some new door knobs or door handles, get in touch with Handsome Handles on 07961 832 812 or alternatively you can email them at or check out their website by clicking here to see what they have in store for you.

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      Germs Handled Effectively in Scunthorpe Hospital

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        Germs carry all sorts of invisible little nasties, but not for much longer. However, Domestic departments in North Lincolnshire hospitals are using a combination of special fluorescent marking gel and UV light to highlight specific areas, such as door handles, to make these invisible little nasties visible to all.

        They are able to do this by using the fluorescent marking gel in conjunction with UV lighting, so that the germs are more easily seen and therefore either cleaned more frequently. This is an attempt to make patients, visitors and staff more aware of what is on their hands, to try and lower infection rates and cross-contamination. Areas such as door handles are very prominent places for such germs to be lurking due to the volume of people that touch them. The NHS hopes that this new idea can instil confidence in visitors, patients and staff.

        Hi-Tech Door Handles

        Certain areas around the hospital are to be tested with the new fluorescent marking gel and UV lights. They will be working in conjunction with I-Pods enabling the collected data to be recorded. The equipment need to test this strategy of germ prevention in parts of the hospitals involved, will be on a two year lease from Trust’s Dragon Den scheme. The idea was highly thought of by the executive and non-executive directors, which David Mooney, a hospital support services supervisor, had created, initiated and pitched to the Trust.

        Dragons Den Door Handles

        David Mooney secured £7,000, post Dragons Den scheme, to enable the lease of specialist equipment and technology to record trending data. This is an important step, as Mooney is aware, purely due to the rate at which the germs in question are able to spread in a hospital. Mooney stated that they have “…previously been able to monitor and record how clean an area is by checking the visual signs such as dust. We have never been able to look any further until now.” However, since the hi-tech data collection and analysis technology has been leased to Mooney, it is now more than visible. Cleverly, the I-Pods alert the user as to which area has passed or failed the germ cleanliness test enabling monthly reports to be collated for staff, patients and visitors to see.

        The battle is now on between humans and germs. Unity is being formed between the Dragons Den scheme, hospital, staff, patients and visitors. In order to gain this unity and retain it, feedback is needed so that this new fluorescent marking gel can be nurtured in to being as effective as possible.

        Door Handles Make Germs Visible

        The specific areas in the hospitals that are having the fluorescent marking gel used in them are the most frequently used places. They include areas such as door handles, trolleys, desks, call bells and bedside tables. It is applied through a sponge on the tip of the dispensary gel tube – thus known as a dabbing device. Once applied, it is left on the applied area for 24 hours and is then shown the UV light – this is when the magic is apparent. The invisible germs are now visible, which, in theory, should reduce the time that patients spend in the hospital.

        If this article has made you think about how important internal door handles or external door handles are in your home or work place, get in touch with Handsome Handles on 07961 832 812 or alternatively email them at

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          Thousands of Handles make Millions of Pounds

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            Expecting to triple his outgoings and make £60,000, one South Shields builder is now estimated to make a minimum of £2m, all thanks to vintage door knobs, door handles and other brass fittings at auction.

            Having heard that an estimated 655,000 ornate, rare and vintage brass items, purchased many decades ago by a Cornish millionaire, now needed rehoming, Mr Brian Cairns had a plan. He aimed to triple his outgoings of £20,000 by selling these items for scrap. This was, until he discovered, that this so called scrap was harbouring a secret.

            He embarked on a journey to Penzance, to a property full of brass after a tip-off, where Cairns entered a time warp. It was evident on entry that the property had not been changed at all since the wife of this Penzance junk shop had died in 1975. A newspaper abandoned mid-read, unfinished, still spread open on the table – “the owner just didn’t want to go back in to the premises again.”

            Mass of Brass – All 12 Tonnes of It

            Cairns and the elderly owner concluded a deal, which although did not reflect the brass’ true price or later discovered value, the junk shop owner wanted rid. His reason for this was due to the number of painful memories and connections which the belongings held in relation to his deceased wife. Cairns made transportation plans for the 12 tonnes of brass, hiring two seven-and-a-half tonne lorries to carry the mass of brass back Northwards. The 500 mile journey took multiple days as the lorries were limited to remaining between 10 and 30 mph due to the weight of the brass they contained.

            Get a Grip on a £200 Handle

            All 655,000 brass items slowly but safely back in the North East with 55-year-old Brian Cairns ready to sell them for scrap, he decided to do some research and have them valued…luckily! During this he discovered that many of the door knobs, door handles, light switches, hat stands and letter boxes were actually Valli and Columbo Vintage. This had been an Italian company which ceased production 55 years earlier. Many of the handles estimated worth, he later found out, was that of around £150 each and the brass handles estimated £200 each. Cairns comment implies how lucky he realised he was, “I bought it all for scrap but I started looking in to what they really were and realised many were vintage Italian handles.”

            Individually each handle price was not going to make Cairns a particularly huge profit but with 655,000 brass items to sell, a huge percentage of which were the afore mentioned brass door knobs and door handles, the estimated profit has grown. Mr Cairns has since had many of these items looked at by specialists and auction houses and it has been estimated that he is set to make a minimum of £2m. It pays to have potential “scrap” valued before letting scrapping commence, as this has made one South Shields father-of-four an overnight multimillionaire!

            Handsome Handles Door Knobs and Door Handles

            Great door knobs and door handles are available at Handsome Handles and won’t cost you a fortune – they are quality, affordable products which can be found on their website. To find out more about brass door handles, door knobs and door handles visit them at or call them on 07961 832 812.

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              Door Handles One of 5 Ways to Impress Your Guests

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                Leaving an impression on your guests is the holy grail of hosting. Whether you’re entertaining friends, family or business associates, there are a few simple pieces of advice to follow to make sure that it all runs smoothly. Each has its own individual merits to help you grow your reputation as a successful holder of social occasions.

                Take Inspiration from Current Trends

                If you choose to take inspiration from contemporary trends, then your friends and family are sure to admire both your property and your dedication towards improving it. Minimalist storage and eye-catching display items are sure to go down well. Showcasing up-to-date knowledge of interior design can be a great way to wow visitors to your home.

                Deep Cleaning

                A thorough clean of your home can transmit a feeling of wellness to both you and your guests. You’ll feel better about the state of your property and they’ll be impressed with the state you keep it in – so it’s a win-win situation. A deep clean of your carpets may be worth your consideration; as this can be a great way to rid your home of stubborn grime and odours.

                Get Rid of Clutter

                We all have our own mess, which at times can be unavoidable. Despite this, it pays to organise any clutter before you host any social gatherings. A weekend spent sorting and organising a couple of rooms in your home can go a long way towards improving its general appeal and appearance. Upon finishing, you’ll feel better about the state of your property and have more room available for mingling to take place.

                Door Handles

                Making a couple of last minute changes to the interior of your home can help you feel more confident about welcoming your guests. You needn’t spend a fortune on this, as Handsome Handles have a number of suitable products to help you with. These include their extensive range of magnificent door handles, which balance design, style and pricing.

                Go the Extra Mile

                Once your guests arrive, make sure you spoil them. If you do, they’ll be sure to reciprocate in their compliments. If it’s a dinner party, why not go the extra mile with your cooking. That doesn’t have to mean expensive ingredients; as time and care spent on preparation can be equally worthwhile.

                Door Knockers and Door Knobs from Handsome Handles

                To find out more about Handsome Handles’ door handles – and to order from them today – don’t hesitate to give them a call. You can reach their team on 07961 832 812. Alternatively, if you’d rather send a written enquiry, their email contact is

                As well as the door furniture mentioned here, Handsome Handles also stock and supply a number of other fantastic interior pieces – including door knobs and door knockers. Both of these ranges also feature competitively-priced products that are great for impressing guests.


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                  Written by Chris

                  May 11th, 2015 at 10:21 am

                  Add Value to Your Home on a Budget with new Door Handles

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                    Property changes needn’t cost you a fortune. By focusing on smaller areas you can make upgrades that add value to your home and help impress your guests. Door furniture is a great place to focus your energy, as it’s accessible to almost every home budget. With that in mind, Handsome Handles are perfectly placed to help.

                    Their door knockers, door knobs and door handles all come with plenty of choice attached to them; so you’ll never be short of options when buying from them. Handsome Handles understand that every home is different and will always do their utmost to match you to the pieces that best fit within the grander scheme of your property.

                    Here’s a more in-depth look at how some of their door handles could work for you and your home:

                    Fantastic Internal Door Handles

                    The interior of your home is a great place to start. Whether you’re after designs on a backplate – or pieces with a lever on rose – Handsome Handles are sure to be able to find something suitable for you. Got a contemporary home? Their algarve door handles on backplate could be ideal. Need something more traditional? Then check out their Barley Twist door handles on a gothic backplate. Whatever your requirements you can guarantee that they’ll be able to help.

                    Variety of External Door Handles

                    Handsome Handles door handles are also highly-suitable when optimised on the exterior of your home. They have a number of pieces that can withstand the forces of the elements so these products present the ideal way to impressively finish exposed sections of your property. Conservatories and patio doors are just some of the many places where they can be carefully integrated; with varied choice on offer once again, depending on your needs.

                    Door Handles Specific to a Room

                    Handsome Handles often assist customers who need door handles that have been designed specifically for a certain room within their home. Whilst you can feel free to adapt any of their pieces as you best see fit; there are certain designs that lend themselves particularly well to kitchens and bathrooms; to name two examples. With everything from pull kitchen handles through to slickly-stylised designs to match to classy contemporary bathroom furniture; you’d be wise to place your confidence in the Handsome Handles team.

                    Door Knockers and Door Knobs

                    All of Handsome Handles door furniture is great for improving the design schemes of a variety of properties. It’s never too late to consider a refresh and when you make the decision to go ahead they will be there to help. In addition to the products they’ve looked at here; their door knockers and door knobs are continuing to have an equally positive effect on homes in the Sheffield and Rotherham areas.

                    Also designed to suit the needs of the property project in question; they present another great way to impress your guests by adding decorative character to the grander scheme of your home. To find out more, call them on 07961 832 812; or drop them an email to



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                      Written by Chris

                      April 9th, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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                      Door Knobs and Internal Door Handles for Your Home

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                        Handsome Handles stock an abundance of door furniture pieces to suit your property needs. They appreciate that everyone’s requirements are different and always look to offer an expansive range of choice. Amongst their many areas of expertise are their internal door handles and door knobs; plenty of which are sure to catch your attention.

                        Existing home design style and individual preferences are the two most common factors influencing the final decisions that their customers make on these pieces; as they continue to diversify the products they offer. Contemporary or traditional; lavish or to a budget; Handsome Handles are sure to be able to help you give your property a makeover.

                        With that in mind, they’ve taken a selection of their door knobs and door handles and looked at them in more detail for you; analysing where they could best fit within your home. This should give you an idea of the potential for some of the door furniture available from Handsome Handles:

                        Decorate Your Living Room with Door Knobs

                        From highly decorative traditional pieces; through to slickly-stylised and cutting edge modern designs; Handsome Handles door knobs come in a variety of shapes and sizes to help you match them to your home. For those with older properties and living rooms with high ceilings, one of their Aydon door knobs could be the perfect way to match the feel of the existing decor.

                        On the other end of the scale, a contemporary room with polished wooden tiling would be better matched to an unusual design such as one of Handsome Handles ice bubble crystal pieces. The choice really is endless and it all depends on your own individual taste.

                        Door Handles for Your Bathroom

                        Handsome Handles regularly mention their bathroom door handles in their blog; and when you see the impressive pieces that they have in stock it’s easy to understand why. Matching particularly well to new homes designed with both eyes on contemporary design are their polished chrome door handles. Shimmering in appearance and perfect for adding that extra touch of class, they work seamlessly with wood effect vinyl and white ceramics.

                        Kitchen Handles

                        As one of the most frequented rooms in your home, Handsome Handles understand that the appearance of your kitchen needs to be just right. They have a number of pull kitchen handles suitable to match either new or existing furniture, so you can be confident in finding the door furniture you require from them.

                        Pewter effect, polished chrome, satin chrome and satin nickel are just some of the many material choices on offer to you. Even if Handsome Handles don’t have the exact piece that you’re after, they’ll do their utmost to source it for you and help ensure your long-term satisfaction.

                        Door Knockers from Handsome Handles

                        To find out more about any of the products Handsome Handles stock and supply, you can get in contact with them. Whether it’s door handles, door knobs – or other pieces such as their door knockers – that you’re after; they can offer you more advice on how best to integrate new door furniture into your home.


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                          Written by Chris

                          March 25th, 2015 at 11:28 am

                          Excellent Variety of Kitchen Door Handles

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                            Customers of Handsome Handles have been benefiting from their door furniture for a number of years. Their vast ranges give you great choice on everything from decorative front door knockers to new door handles; so you’re sure to be able to find the most appropriate products to upgrade your home when you choose to purchase from them.

                            Handsome Handles kitchen door handles have proven to be consistently popular over the years; simultaneously combining style, material and shape in a stunning way. With both form and functionality taken care of, these products have helped many property owners to add the finishing touch to their homes over the years. Deciding on the right kitchen door handles should be an enjoyable process and to help point you in the right direction Handsome Handles have taken a closer look at some of the options available to you with them:

                            Kitchen Door Handles for Modern Schemes

                            With designs in stock made from the cutting-edge materials such as stainless steel and polished chrome; Handsome Handles’ contemporary kitchen door handles are sure to appeal to you. From angular to curved; slender to bold; they’re extensively experienced when it comes to making sure that they have the right style for everybody.

                            They also carefully consider how particular pieces can match with existing furniture. Many of their modern kitchen door furniture pieces are well-placed to suit contemporary kitchen units made from materials such as acrylic; and they can often be the key factor towards whether you successfully complete the aesthetical appearance of your kitchen.

                            Kitchen Door Handles for Traditional Schemes

                            For more traditional homes, Handsome Handles have specifically-tailored the kitchen door handles that they stock to suit the needs of varying homeowners. They’ve done this so that you’re able to match an appropriate material to either your existing furniture units or the ones that you may be installing within a new kitchen.

                            Pewter-effect door handles and black antique pieces are always popular choices with property owners who have one eye on developing historical home schemes in Sheffield, Rotherham and beyond; as they resonate with elements of traditional property design.

                            Door Knobs and Door Knockers

                            Whilst Handsome Handles are experts in the supply of bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, external and internal door handles; they also stock a number of other door furniture pieces too. Their door knockers and door knobs are ideal for decorating your home in a cost-effective way and can add value once they’re installed.

                            The many other benefits that come attached to choosing Handsome Handle’s products include the chance to impress friends and families visiting your home and the fact that they give you the means to truly complete an interior or exterior scheme. Handsome Handles always remain confident that you’ll see the value in their door furniture and want to find out more about how they could help you to transform your home.

                            Handsome Handles are the Experts

                            To speak to Handsome Handles about any of their fantastic pieces why not contact them today? You can talk to a member of their helpful and professional team by calling 07961832812. Or, alternatively, why not drop them an email to


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                              Understanding Door Handles Depending on the Room

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                                When you’re carrying out upgrades at your property, it pays to take care of the finer details. If you do, you can be sure that you’ll impress guests thanks to your consideration of the smallest things. The products that Handsome Handles stock are tailor-made for these purposes and can really help you to complete your home project.

                                Their door handles come in a vast array of shapes and sizes, so you’ll never be short of choice when it comes to making your mind up on how best to finalise your interior project. For their customers in Sheffield and Rotherham, they have put together an article surrounding how they can help make the difference between success and failure:

                                1. Kitchen Handles

                                Ensuring that these items tie in to the overall scheme of the room is essential and they may need to match pull handles already built in to new furniture pieces that you’re adding. Considering which new kitchen door handles you want prior to beginning any work on the room can be important in the grander scheme of its success.

                                Polished chrome door furniture may be a good match to a material such as parapan; which is commonly used in modern kitchen design.

                                2. Chrome Door Handles – Bathroom

                                For the door furniture that you choose, Handsome Handles’ polished chrome door handles are ideally placed to help. They blend excellently within a grander scheme that includes white ceramic and black shelving pieces.

                                It’s possible to contemporise your bathroom in a number of ways. Choosing the right materials for new surfaces, appliances and pieces such as the sinks is essential. From wall tiling to floor tiling; the possibilities are endless and it simply depends on what your perfect vision for your modern home is.

                                3. Door Handles – Study

                                There is so much choice when it comes to making alterations to your office or study. For the furniture, you may want to incorporate modern units made from light beech or pine. Or, alternatively, you may feel that monochrome desks and cabinets may be better suited.

                                For those opting for wood, then polished brass door handles can add a contemporary touch with a traditional spin. For monochrome, satin nickel or satin chrome ones could work well.

                                Door Knockers, Door Knobs and More for the Sheffield and Rotherham Areas

                                For more great advice on property upgrades with Handsome Handles products, make sure you keep coming back to their blog. To speak to them directly about any of their door furniture, you can call them on 07961 832812; where one of their dedicated team members will be happy to take your call.

                                Handsome Handles have such variety available to their customers that you’ll truly never be short of choice when you buy from them. Door knockers, door knobs and door handles are all stocked in abundance – and they’ll even try and source a product for you in the unlikely event that they don’t have it.


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                                  Written by Chris

                                  February 11th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

                                  Important Advice on Caring for Your Door Handles

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                                    Taking care of your door handles once their installed in your home needn’t be a time consuming process. By managing their upkeep, you can ensure their longevity and keep the aesthetical appearance of your property up to scratch. Handsome Handles are the leading suppliers of door handles to the Sheffield and Rotherham areas and they’ve put together a tailored care guide:

                                    How to Care for Antique Brass

                                    For internal antique brass door handles, you simply need to wipe over internal fittings with a soft, non-abrasive cloth; buffing as you clean. It’s worth bearing in mind that over time, distressed finishes are naturally intended to wear to enhance the aged appearance. This may result in colour variation and is not a sign that your door furniture needs replacing.

                                    How to Care for Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome

                                    Both polished chrome and satin chrome are extremely durable and hard wearing materials that have been designed to last the test of time. The only likely care that it will require is the removal of finger marks on polished services. A good way to deal with this is through lightly dusting your chrome door handles with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. You should always avoid using wax polish with this material.

                                    How to Care for Satin Nickel

                                    For satin nickel, the care requirements depend on whether the fittings are internal or external at the property. If they are indoors, simply wipe over the surface with a non-abrasive cloth and buff gently until you get a shine. For external fittings, you will need to sparingly apply a high quality wax polish; which you will need to buff gently with before it dries and causes smears.

                                    How to Care for Polished Brass

                                    It’s vital that you don’t use any metal or spray polishes here as the girt or solvents commonly found in these products can damage the material. The technique of buffing with a soft non-abrasive cloth is common to polished brass care treatment, but there are other things to consider for the maintenance of external fittings. They need to be wiped over with a good wax polish, before the wax dries and causes any smears.

                                    How to Care for Black Antique

                                    Any form of iron can be viable to rusting, so a lot of the door handles that Handsome Handles supply have been covered by zinc plating and powder coating to prevent this as much as possible. For ongoing care, a light oiling may be required occasionally to ensure smooth functionality. Additionally, any harmful deposits which cause corrosion can be removed through wiping with a lightly oiled cloth.

                                    Handsome Handles Also Offer Door Knobs and Door Knockers

                                    Handsome Handles also stock a wide variety of door knobs and door knockers, providing you with plenty of scope for home improvement. If you’d like to find out more about any of their products you can reach them on 07961832812 or 01246731481. Alternatively, you can drop them an email to


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                                      Written by Chris

                                      January 20th, 2015 at 12:14 pm

                                      Improve Your Home with One of These 3 Styles of Door Handles

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                                        Handsome Handles are extensively experienced in the supply of both contemporary and traditional door handles. As a supplier, they have forged their reputation on being able to provide their customers with choice that they simply couldn’t find elsewhere.

                                        To help you understand the differences between the door handles that they supply, they have put together a list of 3 of their most notable types of relative products. Each is explained in detail to help you to decide on the best ones for you and your home.

                                        Plenty of Variety with Door Handles on Backplate

                                        Black iron and antique brass are just 2 of the many materials used to make the impressive variety of door handles on backplate that Handsome Handles stock. They have a range of styles suitable for a whole host of interior designs, so you’ll be able to find the product your after.

                                        Handsome Handles have handles matched to both lengthier and shorter backplates, the choice simply depends on what it is that you require. Curly Tail, Art Deco and Edwardian handles are just a small sample of the sort of styles that have available.

                                        An Abundance of Lever on Rose Door Handles

                                        Handsome Handles lever on rose designs can be easily supplied to meet your needs. Particularly prevalent within contemporary homes, they resonate with elements of minimalistic interior design.

                                        From satin nickel to stylised, stainless steel, they stock an abundance of lever on rose door handles suitable for a variety of individuals. Each design has been ergonomically-sculpted to perfection, with functionality always receiving the same consideration as form.

                                        A Variety of Pull Door Handles

                                        These are another great option for you with relation to interior property renovations. They provide a great way to make an impression on visitors to your home and offer a completely different option from the other two styles featured in this article.

                                        As is the case with all the door handles that Handsome Handles supply, you have the option of both classic and modern styles; with polished brass, polished chrome, satin nickel, antique brass and satin chrome all popular choices with their customers.

                                        Door Handles, Door Knockers and Door Knobs from Handsome Handles

                                        To find out more about how Handsome Handles door handles could work for you and your home, you can give them a call on 07961832812. They also have an abundance of door knobs and door knockers in stock, which could be equally perfect for sprucing up your home.


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                                          Written by Chris

                                          December 17th, 2014 at 4:04 pm