When it comes to picking door accessories, your selection of door handle and lockset matters as they play an important role in keeping your house safe and securing your privacy. The right selection of door handles can also enhance the appearance of your home and rooms.
In Malaysian homes, doorknobs are a common sight than door levers, but it doesn’t make any difference. You see, the classic doorknobs require a proper grip to operate the door while door levers don't require a tight grip. It's the ideal door handle if you have children or elderly family members in your house.
If you're planning to renovate your home or premises, replacing the doorknob for a lever handle lockset can improve the overall aesthetic of your building.
Here are three things that you should consider when getting a lever handle lockset.
1. Door lever orientation
This is important as the orientation of your door lever may affect the opening and closure of your door. To find out whether your door needs a right-hand or left-hand lever handle set, you should first stand on the outside of your door. Take note of where the hinges are.
If the hinges are on the left, you have a left-handed door which needs a left-handed lever handle lock. Meanwhile, if the hinges are on the right, you have a right-handed door which needs a right-handed lever handle lock.
2. Door function
The function of your doors is an important factor to consider when it comes to choosing the type of lever handle lock. For your entryway such as the front door, it’s best to install the most secure lock such as the Mortise Lock Set. The intricate locking mechanism can prevent burglars from breaking into your house.
As for the other doors in your house, you should take note of the room’s function. For bedrooms and bathrooms, you may consider a locking, privacy lever handle lock. Meanwhile, for decorative door pulls, you may consider a non-turning, dummy lever handle.
3. Door style
You should approach the design of your door handle the same way you approach any other interior design task. Consider the overall theme of your house and the type of door design that your lever handle lock will be used with.
Let’s say you’re living in a double-storey house, you need to consider the type of door designs on each floor of your home. Some prefer the same door design throughout while some enjoy the individuality and variation of door design. Let’s say that you want minimalist but trendy design for your door lever handle, you can install Matt Black Slim Design lever handle lockset for your door.
Now that you’ve figured out the orientation of your doors, the style and its functions.
Here are the four types of lever handle lock.
Types of lever handle lock
1. Keyed entrance door lever
An entry door lever has a lock and key mechanism on both sides for safety and security. It’s usually used for the front door, patio door, and also in offices.
2. Passage door lever
This type of door levers have a functioning latch mechanism but doesn’t have a locking mechanism. It’s ideal for hallways, closets, and rooms that don’t need privacy locks.
3. Privacy door lever
This type of door levers has a twist or button lock that works from only one side of the door. They're typically used for the bathroom door, bedroom door, and other rooms that need privacy.
4. Dummy door lever
This type of door levers is commonly used where a latch mechanism isn’t needed but provides an aesthetic effect to the door.
If you’re looking to enhance the appearance of your doors, Securelution offers a variety of lever handle series ranging from simple designs to sophisticated ones.