How To Install New Doorknobs

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How to install new doorknobsMy very first home had lever doorknobs and I loved the ease of them.  So much better than knobs for those times when your hands are full.  I love the look of them as well.  My latest house has mismatched doorknobs throughout. The original, 1930s house has glass doorknobs which I kept.  The new part of the house had chrome knobs and every time I opened or closed a door my knuckles would bang against the door frame.   I decided to replace the newer round doorknobs with lever style doorknobs.

The great part of the lever doorknobs is the ease of use.  You can open the door with your elbow if your hands are dirty or greasy.  The lever knob is much easier on folks with arthritis in their hands or lack of strength.  AND you don’t knock your knuckles on the door frames.  If you’re thinking they’re a bad idea for spaces that you don’t want your kids to get into, the manufacturer I chose offers interior lock sets that come with a key!  So cool!!

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Anne Davis

Freelance writer, blogger, DIY enthusiast, gardener and animal lover. Anne began blogging about her DIY adventures when she bought a 1930s fixer upper home and her first set of power tools. Follow the fun at Design Dreams by Anne!

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