The Details on Door Handing

When having new doors installed, don’t forget about the hardware – and, perhaps more important, don’t overlook where that hardware should go.

Getting door handing correct is essential – or you could end up with a silly looking, non-functional door. And while this is an important step, it is not a difficult one.

Linda Manket, owner of Premium Hardware, explains the process.

“Handing is really easy, but it’s made to sound complicated,” she says. “All you do is stand outside the room looking in and you look to where the hinges are. If the hinges are on the right, it’s a right-hand and if they are on the left, it’s a left-hand. Just make sure you stand on the outside looking in.”

Now that you know the terminology used for door handing, it’s critical to know what that means.

Your door handle – whether that is a knob, a lever or an actual handle – will be placed on the side of the door opposite the hinges. So, if you are looking at your door and the hinges are on the right side, it is called a right-hand – and the handle will be on the left.

We hope this opens the door to the numerous possibilities that are available for your door hardware. So no matter what material you chose – brass, bronze, zinc, iron or something else – now you know how where that hardware will go.

To see tons of options for gorgeous door hardware, visit Premium Hardware at 866 Morrison Road in Columbus. Linda, who has more than 30 years of experience in the building and home décor industry, and her staff will be ready to fit you with the perfect hardware for your project.

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