Door Hardware Replacement: What You Need to Know

Replacing your door hardware is one of the simplest and cheapest home projects you’ll ever do, but if you don’t plan ahead, you may face some challenges. In this post, Handyman Connection of McKinney discusses what you need to know before replacing your door hardware.

Consider the Hardware

You can buy several types of door handles as a replacement. Passage handles are your standard hardware without a lock, often used in rooms and closets. Privacy handles are lockable, with the most common being the turnable knob or button.

Keyed entrances are restricted to entry and exit doors, while deadbolts are separate locks keyed on one or both sides. Keyless entry sets also exist, although they’re not as common and often come paired with a deadbolt system. Finally, dummy handlesets are decorative door hardware often used in French doors and shallow closets.


Your choice of door hardware will have an impact on the aesthetics of the door. For a long time, gold door knobs and levers were all the rage, and while they do continue to find a place in classic homes, modern-style homes have largely done away with this type of handle.

Dark tones and metallic grays are good, reliable colors for your new door hardware as they can easily match any home aesthetic and provide sleek visual appeal. They are also timeless.

Keep these tips in mind when you’re shopping for new door hardware. At Handyman Connection of McKinney, we can help you pick the right door hardware for your home; we’ll even install it for you! Fill out our form or give us a call at (972) 441-2191 for more information on our services.

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