The Door Hardware Complements Your Investment February 21, 2016 You talked about this decision for many months. Maybe it took you over a year to realize that replacing the entry doors in your home was a wise investment. Not only can quality entry doors, such as the front door or even a patio door that opens onto a deck, offer comfort and appeal to your home, it can also improve the security as well as value of your house, as long as you make the right decision about those doors. What many people fail to realize, though, when replacing the windows or doors is how important the hardware can be. The hardware on your doors complements not only the door itself, but your entire home. Better quality entry doors may come with some decent hardware, but is it the right type or style for your interior or exterior decor? You may have gold-plated, shiny hardware that is simply overwhelming. In that case, brushed stainless steel can be a better option. The handles, door locks, and hinges all accentuate the door itself. Many people commonly underestimate the impact the hinges can have on the appeal of the door itself. A basic hinge may not grab a great deal of attention, but the right style, color, and texture can make a world of difference when it is installed in your home. It’s a good idea to sit down with an experienced professional to go through not just the doors and the styles you can choose from, but also the hardware that can make a world of difference to the interior decor of your home as well as the exterior curb appeal. If you’ve purchased entry doors and didn’t think much about the hardware, now is the time to go through your options. Door handles, hinges, and other hardware can cost as little as $20 or several hundred dollars, depending on the style, security features, and other aspects that are important to you.