Hi everyone! It’s been a busy few weeks. As a real estate agent in the Denver-metro area, I preview and show homes across the city. And, those previews offer a range of home updates. One of my favorite home updates is to replace door hardware and hinges. And, don’t forget the door hinges. Replacing door hardware makes a big impact in a room because most homes have more than a few doors. Meaning, our home’s doors are in every room and around every corner. They literally are at every turn and around every corner.
And, this is why it makes so much sense to update or upgrade the features that are used as often as the bathroom (that’s another favorite home update). Don’t get me wrong I know the thought of updating door hardware is overwhelming (and pricey) and the last thing anyone wants to do on a weekend, but stick with me; it makes a difference. See paragraph one.
What I suggest when the decision is made to replace the interior door hardware, is to break it down into manageable and budget-friendly timelines. For example, we have dozens of doors across multiple levels in our home. The “Jack and Jack” bathroom between our boys’ bedrooms has four doors in one bathroom. Yes, that’s four door handles and 12 hinges.
And, no one sees or uses this bathroom except my sons.
So we skipped their shared bathroom and started with a door that would be out in view to everyone, every day.
We started with the main floor bathroom and pantry and worked our way up and down the house. Over the course of several months and weeknights when there was nothing new on Amazon, we tackled a door.
We love the look. And, like all trends, the door hardware finishes change in popularity, but quality tends to outweigh the finish trend of that year. I admit I have my eye on this bathroom hardware for a future bathroom update (my other most favorite home update). And, don’t forget those door stoppers. I shared a video here about a pet peeve when homeowners forget to change the behind the door hardware.