I was amazed at what a difference a door handle can make. It can transition a door from modern to traditional very quickly. During the Parade of Homes and also on walks through model homes, we tried to pay attention to door handles and take pictures of ones we liked. Luckily, we always seemed to go back to the same style – an flat black/ bronze handle that is rectangular in shape.
After doing a little research, we found handles from two companies that fit our look. First was one from Baldwin, a part of their Reserve Collection. The second was from Schlage. Both give the same look but the Baldwin was priced slightly higher.
We decided the Baldwin looked sturdier than the Schlage and that the extra expense was worth the look. Now that these handles have been installed in the house, I absolutely love the way it looks and am glad we made that decision!