Fancy Entryway Design Ideas For The Beauty Of Your Home Interior 33
Fancy Entryway Design Ideas For The Beauty Of Your Home Interior 33

20+ Fancy Entryway Design Ideas For The Beauty Of Your Home Interior

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A single door typically requires a single knob and deadbolt set. Depending on the style of entryway set these could be two separate pieces that function separately from each other or one larger piece installed onto the door. If they are separate pieces a passage style doorknob is typically used and a single cylinder deadbolt is installed above it to secure the door. Multiple deadbolts can be keyed the same.

A double door system will typically utilize one active knob and one dummy knob for the non functioning door. The active door will use a system similar to the single dummy set up while the inactive door will be secured at all times (sometimes by an interior surface bolt) and a non functional doorknob will be installed. The non functional knob is referred to as a double dummy style knob and although it will appear the same as the functioning knob it will not turn or operate a latch mechanism.

The variety of finishes available depends entirely on the manufacturer – some offer as few as three and some offer as many as fourteen. Matching existing finishes from other manufacturers can sometimes be problematic because finishes can vary slightly. If available use a finishing guide to determine which finish will best match your existing hardware. If all the door hardware is being replaced in a new color try to select hardware from a single manufacturer to ensure a good match.

Entryway sets with the deadbolt and knob on the same plate will include a center to center measurement – this refers to the distance between these two pieces on the door. If you are replacing an existing set measure the distance from the center of the existing deadbolt to the center of the existing knob to obtain this number – the same size will need to be used.

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