When you have a front, or maybe just an exterior door, it’s hard to remember what kinds of hardware you need for installing – and not just that… making it look nice in the process too. That’s the fun part about it though, there is style in every little piece of hardware nowadays. Down to the tiniest door stop.
What Hardware Will I Need?
For a front door, or exterior door, the main things you will need are as follows:
- A door knob or lever
- A deadbolt
- A few hinges
- A doorstop
Your first main thing would be a doorknob, lever handle, whatever you want to call it, choose your style. Like maybe the Linnea LL-97 Stainless Steel Lever just for an example.
You can see it’s available in either a round or square rosette. Now Linnea’s levers are not available with a keyed function, because that would totally mess with the design to stick an ugly keyed cylinder on the front of these sleek and clean looking levers, so you will want to go with a passage function. Don’t worry, there will be a lock on the door, it just wont be by the lever.
*NOTE: If you want to check out all of Linnea’s Levers, click here.
Then we can move on to choosing a great style deadbolt, the keyed part for your door for security. How about the Linnea DBR200 Single Cylinder…
This would look really nice with the round rosette of the lever above.
*NOTE: See all of Linnea’s Deadbolts here.
Hinges are next.
You’ll find 3 1/2″ up to 4 1/2″ Linnea hinges, which is helpful if you need to match where your existing hinges may be.
Now to the door stops, this may not be totally necessary if your door will no way hit a wall or anything, but there is a giant selection of Linnea Door Stops.
What Other Types of Hardware Could Be Used on/around an Exterior Door?
- Mail Slots
- House Numbers
- Door Knockers
- Flush Bolts
- Surface Bolts
- Doorbell Covers
- Screen Door Locks
- Address Plaques