Great Looking Door Hardware from Omnia

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Omnia is a new brand to our site and it’s exciting because they have all kinds of unique and modern style door hardware. This brand is designed with quality solid brass and since 1964 Omnia has offered a wide selection of door hardware such as, door knobs, lever handles, deadbolts, handlesets, sideplates, hinges, cabinet hardware and all the other miscellaneous stuff you can think of!

 
Omnia Door knobs are a great quality and made of solid brass (just like the rest of their hardware). Each design is unique and you may never find an equal. You can choose from many many styles and finishes. Some more intricate than others, some modern,  and some vintage.
 
The Omnia lever handles have a little more of a modern feel to each of them. Most are stainless steel and will fit perfectly into today’s modern designs. The levers that are not stainless steel are made of solid brass, which offer lots of different finishes.
 
Deadbolts from Omnia will secure your home or other application such as an office. You can choose from single cylinder or double cylinder options. Be sure to check out all the different designs and finishes!
 
Handlesets are a great thing to have on an entry door. Providing security as well as a fashionable taste. Omnia provides stylish designs to choose from to fit your personal style.
 
Like handlesets, Omnia Sideplates are another handy and stylish piece of hardware to add to an entry door. With a full plate, deadbolt and door knob/lever, you can feel secure as well as provide a great look to your door. These are a little more modern.
 
Hinges and other misc hardware from Omnia will provide great quality as well as design to match the rest of your Omnia hardware.
 
Don’t forget your kitchen cabinets! Omnia also has a huge selection of cabinet pulls and knobs. Again, some more great modern designs to look over.
 

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Hooks

I was just noticing the mighty large collection of sweaters, jackets, coats and scarves I have collected throughout the house. Because of the freezing weather lately I always have something laying around to grab in case I start to get the shivers and it’s starting to look a little ridiculous. I never seem to take the time to go the the closet find myself a hanger or 10 and hang every one of the coats and such up (mainly because I am honestly scared of the closet. I have some not so good memories of me finding a gigantic spider that I can’t get past). So I have thought to myself, maybe I need to find a coat rack or something. Then just today, just now I saw these awesome little inventions…called…

 

HOOKS

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1. Linnea HK187 Hook/ 2. Linnea HK182 Hook/ 3. Linnea HK184 Hook/ 4. Linnea 4 Hole Hook Plate/ 5. Linnea HK5046 Hook

 

All of these shown are hooks from Linnea. You can see all of Linnea’s Hooks here.

We don’t have to stop at Linnea! There are plenty more hooks to check out from other brands! Like for instance Emtek, Sure-Loc, Amerock, Dynasty, Omnia, and Rusticware. If you are interested in looking at all the hooks for all brands, check under the Bath hardware section and click on robe hooks. Then you can click on the categories to the left, like brands and finishes to help narrow down choices. Just because it’s under the ‘bath hardware’ category, it surely doesn’t mean that’s all these small and helpful items can be used for! Put your imagination to the test!

Because I am having such a hard time with the idea of hanging up junk in the closet, I really like the idea of hooks mounted to the wall for easy hang up – for coats, jackets, purses, scarves, or whatever else, and that includes hooks for guest stuff too!

 

What Types of Ball or Roller Catches Are There?

First, what is a ball catch? A ball catch is usually used on a closet door, but you might find them in other applications sometimes. The ball catch is installed on the top of the door and installed in a hole drilled to fit. A spring loaded ball protrudes from the top of the door which holds the door closed when resting in the strike plate of the jamb above.

A roller catch has the same idea and is also mounted on the top of the door and includes a strike plate that is mounted to the door jamb above, the most noticeable difference really between the ball catch and roller catch, is that the roller catch is a spring loaded cylinder that rolls rather than a ball. Roller catches are probably a little more heavy duty and smoother working, they are also a little more expensive than ball catches. Once we go through with pictures of the different types, you will be able to see the difference between the two.

Our most common ball catch is probably the Sure-Loc Ball Catch

The Sure Loc ball catch is the most common style ball catch with it’s screw down face plate to help keep the ball catch in place. It’s also one of the least expensive.

a couple more with similar designs are:

The Emtek Ball Catch

And the Omnia Ball Catch

Both the Emtek and Omnia catches have square corner face plates like the Sure Loc ball catch, but these two are a little more expensive in price. They are both a little more heavy duty and that may be worth it to you to pay a little extra, your choice.

Be sure to check out the different finishes all 3 of these offer!

The next is really really similar to the 3 above, except it has round corner face plates rather than square. It’s comparable to the Sure-Loc Ball catch (see above), very inexpensive. The Rusticware Ball Catch:

This next one is called a Drive-In Ball Catch from Residential Essentials. This is the least expensive ball catch on the site and probably the easiest one to install, as it doesn’t require chiseling the door where the face plate can be flush with the door and screwed in because it has no face plate.

Now on to the two roller catches we carry on the site. The Linnea Roller Catch and the Emtek Roller Catch. Both are great quality catches that are a little more durable than the basic ball catches, but are a little more expensive.

Don’t forget to check out what finishes all of these offer!

Find all the catches here.

Modern Levers for Exterior Doors

I know I have said many many times that modern design is what majority of people are going for in their home or office today. So because modern is so popular I think it makes one of the more interesting topics for people to talk, or in my case read/write about. Modern homes and buildings are everywhere you look now, and it’s important for modern homes and buildings to have modern hardware! There are lots of different types of modern style hardware to drool over – from door knobs to house numbers. And when you love modern, it’s probably going to end up on your front door, because the front door is the best place to make a first impression. Like maybe a great modern lever would look rad?

The levers above are both from Linnea. The first one (LL-95), is one of the more unique styles Linnea carries and the second one (LL-148) is just classic don’t you think? Check out more modern levers from Linnea and other brands like Baldwin, Emtek, Nova, Omnia Schlage and Sure Lochere.

 

So what if you really do want the modern levers for your exterior doors and it’s not offered as a keyed entrance function? OR – The modern lever you like is available with a keyed entrance, but you’d hate to have the bulky keyed cylinder ruin or take away from the design – what can you do then?

There’s no worries! This problem can easily be solved with an extra little device called a deadbolt. A deadbolt is used mostly on exterior doors and have a keyed cylinder and when the key or turn lever is turned a bolt locks the door in place. So all you would have to do is install a great looking deadbolt above your passage function modern lever. Providing security and style.

Note: It’s always best to try and stick with the same brand, that way the finishes are guaranteed to match.

Here are some great looking deadbolts with a modern taste:

Linnea Round Deadbolt (DBR200)/Linnea Square Deadbolt (DBS200) – Also check out more modern deadbolts from Linnea and other brands here.

Ball, Steeple and Finial Tips for Hinges:

Ball tips, Steeple Tips and Finial Tips are fabulous little decorative tips to dress up a door hinge. There are some hinges you will find that come with the tips already included on the hinge. For instance, Omnia and Taamba have a few different styles or you can check out Nostalgic Warehouse’s in the Antique Hardware section. These hinges from Taamba and Nostalgic Warehouse are more on the dressier side of hinges. Check out this decorative hinge from Taamba,

The ball tips and steeple tips from Emtek are ordered separately from the hinges. Ball and steeple tips, not to be confused with the Extended Button Tips, which are threaded, extended tips that attaches to the solid brass hinges so that the Emtek Hinge Pivot Stop can be used on the Emtek Solid Brass hinge. All Emtek Hinge tip sets are included with four tips and threaded pins for one pair of hinges. And each tip set is different to fit each size set of hinge that Emtek offers, so when ordering make sure it will fit the same size hinge you are ordering or already have. They are compatible with the Solid Brass Residential Duty hinges, Heavy Duty hinges and Ball Bearing hinges. And you can get the tips in Polished Brass, French Antique, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel, Pewter, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Flat Black, Deep Burgundy, Medium Bronze, Rust, Silver, Patina and Satin Steel!

Omnia Door Hinge Finials are just like the steeple tips and ball tips, except there are a few more tip styles to choose from and will fit on any Omnia brand hinge (a little more simple to order than Emtek).

The Acorn, Ball, Crown, Steeple, and Urn Finials will fit any size Omnia hinge or either plain or ball bearing. These are threaded and will simply screw on to the ends of the hinge and you do not need to remove the hinge pin to attach.

Omnia Style 19 Stainless Steel Lever

Omnia Style 19 Stainless Steel Lever.

This Omnia Lever is totally rad. It’s totally different and unique.

Made from the highest grade materials, every piece is strong, durable, and resistant to corrosion and tarnish. All of Omnia’s Stainless Steel Latchsets are ADA approved and are shipped with a 28 Degree Retraction Latch.

Come check it out!

NEW BRAND! Omnia.

We added a new brand of hardware to the site.

Omnia.

We just added the Omnia Stainless Steel Collection to the site. There is more to come!

Come and check it out!

  • Made of the highest grade materials.
  • Every piece is durable and resistant to corrosion and tarnish.
  • Concealed Screw Rosettes
  • 28 Degree Latch Retraction
  • ADA approved