by Maker Media
Home remodeling projects usually conjure up images of dust, plastic over your furniture, the incessant noises of hammers and drills and generally chaos in your home. But not all home do-it-yourself projects have to be this way. One of the easiest ways to update your kitchen design or home design is to simply change the hardware! Believe it or not, your door handles can make – or break-the design and style of your home, so it is important to pay attention to detail when reinstalling door elements.
Step #1: Size Does Matter
When replacing your door hardware, evaluate the size of your door handle. For entrances and exits, it is easier to grip larger sized handles. Whether you are replacing the hardware you already have with the same version, or are considering upgrading your style or size, be sure to write down the size of your hardware. This will prevent too large screws stripping or cracking the wood in your door frame.