First impressions count and swapping your door knocker for something traditional or quirky can make a big impact
The stay indoors Covid rules don’t have too many advantages, but at least many of us are finding time to spruce up our homes. And you don’t have to invest in a huge, expensive renovation project. Just a few simple, cost-effective cosmetic changes can transform the look and feel of a house. Choosing a new door knocker is a great example, as first impressions count.
However, there are a few things to consider first. Ideally, your door knocker should fit in the middle of the door at about head height, and be coloured in a way that stands out from the rest of the door. And if you live in a period property, you should ideally choose an authentic looking traditional door knocker, rather than anything too sleek or modern.
As well as taking care of the aesthetic appearance, it’s also useful to consider the ergonomics too. A heavy, black iron door knocker, for example, will have a very different feel to a slender polished chrome one, so this is purely down to personal taste.
To really impress your guests you can always embrace the more unusual side of design, like lion heads, horseshoes or even have a bespoke knocker made in your own personal quirky design.
We’re lucky right here in Wales and the Borders to have one of the best and most well-stocked shops in the UK. The Door Knocker Company is located in the Shropshire town of Church Stretton and supplies British-made brass and iron architectural period fixtures and fittings to worldwide customers, including collectors and interior designers as well as anyone just wanting to improve their own home.
They also support local foundries, so can maintain great quality while ensuring prices remain competitive. And not only that, with over 30 years' experience, they've even worked with film, TV and theatre companies, too.
Despite lockdown, you can still browse and purchase from The Door Knocker Company's online shop at www.thedoorknockercompany.co.uk or call 01694 720189.