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Do all my door knobs have to match?

(9 Posts)
LanaStraightLeg Wed 26-Mar-14 14:39:52

And other first world problems. Don't like everything to be too matchy matchy. But then also don't want to look mental. Help me!

Lagoonablue Wed 26-Mar-14 14:49:57

I like them to match. Looks neater.

Ludways Wed 26-Mar-14 14:52:46

No, I prefer shabby chic. Neat is boring, lol

bigbadbarry Wed 26-Mar-14 14:55:03

Yes, is the law grin

EeyoreIsh Wed 26-Mar-14 15:01:25

our doors don't even match blush

PigletJohn Wed 26-Mar-14 15:45:47


And need not be at all expensive.

However if you want knobs not handles, your latches need to be at least 3", preferably more, or you will bang your knuckles. A Victorian or Edwardian house suits knobs and a 5" or 6" backset.

wonkylegs Wed 26-Mar-14 15:58:23

Not necessarily. It is preferable but sometimes in period houses you would have 3 types of knob.
An ornate one for the formal rooms off the main hall - drawing room, dining room, sitting room
A slightly less ornate one for the family bedrooms
A plain brass one for the service rooms

LanaStraightLeg Thu 27-Mar-14 23:12:39

Thanks grin I am clearly vair posh as I was actually thinking of an arrangement much as wonkylegs describes in my not very big 'ouse.

AngryFeet Thu 27-Mar-14 23:22:17

As long as they are not a mixture of knobs and handles I suppose not. Personally I like the matching look (even the cupboard handles in my hallway are smaller versions of the door handles) <loser>

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