Learn all about the details of choosing a timeless classic, timeless antique brass door handle! Whether you choose a glass door handle with a brass plate, or a simple, solid brass door handle, you won't regret the choice!
Because I'm always drawn to the timeless sheen of brass, I use it both in our St. Louis home and in our lakeside cottage at Table Rock Lake. In fact, you can read all about the beautiful Dutch doors we chose for the lake and see how we used those brass knobs there!
Brass is back in a whole new way. Gone are the days when we spray-painted brass hardware. Now we're embracing the warmth they add to our home! From unpainted brass as a living finish (meaning it will develop a sheen over time) to polished brass, antique brass, satin brass, English brass, and more, no matter the age, in your Adding brass to your home is an easy way to create historic charm.
Real brass is timeless, classic, and traditional. It can feel fresh and modern (like on the Dutch door of our lake cottage) or warm and retro with an old-fashioned soft sheen.
Metals containing copper or brass have antimicrobial properties due to the fretting effect. Unpainted brass door handles effectively self-sterilize in as little as 15 minutes to as long as 8 hours; brass is a durable metal that resists corrosion, making it an excellent choice for interior and exterior doors.