Home Improvement

Building 101: Hardware Essentials (Part 2)

Door stops, door knobs, and more


Aside from hinges, door stops and door knobs are also musts in any home. With different options in the market today, it pays to know which is which.

Photographed by Jeremiah Idanan.

Door Stop

A door stop or door guard is a device used to avoid damage to the paint or the wall itself. 

HAVA Door Stop, P120.00, True Value

Wall-mounted door stops may either be a magnetic latch that attaches itself to the wall component when the door is opened, or a spring type that gently helps the door to lightly bounce back when opened.

It may also be floor-mounted, usually in the shape of a quarter moon with a rubber or silicon pad to ease the door from bumping or smashing. There are also detached versions that come in the form of a wedge or any decorative piece that can be lodged against or under the small space under the door.

Home Aid Magnetic Type Door Stop, P105.00, True Value

Door Knobs

Door knobs are conventional hardware used to open or close a door. They are either round or spherical and operated by turning the knob which in turn, twists the latch.

Faultless Door Knob (Antique), P1,640.00, True Value

Faultless Door Knob (Silver), P1,050.00, True Value

Lever Handles

Lever handles are considered more practical compared with door knobs because of its practicality and ease of use. For instance, when both your hands are full, you don’t need to struggle to twist the knob open, but instead push it with your elbow or arm. Depending on the direction of the door swing, they come in left- or right-handed versions, too.

Faultless Lever Handles, P1,630.00, True Value

*Special thanks to True Value – Shangri-La Mall

*Prices are subject to change.


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