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Door Hardware 4: Adorning the Door

The entry door is the window to the soul of the home and serves as a harbinger of what to expect when the door is opened. Entry door hardware, similar to most other products sold in a decorative plumbing and hardware showroom, serves both functional and aesthetic purposes. Door hardware not only provides a critical component of home security, but also makes a unique design statement. The manner in which the entry door is adorned represents the only opportunity for homeowners to make a first impression. Helping clients to select entry locksets and door accessories helps to maintain the security of the home and can increase the property’s value and improve its appearance.  This course will explore different functional and ornamental hardware used to adorn the door, how to determine customer needs and wants and how to meet them, standard terminology used in specifying door hardware, and more.

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