Choosing a door-handle for inside your house
Posted Oct 18, 2006
There are three general types of door handles that are particularly suitable for inside your house, and before choosing a handle, you need to decide what you would like the handle to do: open and close the door by turning, provide privacy, or simply open the door without any latch.
Passage door knobs include a basic latch that allow you to open and close the door. They do not have a lock. You would typically use this for something like a hall-cupboard, lounge or child's bedroom.
Dummy door knobs can be used to open or close a door but do not include a latch. They can be used on built-in wardrobes and sliding doors.
Privacy door knobs have both a latch that the door handle operates, but also include a lock on one side. You would use this for bathrooms or bedrooms requiring privacy. The lock has emergency access from the outside.