Choosing the right door hardware for your home

Finding the door hardware that brings your vision to life and suits your home’s style is not  deceptively complex. Even the smallest change can make a big impression, so choosing hardware that not only looks great, but also increases your home’s security and functionality is vital. 

Whether you’re selecting doorknobs, locks, handles, levers or latches, the details all work together to create a signature style. And the best part is that you don’t need to undertake a full-on demo or remodel project to realize a huge transformation.

The new look shouldn’t just enhance the appearance of the door itself, but should also compliment the rest of the home’s exterior, including light fixtures, windows, or even patio furniture. Consider every aspect of your home’s exterior to create a lasting first impression. 

No matter your preferences – door knobs, or levers, sleek and modern, or rustic and hand-crafted, Johnson Brothers has an array of top-quality hardware that’ll look and work like new for years to come.  

As the key transition-piece between the interior and exterior of your home, it’s important to select door hardware that also provides the proper level of security to suit your needs. And if you haven’t looked lately, the door lock game has changed substantially in the past few years. Along with conventional keyed locks, smart locks and retrofit smart locks are now options that can bolster the security or nearly any home. 

Conventional and electronic locks don’t have the most advanced features, but they provide a substantial, efficient barrier between your home’s interior and what lies outside.

Consider every aspect of your home’s exterior to create a lasting first impression.

To add convenience to security, smart locks can feature remote control, voice control, access logs, and more. Many of these innovations have become the norm in new-construction homes.

Retrofit smart locks provide a system to add the features of smart locks to an existing key-and-deadbolt lock. The strength of these locks is dependent on the original deadbolt, so it’s important to have strong existing deadbolt hardware to build on.

Before choosing your door lock hardware, be sure to consider your home’s overall accessibility, neighborhood, lock grades, and the level convenience you prefer. A quality deadbolt system is an expense you’ll never regret.

And if the selection process seems overwhelming, you’re in luck! We’ve got a friendly, professional staff that can help you navigate the options. We’re proud to offer hardware brands from Schlage, Emtek, and Sure-Loc. Visit our Idaho Falls or Boise showroom today to view our vast selection of hardware or to inquire about special orders.

How To Incorporate A Stylish Exterior Door Into Your Home

Every home needs exterior doors. As the entryway to your home and one of the first impressions made on guests, finding a door that compliments your home’s design and personality takes some consideration, but is truly a fun way to set your home apart and boost your style factor. 

If natural light is something you thrive on, you’ll want to consider an exterior door with a window. This provides a modern look while naturally brightening up your home. If a contemporary look is more your style, choosing an exterior door with several windows is another factor to consider. An exterior door with several windows also nicely complements homes painted with light colors. 

If you really want to match your exterior doors with the design of your home, you can easily purchase your doors custom-made at Johnson Brothers. Customizing your doors is a great way to make your home more unique and appealing. Some customizable options to consider for your exterior door may include: color, material (wood, metal, fiberglass, etc.) and decorative or access panels.

Depending on the style of your home, you might also want to choose specific features for your exterior door. For a home with a  modern look, you may want to go with an exterior door that is sleek in appearance. If your home has a country look, choosing an exterior door with wood or metal features may be the right way to go. Homes with industrial themes look great with steel elements on an exterior door. 

At Johnson Brother’s we offer a wide range of quality door suppliers that you can trust for any small or large project. We’re proud to work with brands such as Marvin, Andersen/Eagle, Coeur d’ Alene and Western vinyl windows and doors.

Remember, your door is one of the first things people see as soon as they approach your home. Choosing the right style for your exterior door will help make your home more distinguishable and unique.