Monday, February 10, 2014

Shopping: Locksets

There are about a million different options when it comes to locksets. We did not spend a ton of time looking for a lockset and just sort of knew when we saw it. We knew we wanted something that was a satin nickel/brushed nickel/stainless steel look to it to go with the other hardware (house numbers, mailbox). We also wanted to make sure that whatever it was definitely worked with a deadbolt. As far as the style, we were open to something that was a little more mid century or a little more modern. We generally gravitate towards things with clean lines, so a set with an 'elegantly curved' handle was not really an option.

  1. Schlage F60 V CEN 619 LAT Century Handle Set with Latitude Interior, Satin Nickel
  2. Samba Exterior Door Set from Rejuvenation
  3. Atlas Exterior Door Set from Rejuvenation
  4. Schlage FB50N V SIE 619 B60 Single Sylinder Deadbolt and F51 Keyed Entry Siena Knob Keyed Alike, Satin Nickel Finish
  5. Schlage F51 LAT 619 CEN Century Collection Latitude Keyed Entry Lever, Satin Nickel
I love the the sets from Rejuvenation but when you add in the deadbolts, the prices become significantly more expensive than any of the Schlage one. Plus we are planning on adding a storm door and that will probably cover up whatever we ended up choosing. So, it wasn't exactly worth it to spend the money on something amazing that was just covered up. We're not all about Schalge, they just happen to make the sets that we like. We ended up going with number 1, the Century Handle Set with Latitude Interior. As soon as we saw it in person, we knew it was the one that would fit our house the best.

Our contractor did voice concern about the styles that have the push down button to open. He said that those tend to fail sooner than any other type. We figured that because no one really opens the front door from the outside, we should be okay. We really only use the front door to grab mail, accept deliveries, and to invite those in that don't know that we normally use the back door.

Overall, we're happy with the choice and everything that's installed. It looks a million times better and like a completely different house so far...

We also decided to go with some similar options for the back door and the garage door.

  1. Schlage F51 LAT 619 Latitude Keyed Entry Lever, Satin Nickel
  2. Schlage B60N619 Deadbolt, Keyed 1 Side, Satin Nickel
  3. Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt featuring SmartKey in Satin Nickel
We purchased the same lever handle for both the back door and the garage door. The deadbolt is for the garage door and the SmartKey deadbolt is for the back door. We're hoping we like the key pad entry... I guess we can really always switch to a normal deadbolt. These guys aren't installed yet... we don't have the new back door in yet and we have to brave the freezing temps to put in the garage ones. But I will definitely update when they are in. So far we love the new front entry set, looks great and works properly (which wasn't the case with the old one).

1 comment:

  1. We went with the Schlage LAT Century for our front door as well. My only regret is not buying it in chrome when I had the chance. Overall, it's holding up and looks sharp.