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Which door handle should I choose?

You have made the decision of replacing your current door to something more modern to match the contemporary vibe. But you wonder, ‘would a door knob look too boring?’Sally who lives across the street from you has a chrome finish rustic-looking long handle for her stunning Georgian-style house. Should you get that instead?Who would have thought that selecting a handle for your dream door would be such a Herculean task?As they say, it’s the little details that are vital so choosing the right door accessories, though a minor step, is extremely important.Essentially, doors came with the classic handle wherein you were required to hold the handle down to open the door. However, modern times called for modern measures and with that came in levers, knobs and pull handles.At The Palladio Door Collection, when we say that the customer is the king, it is not an empty platitude- we mean it and hence, we want to present two sides of the coin, the advantages and disadvantages of these handle styles. Let’s dive into the handle business with knobs.If you’ve a traditional-looking property from the 1800s that has been handed down to you or you’ve recently gone sale agreed on the well-distinguished house around the corner that you’d been hoping for, knobs would work their charm. They suit those resplendent Georgian or Victorian-style houses irrespective of the fact of what the home interiors look like.Not just period properties, they can give a complete uplift to even modern self or newbuilds. It is also an excellent way of child-proofing your home, making sure that your toddler cannot open the door easily from the inside and crawl straight into the neighbour’s garden- that’s the last thing you’d want!The only way a lever or a pull handle might have the upper hand would be owing to the fact that a door knob may not be able to offer the same grip as a lever or a pull handle would. Let that not deter you though!Speaking of lever handles, they’re quite handy especially after you’re home with bags full of shopping and haven’t got a finger, let alone an arm, to spare. You could access your home using your elbow to press on the lever.Can’t fault it though there’s a chance and admit it, we’ve all been there, that your clothing could possibly get caught in the handle if you’re in a rush and aren’t paying attention while running up and down.Pull handles: A thing to behold when fit perfectly on your stunning door! However, watch out for finger stains on these pull or finger-pull handles.The Palladio Door Collection has a plethora of door accessories for you to choose from. Our new range of contemporary doors under The Avant-Garde Collection suit the aspirations of modern homes. We’re so confident of our doors that we offer a 12-year manufacturing guarantee on the doors and a 5-year anti-corrosion warranty on this stainless steel door furniture, possibly unlike anyone else in the Irish and the UK markets today.Pick your door handle here: https://designer.palladiodoorcollection.com/retail/

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Lynn Foley: Homeowner Testimonial Carlow

Homeowner Lynn Foley, based in Carlow, is delighted with her Palladio door!Here's what she has to say:

Delighted with my new Palladio door recently installed. The quality is amazing and there is a great selection to choose from. The difference that it makes in terms of aesthetics, light and heat to the house is worth every cent. Installation was seamless and very tidy.Highly recommend!
Aw, thank you, Lynn!Have you bought your Palladio door yet? Design one today! 

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Spotlight on the Santiago Palladio Doors

'No matter where you are financially, quality time is always available and with just a bit of love and creativity, you can easily create a home.'At The Palladio Door Collection, we strive to deliver nothing but the best because we know what your home means to you.Bring home one of our popular and stylish Santiago doors. A great design with a contemporary influence through our unique glass designs and available in all of our colours, this entrance door style would complement all builds. This is also an ideal style for a back door. The woodgrain effect that is lifted from a real oak door compliments this design.All of our products are produced in-house and are quite unique in their appearance.

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Spotlight on the T&G Palladio Door

'No matter where you are financially, quality time is always available and with just a bit of love and creativity, you can easily create a home.'At The Palladio Door Collection, we strive to deliver nothing but the best because we know what your home means to you.Bring home one of our popular and stylish T&G doors. A great design with a contemporary influence through our unique glass designs and available in all of our colours, this entrance door style would complement all builds. The woodgrain effect that is lifted from a real oak door compliments this design.All of our products are produced in-house and are quite unique in their appearance.T&G Solid:T&G solid Palladio Door, composite door, front door, entrance door, T&G Glazed:T&G Palladio Door, composite door, front door, entrance door,T&G Palladio Door, composite door, front door, entrance door, 

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Spotlight on the Joyce Palladio Door

'No matter where you are financially, quality time is always available and with just a bit of love and creativity, you can easily create a home.'At The Palladio Door Collection, we strive to deliver nothing but the best because we know what your home means to you.Bring home one of our popular and stylish Joyce doors. A great design with a contemporary influence through our unique glass designs and available in all of our colours, this entrance door style would complement all builds. The woodgrain effect that is lifted from a real oak door compliments this design.All of our products are produced in-house and are quite unique in their appearance. 

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Spotlight on the Giza Palladio Door

'No matter where you are financially, quality time is always available and with just a bit of love and creativity, you can easily create a home.'At The Palladio Door Collection, we strive to deliver nothing but the best because we know what your home means to you.Bring home one of our popular and stylish Giza doors. A great design with a contemporary influence through our unique glass designs and available in all of our colours, this entrance door style would complement all builds. It is also an ideal option as a back door. The woodgrain effect that is lifted from a real oak door compliments this design.All of our products are produced in-house and are quite unique in their appearance.  

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Spotlight on the Paris Palladio Door

'No matter where you are financially, quality time is always available and with just a bit of love and creativity, you can easily create a home.'At The Palladio Door Collection, we strive to deliver nothing but the best because we know what your home means to you.Bring home one of our popular and stylish Paris doors. A great design with a contemporary influence through our unique glass designs and available in all of our colours, this entrance door style would complement all builds. The woodgrain effect that is lifted from a real oak door compliments this design.All of our products are produced in-house and are quite unique in their appearance.  

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Spotlight on the Milan Doors

A beautiful life begins at home.
Bearing this in mind, we, at The Palladio Door Collection, strive to deliver nothing but the best because we know what your home means to you.Here's our lovely Milan doors from The Avant Garde Collection that are created to suit the aspirations of modern homes.All of our products are produced in-house and are quite unique in their appearance. Milan_Avant_Garde_IrelandMilan_Avant_Garde_IrelandMilan_Avant_Garde_IrelandMilan_Avant_Garde_IrelandDesign yours using our door designer: https://designer.palladiodoorcollection.com/retail

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Will your house be broken into?

We don’t mean to cause an unnecessary stir but do you think your home could be broken into?

Perhaps your front door doesn't look as solid as it could and perhaps it creaks every time you shut it behind you?

Are you thinking of putting off the repairs on that rear entrance of your home, hoping that with the long days of summer ahead, you won’t need to worry about it as much?

Are you being watched by someone, even in a respectable neighbourhood, who may later attempt to break in and steal your possessions, possibly harming you in the process?

It’s time to secure your home!

 

Summer 2022 is here and while the days are indeed longer, they don’t guarantee that your home is safe. Ever heard of daylight robberies? That’s not just a phrase, things happen in real life.

 

Let’s have a run-through of what might appeal to a burglar when they are considering a break-in to a home:

 

Poor doors:

Poor_Doors_Will_Your_House_Be_Broken_IntoNo s*it, Sherlock! Old, rusty doors, even those that seem to be scratched/ paint worn off, tend to give an impression of being less secure than a solid-looking door. If these doors haven’t survived the weather, there is a good possibility that they won’t survive a break-in attempt.
 

Locks:

Locks_Will_Your_House_Be_Broken_IntoSpeaking of doors, the devil is in the detail - locks. If getting a new door doesn’t fit your budget at the moment, think about replacing the locks. Don’t let the excitement get the better of your level-headed thoughts. You don’t know who had access to the house before you did, whether you’ve won the bid-wars or are renting. (If renting, you could always speak to the landlord or the estate agent and explain your concerns) The Palladio Door Collection has various types of locking mechanisms and lock styles to suit your needs. Find out more here: https://palladiodoorcollection.com/uk/locking-mechanism/
 

Alarm system:

Houses these days, whether it's a contemporary state-of-art apartment or a family home, should be equipped with a reputable alarm system. The last thing you want is to return from work or holidays and find your house broken into.
 

Create a more secure appearance:

Create_an_Impression_Will_Your_House_Be-Broken_IntoAs they say, looks are deceptive. Give the impression that there is always someone in the house. If you are away on holiday or you have purchased a house that you are not living in, and this is obvious from the front, think of ways to make it look as if the house is occupied.You could possibly check in every so often, be it having a car parked there at times or some movement seen from someone who might be looking in for you. Do up the driveway, and keep some plants on your porch, which not only gives a more lived-in look, but also boosts your kerb appeal. Use automated lighting - set up timers so that the lights turn on at certain times and turn off perhaps late at night. Most of the time, stalkers are deterred by using this simple tactic.
 

Decor:

It might sound unusual, but keep your house looking well maintained, clean and tidy. This gives the impression that it is being looked after and lived in.  Little additions like a mat wouldn’t hurt, bringing in a warm welcome on the porch. But resist leaving a spare key under it:-) While it’s your home and you can decorate it how you wish, try and avoid doing anything that might make the house stand out from the surrounding houses, especially if in an estate. That often gives an impression to the burglars that if you have spent extravagantly on doing up the house exterior, there might be something of much more value inside the house.
 
An option to consider is buying the most secure composite front door on the market, from The Palladio Door collection. Available in 31+ styles in 13 colours and now with The Avant Garde Collection available in 5 styles and 9 colours, our stunning collection of unique doors has something to suit every taste and every type of house. Our industry-leading design makes our doors the best composite door available in the Irish and the UK markets- no wonder we offer a 12-year manufacturing guarantee on our doors! 

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Spotlight on the Barcelona Doors

A good home must be made, not bought.
Bearing this in mind, we, at The Palladio Door Collection, strive to deliver nothing but the best because we know what your home means to you.Here's our lovely Barcelona doors from The Avant Garde Collection, a new range of contemporary doors to match the demands for modern architectural homes.All of our products are produced in-house and are quite unique in their appearance. White_Barcelona_IrelandBog_Oak_Barcelona_IrelandBog_Oak_Barcelona_Avant_GardeDesign yours using our door designer: https://designer.palladiodoorcollection.com/retail

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Summer 2022 Door Trends

It’s almost mid-May though it only feels like yesterday when we danced to the hits of the previous years and welcomed the New Year in. While most of us are looking forward to longer and sunnier days, both literally and metaphorically, a question to ask yourself is: Is your home exterior ready for a summer refresh? While there is nothing wrong with being wrapped or cuddled up in soft blankets with a book in one hand and hot chocolate or strong coffee cup in the other, needless to say cozying up in front of the nice and warm fire, summer does bring in renewed hopes and joy. Ahead of the much-anticipated summer after two years when things are looking relatively ‘normal’, it’s time to prepare your home for the season. 

Summer wreath:One of the first door decor trends that come to mind is getting a lovely door wreath. Who said wreaths have to appear on your front door only when the festive period of Christmas kicks in? Summer wreaths have now increasingly charmed their way into the vogue. While flowers and dried leaves make up for most wreath styles, you could indulge in fruits to bring in some freshness. Since pets have become such an important part of our lives, especially during and after the lockdowns, animal-friendly wreaths that bear such small fruits or non-toxic substances work wonders.  Or it may be no harm letting your Easter wreath with the cute bunny hang in on the door for a while more. You don’t need it to be Easter to see the bunnies, do you?
 
Clever lighting:You could brighten up your porch or the driveway with some smart LED lights that are great when lit and won’t be much of a hassle to your electricity meter. You don’t have to get a huge pendant or a chandelier of the sort to hang it on your porch; you can make a statement with some clever solar-powered lights. Let’s make the most of the sun, shall we? 
 
Gardening:While this is not a door trend exactly, your front door could benefit if you could place a few potted plants in the corners of the porch or your driveway.  If your green thumb isn’t content with just working on the front door aesthetics, you could give your backyard a nice mow every once in a while and plant some flowers, vegetables or anything that you like to increase the vibe around your back door. After all, the rear entrance should also be borne in mind when it comes to redecorating the house.
 
Refresh your door:A good few paint their current front doors to usher in periodic changes. Painting sounds great, doesn’t it? However, trust us when we say that the paint will fade over time.  Both, our Palladio and Avant Garde doors have a renolit foil finish, which stands for the true colour that will never fade over time. Or if you want to unleash the Picasso within you, go all out and paint the exterior walls or the gate of your house with something that you’ve always wanted to experiment with.
 
Give a try at our free online door designer tool to feel the difference that our door will bring to your home!
 

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Orla & Anthony: Homeowner Case Study

Homeowners Orla & Anthony, based in North Cork, of the Instagram account From_House_To_Our_Home are elated with their new Palladio door. (more…)

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