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What to Know Before Painting Your Front Door

Tired of that boring builder-grade door? Maybe it's time for a fresh look -- with paint! But first, the experts at Painted Furniture Ideas share what you need to know before taking on this DIY home remodeling project.  A fresh coat of paint on your front door can do wonders for your home. It can give...

How To Keep Your Hardware Looking Like New

That sheen. That sparkle. That right out of the box and onto your door shine! But what happens when the finish you fell in love with is looking a little worn and no longer has the luster it did when you first bought it? The trick is preventing your hardware from getting to that tarnished point! So...

Brass - Is It In or Out: Schlage Hosts Home Décor Debate with Leading Design Experts

CARMEL, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schlage, a brand that bridges the gap between security and design in decorative door hardware and locks, has cemented its role as a category leader by bringing together today’s most influential home décor and design opinion makers in a virtual debate focused on a hot...

Similar treatments. Unique statements.

Your front door is more than just another part of your home. It has to be secure (obviously), but it’s also a showpiece—one of the first things a guest at your home will see. That’s why it’s important to choose the best handleset for it.  While these two neighboring doors have similar Schlage...

Schlage® Continues to Build Strong Foundations with Leading Builders and Property Developers

Leading Lock Brand Showcases the Most Technologically Advanced Mechanical and Electronic Locks with In-Demand Decorative Hardware at 2014 International Builders' Show     CARMEL, Ind.--Schlage, creator of the strongest security products available to the home builders market, is bridging the gap between...

How to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal for less than $100

Every homeowner wants their house to look as good as possible, and with spring upon us and summer rapidly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your curb appeal. Home improvements can be large, costly projects, but they don’t have to be. You can easily add some style – and value – to...

How to Choose the Best Hardware When Building a New Home

So you're building a home... Are you thinking of building a new home or in the process of working with a builder to create the sweet house you always dreamed of having? Building a new home can be quite a process, filled with paying close attention to big and small details. The options are often times...

What Type of Lock Should I Put on My Bathroom Door?

Whether your bathroom needs new interior door hardware because the door knobs are outdated, the bathroom door levers are no longer working properly or you simply want a change of style there is a door lock out there for you!   FUNCTION First things first, you need to determine the function of the door...

Think Outside the Door!

So you think door hardware is only made to be put on doors? Think again, friends. Door hardware is making a presence in the most unique ways these days. Not only is it decorative coming in various shapes, sizes and styles, it's highly versatile and often times incredibly functional as well. The best...

Schlage Buying Guide - How to Choose the Best Door Lock

We know buying door hardware can be confusing... Will it fit on my door? Will it match the other finishes in my house? Do I want to carry around a key or have a keypad? Do I need a deadbolt or just a keyed entry lock? These commonly asked questions could be just a few that are swarming through your...

How To Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter’s approaching and if you haven’t prepared for it, this article by the Editors of This Old House, has some good tips. The slide show walks you through sixteen tasks that you’ve probably already taken care of, like servicing your furnace, bringing in your hoses, and winterizing your lawn, and...

Rental Home Security Made Easy with a Keypad Door Lock

Now may be a good time to consider investing in a rental property. Some in the know say that low home prices combined with low interest rates are creating a great opportunity. Of course, becoming a landlord involves a lot more than just buying the property. It's your responsibility to provide a safe...

How to Choose Interior Door Hardware

eHow, an online library of advice for just about anything you need to do, has a nifty article about how to choose interior door hardware. We at Schlage know it can be overwhelming to walk into a hardware store and choose the right door hardware for your style and your needs, so this article can...

You’re the Designer: Fall Design Trends for Your Home

Trend watchers agree that 2012 will be a year for comfortable, cozy, cocooning. The word among interior designers is that this home-centeredness includes a new respect for craftsmanship and quality as well as an appearance that reflects a sense of warmth and age.Dennis Hockman, editor of Chesapeake...

Fix Up for Fall with New Decorative Door Hardware

Now you can have top-rated door security and stylish decorative door hardware! The new Schlage Decorative Collections feature six new designs in door locks based on our most popular handleset designs. The Decorative Collections are available in a variety of finishes with Schlage door knobs and d...

Did you know? Door knobs through history

Have you ever wondered where door knobs came from? Their history is intriguing. We’ve scoured the web to compile this short overview of door knobs. At your next party, surprise your friends with your expertise in door knobs!Wooden doors and door handles first appeared around 5,000 years ago, as...

Make Your Style Sparkle with Glass Accents

What is there about glass that works so brilliantly in home décor? So many things. It’s light reflecting, adds an elegant touch to any design style, and can take many shapes from table tops and shelves to accessories like vases and bowls to door knobs, sidelights, and transoms, and even mirrors.In...

Tips on Home Décor

Quality and stylish door hardware provides the finish touch that will make the interior and exterior of your house vibrant. When choosing door knobs, door handlesets and door levers it’s important to match their color and finish with your house style. Schlage Style Selector can help you with...

Feng Shui Your Home Security

Using metals in your home décor has become high style and is also a key part of Feng Shuing your abode. One or more metals can be incorporated in your home design to complement your existing furnishings or create contrast through furniture, lamps, vases, wall décor, and other accessories. In the...

Make a Style Statement with Metal

Want to bring your last decade’s entry door into this one? Turn your dumpy door into a style statement with stand-out metal accents including door handlesets. Today you can find many sturdy door hardware styles, such as mid-century, colonial, contemporary, or Mediterranean, and metal finishes are...