Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JGates Amazing Updated Look!
My wife and I are updating a home that we recently bought and changed out all of the knobs with the Kwikset Laurel Venetial Bronze line (in addition to the hinges and strike guards) - such a GREAT look, especially for the price. These privacy knobs (bed/bath knob) were used on all of our doors that we wanted to lock on the interior. The installation was self-explanatory, went quickly (about 10 minutes per knob), and are high quality with an expensive look. These knobs are such a great way to update the look of your entire home with just door hardware.
If you're updating the hinges, strike guards, and/or door stops to match these knobs, the Everbilt oil-rubbed bronze line is perfect.
September 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rbrband No visible screws: Easier to use for elderly--everyone. Minor selling point at selling and moving time.
Attaching the knobs together requires moving a certain small lever, with a flat-blade screwdriver, on the side of the smaller assembly--sideways. Holding both knob assemblies together then, while the sides are pushed and mated together--then turning the knob on the other side from the one with the lever (repeatedly in each direction, with each knob, perhaps)--the small lever then moves backwards and the handles then connect solidly--with a click.
A phillips-head screwdriver proves unnecessary for putting the halves together. (Of course, one is required for attaching the larger side side to the plate and installing the strike, perhaps.) No screws are visible, either.
To remove the knob hardware--pushing the decorative, hiding faring aside reveals the lever again--push that sideways with the blade screwdriver--the knob assembly featuring the lever then may easily be removed. Loosen the screws, well, from the plate, again--pull out the larger assembly from the bolt--then, remove the bolt assembly.
Less expensive knobs generally do invoke visible screws--such hardware must invoke a simpler, cheaper design.
I like the quality and appearance of Laurel hardware: It's memorable and very practical. I figure that , as our society ages, the egg-shaped Laurel-style should prove increasingly popular and desirable. The design proves slightly easier to open for the elderly, handicapped, caretakers, and arthritics--for virtually anyone. It isn't the traditional round, cylindrical, nor bell shapes--thus, it won't slip in the hand in their manner. Laurel should provide a minor, positive selling point later on, too.
Given that homeowners spend a great deal of money upon better handsets, anyway--why should they not consider Laurel, after all? The looks and quality lasts (seemingly into perpetuity--well over 10 years already)--the satin nickel finish appears to prove really durable--it doesn't appear to scratch up very easily at all. Anything like that appears to prove totally unnoticeable, anyway. Rust or corrosion appears to prove non-existent at all!
The builder originally had put in popular quality Kwikset handle-style interior door hardware--unfortunately, such handles--given that particular height--snare my belt loops! Thus, I replaced them with Laurel--the entire set up--decorative front entry door handset, exterior locking, and deadbolts, too.
November 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by giraffe10 Interior Lock in Egg Shape
I just bought a house that has all egg shape knobs. You could not lock it on the inside of the knob and shut it from the outside. As a safety feature it would release the lock.
Egg shapes are a really nice and unique shape for a knob so on this I recommend the shape. However, on all brands, the egg shape includes a face plate that locks it all into place. This plate is quite impossible to install because the face plate all but refuses to install and work as intended
May 24, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by babs Classy and sophisticated
We used these knobs on Jen Weld Craftsman replacement doors throughout our vacation cottage. Many of the doors were small (30-32" wide) so we didn't want a knob that would overpower the doors. We also have a tight budget to stick to. The oval knob looks very classy and adds just the right amount of detail to the doors.
We could not find this oval style knob for an entry door lock set. Not sure why it isn't offered.
December 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PatriciaB Door knob
Very chic and modern. I would definitely recommend this product.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StephTX Love this knob, so stylish!
I loves these knobs, they're so stylish! They feel very sturdy and very easy to install.
July 28, 2014