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We recently got a new front and back door. That means new door knobs. One that I really wanted to lever style door handles (on the inside at least). I got this idea from my dad when he was telling me that it's building code for commercial building to have these because they are easier to open if you can't "grip" - like if you suffer from arthritis. It also makes it easier to open the door if you have your hands full.
With new lever action black hardware for the outside doors, that meant we had to get new matching ones for the inside. I put up a fuss over the cost, but not too much because 1) I also wanted new handles for the inside and 2) the old brass ones don't match any of the changes we've made to the house, and some are quite beat up and crappy looking. Now I've replaced the handles on the main floor and everything looks good. Most importantly, I can now open our doors with my feet if I'm holding milk and cookies. And that, my friends, is the true meaning of "accessible".Posted by jim at August 13, 2010 01:17 PM