From closet door knobs to bathroom door sets, the right hardware will set the tone for your home. While it may seem like a small detail, your hardware finish and style can make a statement about your home's aesthetic and age. If it's time to give your place a modern upgrade, all new interior door knobs and door sets will make an instant impact.
Before you purchase an interior door set, it's important to consider several factors. See our breakdown of how to choose an interior door set, the types of knobs available, and the measurements to keep in mind below.
Picking a style is the fun part. For a vintage feel, opt for glass or porcelain knobs. Large backplates make a statement on your door, while streamlined brass knobs offer a minimalist modern look. We offer a wide range of styles, including antique hardware and period-inspired designs for a perfect match with your home.
Look at the finishes on the other pieces in your home, from the kitchen cabinet hardware to the ceiling fixtures. You'll either want to match finishes or carefully choose a contrasting style for a stylish mix. For your door set, we recommend coordinating the finish of the strike plate—the piece of metal that protects your door jamb from the latch—with whatever finish is on the side of the door that opens into the room.
Many of our door sets offer the option of two finishes: one for the hallway side of the door set and another for the room-side of the door set. This is ideal for a door leading to a bathroom, where you might want oil-rubbed bronze to match the hallway and bedroom doors, but then polished chrome on the inside of the door to match the bathroom finishes.
Plain: If your door just needs to open and close, you want a plain (or passage) door set. This includes two knobs and two plain plates, and all the hardware needed to make it operate, including a tube latch (the tongue mechanism that keeps your door closed) and strike plate. Our sets are designed to work within the confines of modern construction, so if your doors are pre-drilled, our plates have you covered. (We also offer a Keyhole Passage set with ornamental keyholes on both sides of the door.)
Privacy: If you want a simple lock, like for a bathroom or a bedroom, you'll want a privacy door set. The interior of a privacy set features a thumb turn you can use to activate the lock, while the exterior features a keyhole for emergency access—you can undo the lock with a flathead screwdriver. (For a privacy set with no emergency access, take a look at a patio door set, which has a plain plate on the opposite side; no keyhole.)
Closet: For a closet door, consider a closet door set, which replaces the interior knob with an integrated door spindle, like an oversized thumb turn. This is an ideal option if you want to have a more ornate or stylish knob on the front of the closet door, and then a simple way to operate it from the interior side just in case.
Dummy: If you don't need a latch at all, grab a dummy door set. This includes one knob, one plate, and a dummy spindle to easily mount the knob wherever you need to pull.
How to Measure for a Door Set
Picking a door set is about more than just the shape of the drilled opening—it's about the spacing from the edge of the door to the center of the drilled area, also known as the backset. Depending on the design of the door and jamb, you may want a deeper backset to allow for better spacing. Our door sets come in 2.375-inch backsets as well as 2.75-inch. See our breakdown of what to measure, using the illustration from above.
1. Backset: Measure from the edge to the center of the drilled knob area; 2.375-inches (2 3/8-inches) is the modern standard.
2. Door Thickness: Measure the thickness of the door while open; The door width determines the type of components your door set is made with.
3. Jamb Thickness: Measure the thickness of your door jamb framed opening; a caliper tool is ideal.
4. Door Direction: Choose whether you need a left- or right-handed door. For a door swinging away from you, if the hinges are on the right, it's a right-handed door. If the hinges are on the left, it's a left-handed door.
Mortise Sets & Older DoorsOur door sets contain all the hardware you need to operate your door. Modern doors predominantly use tube latches to operate. Older doors use mortise cases instead, which feature larger square mechanisms. In deference to this tradition, we offer Mortise Privacy, Mortise Patio, Mortise Passage, and Mortise Keyhole Passage sets. Mortise sets involve special drilling and installation, so make sure you talk to your contractor about your project's needs before ordering them. If you're not certain which one you need, it's most likely you'll want a non-mortise plain, privacy, or patio set, as it's the modern standard.
We offer a wide range of door set options to choose from, so you can easily find the exact style and type you need for your home. Shop our quality door sets to get started.