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Buying Guide: Front Door Hardware

Buying Guide: Front Door Hardware

The first impression of your home is your front door. Set the stage easily with beautiful front door hardware.

Buying new entry hardware may seem complicated, but it’s really quite simple. Below, we lay out some simple tips that will help you pick out new door hardware.

Types of Front Door Hardware

Entry Sets

Our entry sets are two-piece sets, meaning the deadbolt is separate from the knob. This allows for a mix-and-match of styles. 

Entry Handlesets

Our entry handlesets are one-piece sets. That means the deadbolt and the door handle are one continuous piece. You can still mix and match the interior door knob set for a custom look.

How to Measure for a Secure Fit

Measure Backset

To determine the correct backset measurement for your door, you must measure the distance from the edge of the door to the center of your borehole. Two common backset measurements are 2 ¾ inches and 2 3/8 inches.

Door Thickness

The distance from the inside edge to the outside edge of a door is the measurement for door thickness. The industry standard for modern (post-1950) front doors is 1-3/4”. Many interior doors measure 1-3/8” thick.

Understand Door Handing

Door Handing refers to how a door opens and is determined by the hinge locations. To determine door handing, it’s important first to decide the inside versus the outside of the door. 

If you are on the outside of the door, the handing is indicated by the edge on which the hinge is installed.

  • The door hinges on the right side of the door are right-handing.
  • Hinges that appear on the left side of the door are left-handing.

When is handing required?

It is usually a good idea to determine door handing before ordering locks and door hardware.

This is especially true for locks with levers, privacy locks, and split finish or split design locks.

If you have any further questions about door hardware, please contact our customer service team.

Why is upgrading front door hardware important?


Your front door is typically the first step for safety in your home. Upgrading your door to ensure a more secure lock is the perfect way to deter thieves or break-ins.

Our deadbolts feature a 1 inch hardened steel bolt that is nearly impossible to get through. Pair this with any of our cast-iron hardware pieces, and you can rest assured that your front door is secure.


While safety is the number one concern, having door hardware that works well every time provides a simple everyday convenience. Not having to fumble around with sticking door locks allows for ease when entering and exiting your home.

This simple convenience is often overlooked but well worth the investment. 


Upgrading your hardware to match your style is an added perk to upgrading your entry hardware. With many different styles to choose from, we are sure to have something that will make your door stand out.

OurKeep Long Plate Entry Set with Keep Knob is a best-selling customer favorite. The classic farmhouse style adds style and security to your front door.

Upgrade Your Front Door Hardware Today

Adding security to your home is as simple as changing your entry hardware. With so many styles to choose from, you can style and security to your home in one weekend.

Explore our many Entry Sets and Entry Handlesets to find a look that’s right for your home.