As my husband and I plan to build our first home, I realized that the very first bit a visitor comes with any home is the doorknob. Listed below are 20 knobs I would be proud to own as the”first touch” in our future dream home. — Alison out of Long Distance Loving

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Vintage Full-Dummy With Knob, Venetian Bronze – $56.25

This knob would offer a bold introduction to any space. Beautiful and bronzed, it would command attention.

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Emtek Bristol Clear Crystal Door Knobset with Disk Rosette

A modern take on the glass doorknob, this beauty would feel fantastic in your hand.

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Plymouth Antique Brass Bed and Bath Knob – $19.97

Having an antiqued look, this knob requires a classic wooden door to accompany it. It might not have a great deal of frills, but it will have a well-executed layout.

Contemporary Knobs

The unique shape of the doorknob would take a fun twist (literally) on the conventional round shape.

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Emtek Cast Stainless Steel Round Door Knobset w/Disk Rosette

Sleek and modern, this knob would make a white door positively pop. It’s chic curves and lines would also look stunning paired with a full glass door.

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Polo Venetian Bronze Hall/Closet Knob – $14.70

Who would not love this bronze beauty? Its spherical shape and divine handhold could make it the ideal complement to a room of any colour.

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Georgian Satin Nickel Dummy Knob – $13.97

Invoking a few memories from my youth, this knob is a fixture in several all-American households. Its simplicity adds to its charm.


Rope Half-Round Knob with Rope Rose – $59.50

The nautical texture of the knob needs a seaside home. I seriously cannot get enough of the rope detailing!

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Emtek Cast Bronze Butte Door Knobset

This knob would offer plenty of personality to a space. It feels somewhat rustic, when compared with the other smoother knobs within this ideabook.


Georgetown Rosette With Hyde Park Knob – $60.80

The white porcelain of the knob gives a blank canvas for any room. It’d look great anywhere, but it would seem especially nice in a bathroom.


Weslock Julienne Egg Door Knob – $12.96

Complementing a present or classic home, this knob could make an ideal choice for someone wanting design flexibility.


Providence Door Set With Round Brass Knobs Passage, Polished Chrome – $90.95

Chic and sleek, the extensive base plate of the chrome knob makes it an instant classic in my book.

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Rust Brown Swirl Privacy Knob with #2 Rosette – $86.10

This knob looks inviting and warm. It would be ideal for a variety of rooms, whether at a cozy cabin or even a modern home.


Georgian Knob With Camelot Rose – $12.60

Regal and complicated, this knob needs attention. It is strong and wouldn’t disappear into the background of any area.

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Acorn Stainless Steel Rounded Plate Door Knob Set

This knob reminds me of you you might see in a 1920s-era resort. It would add elegance and sophistication to any space.


Filmore Full Dummy Knob Set, Polished Brass – $93.77

Bronzed and amazing, this knob evokes a classic American sense. It would look gorgeous on doors of colors.


Round Passage Knob, Oil Rubbed Bronze – $18.20

This slick knob could make a statement. Its simplicity makes it even more elegant.


Portland Passage Knob, Satin Nickel – $20.80

A bit more subdued, this knob would not take away anything from a space. It would settle nicely in the background and allow a room do the talking.

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Emtek Hammered Egg Door Knobset

A room fit for a king might only be enhanced with these gorgeous gilded knobs. The texture provides an excess oomph to this beauty.

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Brass Accents Georgetown Clear Crystal Door Knobset w/Netropol Rosette

In a sea of glass doorknobs, the unique shape of the knob would make it stand out from the audience. I can’t get enough of the nickel and glass mix!

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