We can all get a little set in our ways from time to time and large-scale decorating can be rather intimidating. Don't be put off making those small changes that can make all the difference to the overall look and effectiveness of your space though. There are some changes that you can make simply and with great effect. We have put together 5 simple ways you can update your home a little without too much time and effort.
As one of the leading suppliers of Kirkpatrick black ironmongery, Yester Home is committed to bringing you the highest quality ironmongery and making sure the product is going to be right for you.
One of the great reasons for choosing Kirkpatrick ironmongery for your home is the quality of the product. Produced in the UK their British Made black iron is far superior to cheaper imported ironmongery.
Cast from Malleable iron, this iron is more durable, stronger and just simply does the job better when it comes to locks and latches, pull handles, bolts, window casements and door and gate furniture.
It is ideal for use in bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas, having particularly stylish up to date finishes and fittings, including window casements and light fittings.
Kirkpatrick makes a wonderful selection of hinges and thumb latches too, with many decorative styles to choose from.
Black cast hardware is the go-to choice when it comes to barn conversions, country homes and interiors and yet also looks great in a more contemporary setting too, especially the Kirkpatrick Blacksmith Forge Range, which is available in a variety of finishes.
We especially love the Blacksmith Forge Iron Gothic Lever Door Handle with Arched Backplate this is available in Kirkpatrick's argent finish, which is a raw distressed cast iron with a lacquer finish. This finish is perfect for adding rustic appeal to any country home.
If you have solid wooden doors or rustic barn doors in your home then Kirkpatrick black ironmongery would be your must-have door furniture. They have a huge selection of lever door handles, door knobs and hinges to select but also rim locks and security options including bathroom fittings and euro locks.
If you are looking to make an impact when visitors call to your home then traditional black ironmongery also looks great on townhouses and country cottages alike. Their iconic door furniture includes door knockers, letter plates and doorknobs, which all set off front doors beautifully.
Black ironmongery can also be used in practical ways outside your front door including boot scrapers, boot pulls , front door signs and hanging basket brackets.
Whatever you choose we are sure that black ironmongery will be right for your home if you are looking for high-quality traditional fittings with a lifetime guarantee.
When it comes to buying black iron lever handles for the doors in your home the Kirkpatrick range is the go-to choice. With a huge range of designs to choose from Kirkpatrick lever door handles are suitable for many different interior doors. There are slim styles if space is an issue for you and more decorative styles for those looking for a traditional Victorian home.
Each lever door handle is crafted to perfection in their UK based foundry where quality and durability are synonymous with the Kirkpatrick name. Although Kirkpatrick makes many wonderful black iron lever door handles for you to choose from, here are our top ten designs that we have devised so that you can take a closer look at some of their most popular and stylish handles.
1. Top of the list is this all-time favourite Traditional black malleable iron lever door handle. This black iron Lever handle is the perfect handle for country homes and cottage doors. These are sold as a pair and suitable for locking with a standard key or a euro cylinder, they also come with a bathroom lock fitting, which makes them perfect for all occasions.
2. The Blacksmith Forge Iron Gothic Lever Door Handle With Arched Blackplate makes the perfect door handle for homes that still want that traditional feel but with a more contemporary look, ideal for barn conversions, loft apartments, these handles look great on wooden doors in the Argent finish as shown here. They come in a variety of sizes and are also available with a lock fitting or euro cylinder.
3. We really love this dainty Bent Antique Black Iron Lever Handle With Petal Design Backplate latch lever handle which is spring loaded and has a double protective coating to last a lifetime. It is the perfect handle for bedroom doors and smaller cottage doors.
4.The Smooth Iron Lever Door Handle On a Plain Backplate is a handle to suit any home. Made from Malleable iron this plain style backplate is very appealing to those looking for a traditional iron handle without any fuss. This handle speaks for itself. It comes with a lever handle on a lock backplate or a latch backplate or with a bathroom privacy fitting.
5. The Quadrant Iron Lever Door Handle has a solid quadrant handle which gives this handle a smart finish which is ideal for traditional townhouses and elegant homes. It comes with a lock backplate, latch and euro fitting, it also has a bathroom handle and is sold in pairs.
Black Ironmongery has always been a popular choice for country homes. With its distinctive style and high durability, it is one of the most practical hardwearing materials for homes of distinction.
You may not know that Kirkpatrick have been one of the most popular producers of Black Ironmongery for many years. Established in the West Midlands UK in 1855 by their founder William Kirkpatrick, Esq.
All of the Kirkpatrick Black Ironmongery is produced using authentic traditional casting methods, being cast in malleable iron.
Malleable iron is iron which has to be annealed to remove the carbon components. This makes it stronger and more durable than imported alternatives. Kirkpatrick is justifiably proud of their UK made range of products.
Their black ironmongery is crafted to the highest standards and they are confident that you will not buy a better quality product for your home. That is why we stock the complete range of Kirkpatrick's Black Ironmongery and also their Blacksmith Forge, Cast Brass and Rawnsley Range too.
Each and every piece is lovingly crafted by hand over a six week period, ensuring each door handle, and window latch is unique and created to provide strength and quality which will last a lifetime.
Much of the black door and window furniture is based on patterns used by their foundry since its beginning in the 19th century. The Kirkpatrick Foundry workforce uses the same finishing and assembly techniques as back then.
The Blacksmith Forge range is stylish and has been inspired by the iconic Gothic architecture of the late Medieval period. It includes both door and cabinet furniture, plus other fittings and comes in different finishes to suit.
The Cast Brass range is modelled from select pieces of the Black Iron range.
There are so many superb items of Black Ironmongery from Kirkpatrick for your home you will be spoiled for choice. As the premier choice in Black Ironmongery, there are also full care instructions with each item.
We love the look and feel of the traditional Black Ironmongery from Kirkpatrick but they also provide many items not only in Antique Black but also Smooth Black, Argent, and Pewter. Many items are also cast in Brass, which is always protected against corrosion.
There is a full range of external door furniture, including door knockers, letter plates, door knobs and locks which also includes a rim cylinder and keys and Bevelled night latch.
Internal door furniture and ironmongery include door furniture, door handles, door pulls and bedroom knockers.
Look for the Made In Britain logo displayed proudly on all of the UK manufactured Black Ironmongery from Kirkpatrick who are our premier supplier.
It's always fun to prepare our homes for special occasions and Christmas is no exception. We've put together 5 ways that will help you get your home Christmas ready. Make sure you have prepared ahead so that the festive season is filled with fun, allowing you to celebrate in style.
The first impression of your home will come from a great house sign on arrival to your property and also some stylish door furniture, a door knocker is always useful so that you will know when your guests have arrived, hopefully holding a bottle of your favourite tipple. If guests are staying over and you're planning on some winter walks then you will need somewhere for boots to be stored near to your entrance and a great boot pull to ensure they are easily removed.
The main area you will want to have ready to go is the kitchen. All good parties end up here and so you need to have it ready for cooking and entertaining. The rustic wall mounted bottle opener is a must to have on the wall at any party, your guests will thank you.
This stylish enamelled roasting tin is ideal for larger joints of meat, poultry and a large amount of veggie roasts for the vegetarian Christmas meal. No kitchen should be without one at Christmas.
If you're thinking about making some delicious bubble and squeak the day after Christmas with all of the leftovers or cooking up some delicious eggs for breakfast, then nothing is better than these wonderful cast iron skillets, which retain the heat and have the added advantage of hob to oven cooking.
Your dining area is going to be one of the central areas to show off at Christmas time. We're sure you will love serving pre-dinner drinks in these delightful gin pewter glasses, produced 100% in the UK.
The G and T is always a winter favourite.
During lunch there is always time for a toast in these stylish Champagne flutes, followed by an after lunch tipple in these super shot glasses.
We know you'll also want to serve cheese and biscuits later on and these super stylish cheeseboards make an ideal serving platter.
Once full from all that Christmas dinner you will want to retire to a comfy living room and put your feet up next to the fire. Nothing is better than a log fire at Christmas and these log baskets are perfect for carrying logs through from outside and also storing them next to the fireplace.
While relaxing now is the time to crack a few nuts in this fabulous cast iron nutcracker, no worries about spilling the shells as it has a handy built-in shell catcher, it looks great displayed all year round too.
As your guests finally leave they will want to be able to easily grab their coats and hats and what better way to make that happen then by having a handy hat and coat rack next to your door.
With all these hooks to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. Why not hand out a little parting gift as they leave and give them this super handy bottle carrier to hold plenty of beer when you visit their home tomorrow.