Different door hardware on 1st/2nd Floor OK?
Hi Everyone, I have a handyman coming over to do some stuff for me. One of the things he'll do is switch out ugly scratched up builder doorknobs in our two story colonial. I bought door hardware from Lowe's -- it's an antiqued brass lever with a curlicue kind of shape. It seems to work pretty well with my first floor decor which has oriental rugs, traditional antiques, etc. But I'm thinking of doing plain round button style door knobs in the same antiqued brass color on the second floor where the bedroom doors are. The elaborate handsets feel like overkill in the private area of the house plus they seem so formal upstairs. Do you think door hardware has to match throughout the whole house? Another not insignificant detail -- the hardware from downstairs costs $27 for each handset and the round button hardware only costs $10. I have 10 doors, so that's a pretty big difference when you add it all up.