can I use modern lever door handles on 100 yr old house and what low maintenance plants can I add

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  1. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    Suggestions pls to uplift a 100 yr old house
    Can I use modern lever door handles for a newer look or should I leave the old lever handles there currently

    Which plants r low maintenance to add in front or back plain grass gardens
    What else can lift the front it back gardens


    To improve house I'm looking at
    Paint
    Door handles
    Lights
    Flooring
    Garden front back

    Any other suggestions pls ?
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Existing photos please? 100 yr old house could be anything from a rustic shack to a federation terrace to Art Deco gem.:confused:
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    This mob will get you in the door. Linky
     
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  4. justine77

    justine77 Well-Known Member

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    it seems the shape is different so if i change handles i'd have alot of work to paint etc.

    old ;leverl door handles have rectangular parts that screw into door
    new ones have round parts that screw into door
    wont be good
     
  5. hobo

    hobo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe give more details in your original post then, so that posters can more accurately answer your question.

    e.g.
    - a photo of the existing profile, plus relevant info that you did "not wish to do anything (sanding / painting) apart from screwing the new handle on".

    "Rectangular" - what size??
    "Round" - ummm, as above.
     
  6. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member Business Member

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    Yep, without photos it is very hard to know what you are talking about.
    I replaced some lever handles on the internal doors in a 1970s flat a few months ago with identical, brand new lever handles. I was amazed I found them. They were in Bunnings hiding unloved on a top shelf. And they were cheaper than anything else. I don't like it when people put modern handles on old doors in old buildings - it never fools anyone.
     
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    LifesGood Well-Known Member

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    It's highly unlikely that the "cut-out" for your existing handles will be suitable for any new handles. Best trying to restore the handles unless you want to replace all the doors too.
     
  8. bythebay

    bythebay Well-Known Member

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    Cordylines from Bunnings are good low maintenance and cost plants in my experience
     
  9. Nemo30

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    They are... but i wouldnt just have cordylines. I think they need to be feature planted like in a row or as part of a wider planting scheme.

    Depends on the house, how much room you have and the climate where you live.

    Personally i like flowers and colour... roses, daisies, geraniums, lavender none of which are particularly hard to keep.