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OCD or Handle to Low

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by dmb1978, 15th Mar, 2016.

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  1. dmb1978

    dmb1978 Well-Known Member

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    Finally just got the remaining bedroom doors put in. Now our carpenter has done some great work for us in the past so between school runs and feeding bub I wasn't able to keep an eye on the progress closely but assumed the handles would be placed in the same position as the existing ones. Due to the pattern on the door I would have thought the natural place to put the handle would have been in between the two rectangle carve outs as per the existing one.

    The doors still have to be painted white but my question is, is this my OCD in overdrive or is it simply too low?
     

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    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Where's the striker plate on the door frame?
     
  3. dmb1978

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    Yeah i think that was the problem, he matched them up to the existing plates whereas the other doors were put in new frames.
     
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    I'd want them changed. Especially if the doors will be painted. It means a bit of time and patching of door and frame and that will cost you of course. Will it annoy you every time you look at them?
     
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    Is it possible to change them at this stage? I would try.
     
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    It would bug me but I won't be living here much longer. Husband reckons they are fine and won't have them changed - hmmm no idea ;)
     
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    In that case, you won't be looking at them and could leave them as is. Once the doors are painted white, it will look better.

    Or you could ask a handyman / builder how much to move the handle and patch the door and move the striker plate and make a decision. Will these doors be in the same area as the others?

    In a similar vein, once a repairman marked our floor when he zig-zagged our dishwasher out to repair it. Every time I walk into the kitchen my eyes are drawn to that zig-zag.
     
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    Luckily they are a down a hallway and the same door there is a slider so has a different handle mechanism.

    Yes it's hard to unsee the seen
     
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    I admit that it bothers me... That is so bizarre!
     
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    so .. so wrong
     
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    I think it's not good enough, but if there's no existing doors close by I would just paint it up and not worry about it.
     
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    I read the heading and yes it is "too" low
     
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    If I was living there it would bug the heck out of me and would definitely have to be changed ... even not living there, knowing it was wrong would annoy me, but I'd probably leave it as is.
     
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    That is a bit odd if you've already got some in the right place.
    They should all be the same I reckon.
     
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    dat boy aint right

    Seriously that would annoy the hell out of me.
     
  16. dmb1978

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    Yes, i would have preferred to have at least had the option. Thanks for all your responses, glad it's not just me. ;)
     
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    Are you able to get them to fix it?
     
  18. dmb1978

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    No not at this stage. Running out of time as too many other things to do to get it on the market.