The hardware on the front door


We moved in before our door hardware arrived, so we used the temporary builder locks for a couple of weeks after we moved in.

We submitted our order to the lumber supply store right after the finish work was completed, however, for whatever reason the order was never actually placed, so our hardware never arrived. I was a bit frustrated, so decided to look order from somewhere else. In the process, I got bid from another lumber supply store that was nearly the same - but about the same time, I found an online retailer with the exact same stuff (same manufacturer, style, color, etc.) for less than half the price. I ended up buying everything online and saved about $1300.

Door hardware is one of those items that no subcontractor really does. I am not even sure who you would hire to install it. Fortunately, it is really quite easy to do, so I did it myself.

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