White porcelain doorknobs–popular from the Civil War to the 1930s– have a classic, summery appeal that works year-round. Here are some favorite options.
Above: Classic and clean, the White Porcelain Doorknob is $35 at Rejuvenation Hardware.
Above: Thomas Hoof Produkt in Germany offers a Porcelain Door Set that includes two knobs and two key rosettes for €33.50.
Above: High-end hardware purveyor Nanz of New York is the holy grail of hardware; locate a dealer and peruse the offerings at Nanz.
Above: The Classic Rosette Door Set in white porcelain and polished chrome is $85.95 from House of Antique Hardware.
Above: This Pair of White Porcelain Doorknobs has a solid brass shank and polished chrome base and is $40.99 at Amazon.
Above: Emtek’s Ice White Doorknob Set is $96 from Low Price Doorknobs.
Above: Nostalgic Warehouse’s White Porcelain Knob is designed for indoor/outdoor use and available in six different metal finishes; $36.54 from Knobs and Hardware.
Above: Emtek’s Almond Knob is $96 at Emtek Hardware.
Above: The Doorknob Passageway Set in white porcelain is $73 each, $67 each for a set of three, and $49 each for a set of 10 at the Renovator’s Supply.
At Remodelista, Hardware is one of our passions. You too? Have a look at our posts on Nautical Cleats for Home Use, Floor Outlets, The Ultimate Bathroom Hook, and DIY Braided Drawer Pulls for $1.25 Each.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose the hardware items for your bathroom in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bath Hardware.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 1, 2013, as part of our Renovation and Reclamation issue.