How to Install Door Hardware | Schlage Review

Like everyone else, when we moved into our new home my project list grew to a MILE long (and still is! haha). Since the beginning, we had to prioritize projects, which is why we chose to tackle some of the huge renovations first, like filling in our sunken living room, updating our flooring, and eventually remodeling our kitchen!

While the large projects definitely make an impact, it’s the details that bring the house together and make it look complete!

Why We Are Updating our Hardware

One project that we never got to? Making sure we had matching hardware throughout our house. We had a lot of mixed metals and styles going on and the inconsistency room to room was driving me mad! It looked inconsistent.

Of course, we are using Schlage!

In my last house, we had upgraded the hardware to Schlage because the contemporary designs brought that extra level of sophistication to the interior. Now that I know the quality and beauty of Schlage, I have been so excited to do the same with #savannahsmodernranchhouse!

We have their newest lock, the Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt, installed alongside a full interior door hardware overhaul, to give our home some character with the traditional styles, satin brass metals and glass knobs. Let’s talk about this hardware! We selected some items from the Schlage Custom collection, and oh boy … This was by far the easiest hardware to install. We have installed a lot of door hardware and because this collection was designed for interchangeability, it made the process quick and easy.

What We Chose:

We wanted a custom look – and that is what we got!

The amazing part about Schlage’s hardware is that it can all be customized – from the knob style to the color of the plate, I chose every detail that brought together this absolutely stunning look! The glass on the knobs is such a showstopper and I never knew I could feel that way about a door knob!

You can do the same by checking out their product line here.

Installation was super easy!

We installed all of the hardware the same day! Schlage’s instructions make is very easy to install securely – anyone can do this! Here are the instructions we followed:

How to Install Schlage Door Hardware

Step 1: Install the back plate.

Step 2: Install the latch.

Add the faceplate. Make sure the latch is centered in the hole. If not, you will need to adjust your latch length.

Step 3: Install the strike into the door frame.

Step 4: Install the exterior chassis.

Step 5: Install the interior chassis.
While holding the exterior chassis in place, push the pegs firmly into the slots.

Step 6: Install the chassis screws. Make sure the chassis is straight before tightening the screws.

Step 7: Install the interior and exterior trim.

Align the hole and the trim with the hole in the chassis. Repeat for the other side of the door.

Step 8: Install the exterior knob/lever.
Push the knob/lever firmly into the spindle. Then use the hex wrench to tighten the set screw.

We absolutely love the look of our Schlage hardware and with our newly painted black doors, it elevated the entire design of the house!

I would highly recommend this project and these products for a cohesive look throughout your home!


  • Reply
    Anil Baniya
    November 19, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for your article. I once broke a door knob of my customer. Luckily I used some d.i.y methods which I came to know know from this article. Luckily it helped me. Haha. Thanks to you.

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    geometry dash
    February 5, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Push the knob/lever firmly into the spindle. Then use the hex wrench to tighten the set screw.

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    July 18, 2021 at 4:52 am

    One important aspect when it comes to installing interior door hardware is to ensure that everything is tight before you even start. This is because if some of the hardware has to be removed or adjusted then you may not be able to get everything lined up correctly before you screw the latch assembly back in. Another important aspect of this type of installation is to make sure that the door frame is level and that the track from where you are pulling the door closed is aligned with the frame. If any of these things are not correct then there is a high chance that your door will not close properly.

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