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    Bathroom DIY - Doorknob spruce up

    Published on 25 January 2019, Friday, 5:44 AM

    Do you find yourself procrastinating over small jobs around the house? While it is easy to ignore that dripping tap, loose floorboard or the cracked step out the back, small problems can turn into big ones, so it is important to nip them in the bud before they spiral into a larger, more costly issue.

    With a large amount of traffic through the bathroom, it is likely that a certain amount of maintenance is required to keep things in working order.

    Replacing doorknobs can be one of those niggling issues and while they don't present a huge problem if left alone, they can be a persistent hassle which can be easily fixed.

    But this repair is easy and affordable - all you need for this bathroom DIY job is a screwdriver, power drill and a replacement doorknob.

    This job may be a good time to think about decor and match your new doorknobs with your bathroom colour scheme - while it isn't essential, the finer details can make a big difference to a room. You might also want to take the opportunity to ensure that your doorknob matches any cupboard handles or drawer pulls in your bathroom - it might be time to replace everything for a whole new look!

    Once you have removed your existing doorknob, the underlying plate (if it has one) and the latch, you can start with the new one.

    To install the new doorknob, reverse the removal procedure - most doorknobs accommodate varying backsets.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.