The 10 Best Exterior Door Handles

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Whether you're outfitting a brand new front door or simply upgrading the hardware on your existing one, choosing the right exterior door handle can be a big decision. After all, it's one of the first things guests see when they come to your home. Our selection includes many complete sets with deadbolts, plus a few handle-only options for those who don't need the locking mechanism. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Schlage Smart Sense

2. Nostalgic Warehouse Victorian

3. Amazon Basics Wave

Editor's Notes

August 26, 2019:

The best exterior door handle is one that complements the style of the house so we evaluated top quality choices from everything from sleek modern to ornate Victorian.

The Schlage Smart Sense took the top spot for being offered in a classic and contemporary style while coming paired with a coordinating keypad deadbolt that doesn't stand out as an electronic device. Plus the deadbolt has the highest rating in the industry for security.

The Nostalgic Warehouse Victorian may not be appropriate for all homes, but it comes highly rated because it's constructed from solid forged brass that's incredibly durable despite looking like jewelry for your door.

4. Baldwin Medina

5. Kwikset Tavaris

6. Rockwell Premium Lumina

7. Key Tiger Door Pull

8. Kwikset Tustin

9. Baldwin Spyglass

10. Dynasty Ridgecrest

Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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