DoorCorner.com vs. The Big Box Stores

Thankfully, we get an enormous amount of great reviews and comments about DoorCorner.com. The most frequent feedback that we receive is how much lower our prices are than Lowe’s or The Home Depot, the big box stores that are most familiar to our customers. Here’s a small sampling of those comments:

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It’s really not too hard to understand how we can sell many of the exact same products that are offered by The Home Depot and Lowe’s for so much less money. We do not have hundreds and hundreds of expensive physical stores to maintain, and we do not have thousands of employees on our payroll.

When you buy products at The Home Depot or Lowe’s, you are not only paying for the product you are buying, you are also paying the rent, the utilities, and the payroll.

We though we would take a quick peek inside The Home Depot and Lowe’s, and see how their pricing compares to ours on a few of the same items:

 

Cira Satin Nickel Privacy Door Lever

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DoorCorner.com: $23.45

The Home Depot: $25.98

 

 

 

 

 

Amerock BP55223-ORB Allison Oil Rubbed Bronze Cabinet Pull
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DoorCorner.com: $3.99
Lowe’s: $5.20

 

 

 

 

Canova Design Black Entry Door Knob
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DoorCorner.com: $32.78
The Home Depot: $36.98

 

 

 

 

Amerock BP53012-G10 Satin Nickel Cabinet Knob
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DoorCorner.com: $1.57
Lowe’s: $2.35

 

 

 

 

 

 
These are just a few direct comparisons, but this list could go on and on. The big box stores simply can not compete with DoorCorner.com.

How To Install A Pocket Door Latch

CUT NOTCH IN THE DOOR AT THE DESIRED HEIGHT

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SLIDE THE LATCH INTO PLACE SO THAT THE FRONT FACE OF THE LATCH IS FLUSH WITH THE DOOR EDGE

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TIGHTEN MACHINE SCREWS TO AUTOMATICALLY ALIGN THE PULL ON THE DOOR AND INSTALL (2) #6 x 5/8″ SCREWS TO THE DOOR

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MARK LATCH CENTER-LINE ON FRAME SO THE LATCH AND STRIKE LINE UP. USING THE CENTER-LINES AS A GUIDE, MARK AROUND THE STRIKE. MORTISE THE STRIKE OUTLINE WITH A CHISEL 3/64″ DEEP

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DRILL 15/16″ DIAMETER HOLE 1/2″ DEEP IN CENTER OF THE MORTISE

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SCREW STRIKE PLATE INTO POSITION USING (2) #6 x 3/4″ SCREWS

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WHEN IT IS DESIRABLE TO REVERSE THE PLATES ON THE LOCK ASSEMBLY, FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

A.) REMOVE MACHINE SCREW ON EACH SIDE

B.) SWAP POSITIONS OF THE TWO PLATES

C.) MAKING SURE THE TWO FORKS ARE ENGAGED ON THE ROCKER PINS, REASSEMBLE THE PLATES USING THE SCREWS FROM STEP 1

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Replacing Cabinet Knobs and Drawer Pulls

The first question to ask when you are replacing existing cabinet pulls is the location of existing mounting holes. You will need to measure the distance between the centers of the holes used to mount the pull. This is commonly referred to as center-to-center. The best and easiest way to measure this distance is to place a ruler below the holes and measure from the leading edge of the first screw hole to the leading edge of the second screw hole. It is easier than attempting to find the exact center of each of the holes.

1Another important consideration is projection. Projection is the distance from the base to the topmost portion of the pull. It represents how high the pull sticks up from the surface. The greater the projection, the more the pull protrudes into living space. It is important to consider in high traffic areas. No one wants to have his or her clothing caught on a pull or knob each time they pass them. Finally, you need to know the clearance of the knob or pull. Clearance is the distance from the inside base of the pull to the nearest surface. It represents the areas where fingers will fit to grip the pull. Clearance is a matter of personal preference for the people that will most often use the pull or knob.

 

Achieving a Complete, Coordinated Look

Pulls and knobs are available in finishes and designs to match finishes on plumbing, lighting, and other fixtures in the home. To help achieve a coordinated and complete look, remember to specify matching pulls for your refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, wine cooler and other appropriate appliances and select lighting and electrical outlet switch plates, hinges and door locks in the same or complementary finish.

Cabinet hardware is the “jewelry” of cabinets and doors found in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and other locales within the home. Whether you are building a new home, renovating an existing one or looking to change the look of what you currently own, selecting the right cabinet hardware enables you to make a unique design statement.

2Cabinet hardware too often is considered an afterthought that, without appropriate consideration, can compromise both the look of your home and the functionality of your kitchen and bath. Many would consider wearing sneakers with a tuxedo as inappropriate; so too is selecting modern plastic pulls for a vintage antique cabinet. The quality of the cabinet hardware selected should complement and enhance the quality of the cabinetry, appliances and furnishings in your home.

Cabinet hardware can transform a mundane, generic piece into something outstanding if the hardware is carefully integrated with a cabinet’s design, style and materials. Knobs and pulls that are featured at online retailers are differentiated by the following characteristics:

• Quality of the base material (solid brass, pewter, porcelain, glass, zinc)

• Quality, type and range of finishes

• Type and length of warranty

• Uniqueness of design

• Level of detail

• Ergonomic function

 

Finishes

Finish is the surface that we see and touch. It affects the aesthetics, durability and utility of architectural and cabinet hardware and all decorative plumbing and hardware items. Each category of finish involves different processes, resulting in varying visual effects and durability. The same finish that you use in your master bath may not be appropriate for an outdoor kitchen and barbeque area. Additionally, not all pulls and knobs come in all finishes. In starting your search for the most appropriate products for your home, determining the finish that you want is a good place to begin. Note that the length of the warranty serves as an indicator of the quality of the finish.

 

An Endless Array of Choices

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to selecting appropriate cabinet hardware for your home. The range of products featured at online retailers can be at times overwhelming. For that reason, DoorCorner.com can be a tremendous asset. They will help you narrow what may seem to be an endless array of options. Educated consumers also can limit the amount of time, energy and effort needed to select the best products by preparing in advance before selecting cabinet hardware.

Where Form Meets Function

A pull describes any piece of cabinet hardware with two or more holes for mounting. It is used interchangeably with the term “handle.” Conversely, a knob is any piece of cabinet hardware that has only one hole for mounting. Cabinet hardware can be attached to surfaces in several ways. They can be attached using screws inserted through the back of the door or drawer. If access to back is not possible, some knobs can also be surface mounted.

3The usage of the drawer or cabinet also will affect selection. Some finishes will not react well to constant exposure to soapy hands or cleaning fluids. Some pulls may not offer the strength needed to open drawers containing pots and pans or small kitchen appliances.

Long drawers may operate more effectively if you use a large pull or two pulls or knobs, one on each side of the drawer. Knobs may be a better choice in rooms where small children are active to avoid damage or injuries caused by a child hanging on a pull or using one to stand up. DoorCorner.com can help assure that form will meet function in your selection of pulls and knobs for your home.

 

Location, Location, Location

Where should pulls and knobs be positioned? The answer depends on your style and the look that you want to achieve. Here are a few tips:

• Never place a knob in the corner of a drawer.

• On lower cabinets, position knobs a little above center on the drawer front. A centered knob will appear below center as seen from above.

• Make sure the projection (height) of the pull or knob will not interfere with the ability to open another drawer or cabinet when opened.

• Long linear pulls positioned horizontally need to be 1.5 to 2 inches off of either side to prevent them from hitting into one another.

 

Everything You Need to Effectively Manage Your Online Reputation

Customize Your Survey Options

Make your survey match your needs

With our fully customizable survey options, you can create your own unique survey questions, or you can use the 7 default rating criteria we provide, (i.e. overall satisfaction, recommend to a friend, would you buy again, price satisfaction, delivery satisfaction, shipping satisfaction (for product-based companies), and customer service satisfaction.)

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“About Us” Content

Earn your customers’ trust before they visit your site

Your “About Us” information is prominently displayed in our Featured Directory and on your individual review pages so you can start building a bond with your customers – before they even visit your site. You can even add a special anchor text link to improve your click-through rate while building external links to your site, boosting your rankings.

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“Featured Directory” Listing

Get additional exposure to your website

The Shopper Approved Featured Directory was created to highlight your company and your website, while simultaneously creating a site map for the search engines to actively spider. Your Featured Directory listing includes a screen shot of your website, an “About Us” section, direct links to your web-site, and a link to your Shopper Approved certificate.

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Thank You Page “Special Offer”

Get a 2nd chance to sell your products

Once your customers finish filling out the full survey, they are taken to a Thank You page that you control. You can either upload a special offer image that points back to your website, or you can simply auto-redirect them back to your site. Either way, you get an additional opportunity to get your customers to buy from you.

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Shopper Approved Facebook App

Actively display your reviews on Facebook

With over 750 million users, Facebook is a great way to get additional traffic and exposure to your website. The Shopper Approved Facebook app gives you the ability to easily display all your customer feedback, ratings and reviews for your Facebook visitors to see. This is a perfect environment to share your social proof and build relationships of trust.

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Special “Milestone Awards”

Celebrate your commitment to excellence

When you run a great business you should be commended, which is why we provide special Milestone Awards to our clients that achieve a 5-star Overall Satisfaction average rating from their customers. Milestone awards can be added to your website, or even printed media to proudly display your commitment to excellence.

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Oil Rubbed Bronze European Bar Pulls – CLEARANCE

The affordable Cosmas Oil Rubbed Bronze Euro Style Bar Pulls feature a warm oil rubbed bronze finish and coordinate perfectly with other Cosmas oil rubbed bronze European bar pulls. Nothing on the market provides better value or lasts longer than Cosmas branded products.

 

The following European Bar Pulls in Oil Rubbed Bronze are now on SALE:

 

Cosmas 305-030ORB Oil Rubbed Bronze Euro Style Bar Pull
Regular price: $2.93
Sale price: $1.79

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  • Manufacturer: Cosmas
  • MPN: 305-030ORB
  • Color/Finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Type: Pull
  • Hole Centers/Spacing: 3″
  • Length: 5-3/8″
  • Width: 1/2″
  • Bar Diameter: 1/2″
  • Projection: 1-3/8″
  • Mounting Hardware: 8/32″ thread 1″ screws included

 

 

Regular price: $2.90
Sale price: $1.97
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  • Manufacturer: Cosmas
  • MPN: 305-3.5ORB
  • Color/Finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Type: Pull
  • Hole Centers/Spacing: 3-1/2″
  • Length: 5-7/8″
  • Width: 1/2″
  • Bar Diameter: 1/2″
  • Projection: 1-3/8″
  • Mounting Hardware: 8/32″ thread 1″ screws included

 

 

Regular price: $3.09
Sale price: $1.97
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  • Manufacturer: Cosmas
  • MPN: 305-96ORB
  • Color/Finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Type: Pull
  • Hole Centers/Spacing: 3-3/4″ (96mm)
  • Length: 6-1/8″
  • Width: 1/2″
  • Bar Diameter: 1/2″
  • Projection: 1-3/8″
  • Mounting Hardware: 8/32″ thread breakaway screws included