Give your home a fresh new look by updating your door hardware this year. Let Yale help with replacing door handles, knobs and locks for any door in your home.

The new year is the perfect time to finally get around to those home upgrades you kept putting off in 2021. But when spending money on your home, it’s important to focus on high-impact features that will have a noticeable, lasting impact on the look and feel of a space.

Doors are one part of your home decor that’s more significant than you might think. In the average, mid-size home, doors take up a surprising 800 square feet of space! But this blank canvas for creative design is often left untapped. 

Making thoughtful choices with your door handles and locks can transform the mood as you enter a home or interior — whether it’s a rustic door knob, or a modern interior door handle.

To help you update your front door and interior doors this new year, we’ve put together a round-up of some of our favorite door hardware. Try something completely new, or add a little upgrade to enhance your existing style. 

1. Pair Matching Hardware with your Yale Lock for a Simple Front Door Refresh

Any easy way to refresh your entryway is to update your front door hardware. Combining a Yale smart lock with a stylish door handle replacement is the ultimate way to upgrade your front door. The Yale front door bundles are the perfect two-in-one solution. 

The Ridgefield Handleset adds a touch of modern elegance to your entrance and pairs well with the Yale Assure Lock SL for a clean design. Or for a more classic look, try the Norwood Lever

With Ridgefield, Norwood, or any of these bundles, you can get a Yale Assure Lock with a matching handleset, available in Black Suede, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Satin Nickel. Add WiFi and Bluetooth technology to make it a high-tech smart device to lock and unlock your door remotely using the Yale Access app on your phone, and go key-free by using a code to enter your front door. Plus, you can pair it with leading home security systems like Simplisafe and Honeywell for extra peace of mind. 

If you want even more luxurious options, check out Yale’s sister company Emtek’s premium door hardware collection.

2. Add a Sleek Look To Your Front Door with the Nest x Yale Lock

The Nest x Yale Lock is a great choice for Google Home users who want to expand their smart home experience, or anyone who’s interested in a smarter, more secure way to access the home.

This elegant and clever smart lock lets you lock and unlock your home from anywhere. Pair it with a Google Home voice assistant for hands-free control — perfect for when your hands are full with groceries or kids. Just say “Ok, Google, unlock my front door.”

The Nest x Yale Lock is available in Oil Rubbed Bronze and Satin Nickel, and now in a brand new Black Suede finish — perfect for those looking for a clean, modern look. For an inviting, contemporary look, add the Kincaid Lever or get the two-in-one Nest x Yale Lock bundle to compliment your front door. 

3. Make a Smart Upgrade to Your Interior Door Hardware 

We’ve covered our top choices for front door lock replacements — but we can’t forget about interior doors! Internal entryways have a big impact on how you flow through your home, and smart lock technology can make these doors both easier to control, and more secure.

The Yale Assure Lever with WiFi and Bluetooth adds all the smart lock capability of a front door lock to an interior room or side entry, such as a basement, garage, home office, or even a guest room.

Say you’re tucked up in bed for the night, but you want to double check you locked the garage door. Just check in with the Yale Access app, and lock the door remotely as needed.

4. Make a Statement With Modern Interior Door Handles

There are endless options to choose from when it comes to selecting door handles and locks that suit your lifestyle and aesthetic. 

A modern interior door handle is a great way to make a statement in your home. The Navis Paddle is a clever piece of hardware that helps you open doors when your hands are full — perfect for laundry rooms, nurseries or side entries. Instead of rotating, just push or pull — with the palm of your hand, elbow or hip — for faster, easier access. The Navis Paddle is available in Black Suede, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass and Satin Nickel, to easily match your existing door hardware.

Start Planning Your New Year Door Update

The spaces that feel most special are the ones where even small decor details like door handles and locks are considered with care. This winter, try a creative door handle replacement or door lock replacement to timelessly enhance your home. Visit for more ideas.