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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Schlage Locks Review & Giveaway

Sometimes I wonder how we put up with certain things for so long. Do we just not see it? Do we ignore it? Or is it just not that big of deal?

Well I was asking myself this same question the other night when I was changing out my old brass doorknobs with my new aged bronze knob collection from Schlage! The very first brass knob that was replaced made such a difference! I couldn't believe I have lived with the shiny gold/brass ones for the eight years we have lived in this house!
I had the opportunity to work with Schlage a few months ago on this wonderful lock set with built in alarm, and now again with their fabulous door knob decorative collections. You don't just choose a generic one design fits all doorknob, but you get more than 1,000 customized design and finish options from traditional to modern! Your style, your way!
My style is the Camelot Collection with Georgian knobs in the aged bronze color. I can't tell you how good these look on the doors! They totally make the look and feel of my home complete.


One of the very cool features on Schlage's web site is their style selector. You choose your door, your room and your knob style and you can get a visual idea of what the knobs will look like on a door. No more guessing which style "might" be best.

I'd like to think of myself as advanced in skill in the home improvement department. If something needs to be done around the house I take care of it. But installing door knobs is incredibly simple, even for a beginner. Especially if you are just replacing an already installed knob.

For the installation of the indoor doorknobs I only used what you see here in the photo. A small hand screwdriver and a small electric screwdriver.

1. First take off the knob on one side. There will be a small push button and it should pop right off.
2. Then remove the knob ring. You will most likely need the small flat head screw driver for a little leverage.
3. You will then see your main screws. Simply remove the screws and the knobs should come right off.
4. Pop out the latchbolt and your now ready to install the new.

1. Determine if you want a faceplate. My doors did not have a faceplate installed. Schlage is super smart and allows you to remove the face plate and add a silver plug instead. This saves you from having to chisel out the door.
2. Install your latchbolt.
3. Connect the two sides of your doorknob. Center and screw in. ( I removed the knob to make it easy to screw the sides together.
4. Remove old strike plate, screw in new matching strike plate and wala! done!


I had a total of six interior knobs to install. Each one probably took me about 5 minutes.

My 7th knob to install was my handleset for the front door. This is usually very simple as well if you are just replacing an old handleset. However Schlage is always concerned with safety and this set had an extra security faceplate to install under the normal decorative faceplate. This prevents and makes it much harder for somebody to kick in or tamper with your door. I can't believe I didn't have one of these already, but my set that was previously installed didn't come with one I guess. I'm all about safety so I took the extra time to install this.

This required some chiseling, drilling and going deeper into the wood to fit the new thick security faceplate. If you have all the right tools this should only take you a few extra minutes. But requires a little more cleanup too. I feel good knowing my door and family is more safe now.


This particular handleset is really cool too because no matter what you had on before, Schlage makes it very easy to fit your current holes. The bottom of the handleset has a slider to position the hole where you need it. So no more frustration and returns, you can pretty much guarantee you will be able to fit your door.

All installation is pretty much the same as the above knobs for your handleset as well. You just need to do the steps twice, once for the knob and the other for the deadbolt.

The front door looks so good and the quality is amazing! You can tell the quality just by touching the handles. My sister was visiting for the holidays and even mentioned how nice the handles were and how nice and easy they turned. You wouldn't think the movement of the knobs could be different between brands, but I'm telling you, you can really tell the difference in the turning mechanisms. Smooth, quiet and sturdy. Who knew you could love a doorknob so much!

Here are a few different styles you can choose in the decorative collection. There are some very cool combinations!


They also have the built in alarm knob sets like I reviewed before and the key less sets! I so want to try one of these! With kids this would be so handy!
So why can you count on Schlage and their quality? Well for one they have been around for 90 years! Two they are the leader in home security and hardware products! And three, they are meticulous designers, painstaking engineers and proud craftsmen! That all sounds pretty good to me!

Schlage is big on social media and will keep in you in the loop with all of their new, old and best products! They also do many contest for chances to win their awesome products! Find them here on Facebook, Twitter and lots of photos on Pinterest!

Looking to upgrade your home? You can find Schlage products at many well known retailers such as The Home Depot, Lowe's, Amazon, True Value and many more you can see here. And of course if you are designing your own you can purchase them straight from the Schlage website.

WIN IT: Not familiar with Schlage? Want to try them out...say for FREE? As if Schlage and their products aren't awesome enough already, they are offering one of you the chance to win up to $400 worth of locks in the finish of your choice from their decorative collection! Did you all hear that $400!!!!! Get ready, set, GO! Enter and spruce up your home for the new year!
Disclosure: I received this product for the purpose of review. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in my reviews are my own, and others’ opinions may vary. This post was written by me and not edited by anyone.
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124 comments:

  1. probably this one http://consumer.schlage.com/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?ModelNumber=FE595%20CAM%20619%20ACC

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  2. <3 I love the picture of your hallway! It makes a huge difference! Looks great, Jesi!

    BTW, I ADORE your front door!!!

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  3. I like the Satin Nickel -Century Collection with Accent.

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  4. I like the Satin Nickel -Brookshire Collection with Accent Hall/Closet Lever

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  5. I like the Camelot collection with St. Annes lever & satin nickel finish
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  6. I like the Addison collection in the satin nickel finish

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  7. I like the Camelot collection in satin nickel.

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  8. I would love to win the satin nickel ones. They are so pretty

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  9. Satin Nickel - Century Collection

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  10. Satin Nickel -Addison Collection with Accent Hall/Closet Lever

    heather.ann.loftus@gmail.com

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  11. I'd choose Camelot in bright brass

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  13. My favorite is the Brookshire and I love the keyless entry, thanks for explaining the installation of the doorknobs, so practical!

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  14. I like the black rustic metal look.

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  15. I like the addison collection, lever style, with avila accent, decorative trim lever

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  16. I like the Brookshire collection in Satin Nickel.

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  17. addison collection in either antique pewter or satin nickle ...

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  18. I love the Satin Nickel -Camelot Collection with Accent Hall/Closet Lever. amypugmire@live.com

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  19. I like the satin nickel addison collection/

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  20. I like Accent Keypad Lever, Camelot Collection, with Built-in Alarm Technology

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  21. I like the Andover Collection in Satin Nickel. I love the bar type doorknobs for interior doors

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  22. JJ Caraway said....

    I like the Orbit knob in satin nickel

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  23. I like the Brookshire handle set

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  24. Love the elegant Brookshire collection!

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  25. I like the brushed metal look!!! I really need another lock....

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  26. I'd choose the Addison collection.

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  27. I like the Distressed Nickel. The look of it will blend well with my unique interior paint color.

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  28. I like the Addison Handleset -Aged Bronze With Accent

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  29. Wakefield handle set in bronze.
    ptfrugal

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  30. I love the ornate look of the Brookshire and I'd want it in the Satin Nickel finish.

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  31. The Lock Loaded but the Electronic Security is very nice it would be a tuff one to deside there both very nice

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  32. I like the Brookshire collection.
    :)Jeanne Bates Tennant

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  33. Wakefield Collection Accent Bed and Bath Lever

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  34. The brookshire collection - I would probably choose from there. :)

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  35. I like the Brookshire collection because it is the most ornate :)

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  36. i love the camelot collection! thanks for the great giveaway!
    puddle_of_light at yahoo dot com

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  37. Satin Nickel -Camelot Collection with Accent Lever

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  38. I like the Andover Collection! Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Rachael Henzman

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  39. i like the addison but im not sure what finish i would pick yet!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  40. I'd like the Wakefield collection!

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  41. I *think* Satin Nickel, but I also like the Distressed Nickel, so it would be a hard choice!

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  42. I like the Aged Bronze -Century Collection.

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  43. Satin Nickel -Camelot Collection
    Sherry
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  44. I might choose the Camelot Entry Set.

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  45. I like the Andover Collection in black!

    Jessica Eaton Ledford
    cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

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  46. I would choose the century collection, accent lever, with the satin nickel finish
    heididaily at gmail dot com

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  47. I'd probably chose the Satin Nickel -Camelot Collection

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  48. (Signed in as Lagean)

    Aged Bronze - Accent Keypad Lever, Camelot Collection, with Built-in Alarm Technology

    ubrewme@yahoo.com

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  49. I'd choose the Wakefield Collection!

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  50. Accent Keypad Lever, Camelot Collection, with Built-in Alarm Technology

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  51. I would pick Rose, Georgian, Aged Bronze. Soo pretty!

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  52. I would pick the Camelot collection in satin nickel

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  53. What a difficult choice! I like the Camelot Collection with Georgian knobs you chose but might choose something else. Hope to win!

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  54. I like the Camelot collection
    fingers crossed our home came with GOLD yuck! would love to change them all!!!

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  55. I love the Satin Nickel -Camelot Collection

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  56. I love the look of the wakefiled knobs.

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  57. my the camelot, but im not sure bc i like several

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  58. I like the Brookshire collection

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  59. I like the Brookshire Collection Accent Hall and Closet Lever in Nikel

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  60. Camelot by Accent Keypad Lever with Flex Lock is very nice in satin nickel finish.

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  61. I like the Brookshire in satin nickel finish, georgian knob

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  62. I like the Camelot Front Entry Handleset in Aged Bronze for my front door. :)

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  63. Camelot by Accent Keypad Lever with Flex Lock

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  64. I like the brookshire collection in antique brass.

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  65. I like the Camelot Collection Accent Handleset Interior Lever

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  66. I would pick the addison collectiion with the accent lever and with the satin nickel finish

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  67. I like the Collection: Brookshire Knob: Georgian Finish: Satin Nickel

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  68. Satin Nickel -Wakefield Collection with Accent Hall/Closet Lever

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  69. hello I just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog! Thank you for the great posts and giveaways

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    1. Thank you Gail! That is so nice to hear and you just made my night! Thank You for your support, it really means a lot!

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  70. Camelot collection in satin nickel

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  71. The same set you used. We already have one knob..lol. I'd certainly add exterior built in alarm knobs, and at least 3 keyless entry. Make my life so much easier with teenagers...lol.

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  72. Satin Nickel -Camelot Collection with Accent Lever
    Keypad Entry w/Built-In Alarm

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  73. satin nickel century collection

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  74. Brookshire collection, georgian, in aged bronze

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  75. I like the Addison Collection in the bright chrome with a lever.

    Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie

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  76. I really really like the one you got and also the Andover knobs with Camelot collection.....guess we have similar taste.....just not sure which knobs I'd pick but love the camelot collection for front..... Now that you have mentioned it, I do not know how I've lived with the ugly shiny brass knobs for the last 6 1/2 years ww have been in this house.... Giving it thought, I think I just never really paid them any attention as had more important things occupying my mind. Now that you've mentioned it, it's driving me crazy.... I just told my husband to look at our doors and tell me what is wrong.....lol. He had no idea what I was talking about and I asked why we still have the hideous knobs? His answer.....well, I guess cause you havent gotten new ones....lol. I could really use this giveaway....I'd like to post a pic somehow with this, I am sure we have the same old ugly knobs.....well, I am sure I have the ones you used to have.....funny how such a small thing as knobs makes such a big difference, it looks lovely. Front door looks great also with new lockset. Thank you. Dh_jax@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank You for your comment! Yes 8 years I lived with the brass and too didn't really pay any attention, I guess because they worked fine. Not until the opportunity to change them out did I see what a difference not only in appearance but in quality and touch as well. Weird I know but true. Best of luck to you in the giveaway! I'd love for you to be rid of your brass doorknobs as well :) Thank You for your support and entry!

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  77. Maybe the andover collection, the ones that lock! I would love the keypad entry for the front door, but I didnt see that option for the decorative collection. Maybe I just missed it! What a difference a doorknob can make!

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  78. i like this http://consumer.schlage.com/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?ModelNumber=F10%20ACC%20619%20BRK

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  79. i love the wakefield collection

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  80. I like the brookshire collection in bronze
    http://consumer.schlage.com/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?ModelNumber=F10 ACC 619 BRK
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  81. Schlage lock review giveaway is given in the post here. Read all about it
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  82. I like the Brookshire Collection with Georgian Knobs in Aged Bronze finish.

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  83. I would choose the Antique Pewter -Addison Collection with Andover Keyed Entrance Knob Lock

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  84. the brookshire collection is lovely

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  85. Satin Nickel -Brookshire Collection with Accent Hall/Closet Lever
    Dorothy Deakyne

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  86. I love them all!!! I would have a hard time choosing one

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  87. I like the Satin Nickel to match our current decor

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  88. Collection: Brookshire
    Lever: Callington
    Finish: Satin Nickel

    Tiffany

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  89. Love, love, love the Matte Black -Brookshire Collection with Accent Hall/Closet Lever!

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  90. The camelot collection in aged bronze...so pretty!

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  91. Camelot Inactive Handleset Exterior would be great, we have no handle on our front door, only a dead bolt.

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  92. It is amazing how making small changes in a room can make a big difference!

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  93. I really love the Brookshire knob in the antique brass finish!

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  94. Century collection, latitude lever in satin chrome. So pretty!

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  95. Satin Nickel -Camelot Collection with Accent Hall/Closet Lever

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  96. Brookshire Collection Satin Nickel

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  97. Satin Nickel -Addison Collection

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  98. I'd love to use the Century Collection lever handles in Satin Nickel on all my interior doors and closets.

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  99. I like the Satin Nickel -Brookshire Collection with Accent Hall/Closet Lever .
    Michelle Tucker

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  100. My favorite is the Andover Collection, in the Satin Nickel.

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  101. I would love to win this giveaway we need some new door knobs

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