With the twist of a hand, door knobs allow for an entranceway to be opened or shut with ease. They are a versatile option, as they can be fitted on either the left or right, while the simple shape, typically circular, gives them a timeless look. Small in size, they are a good choice for compact spaces such as en suites as they take up less room, which also makes them less likely to catch on sleeves or fingers. Some come with the added option of a keyhole to provide privacy for those areas that need to be secured. A variety of materials, colours and finishes are available, from those with a high-shine effect to suit Victorian schemes to more muted styles that give a room an up-to-date twist.