By Gene and Katie Hamilton
Want to solve the problem of opening a door when your hands are full? Install a door lock that opens with a push, a pull or a single finger tug of the knob. The cleverness comes in its ability to operate hands-free with a quick nudge of your elbow or hip or a gentle tug to open interior and exterior doors. So it’s a handy way to open a door whether you’re holding a baby, a bag of groceries or a box of files.
To remove a standard door lock and replace it with a residential passage door lever with a keyed deadbolt, a handyman will charge $202, which includes the labor and material. You can buy the lock for $75 and install it yourself with a Phillips screwdriver. Although the Push Pull Rotate locks are easier to use, they still stay closed and locked like a traditional lock does. The locks provide a new door-opening solution and are ADA-compliant.
Sound too complicated and time consuming? Here's a link to Home Advisor, a free referral service that matches homeowners with local contractors.
Here's more product information about the Push Pull Rotate Door Lock.
Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a push pull rotate door lock you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.
Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2020