Vedani Keyed Entry Door Lever Set with SmartKey
Looks Great but Made Loose
We love the look of this handle but it is almost impossible to make it level with the floor. There is some play in the lock mechanism. Even when you install it straight, once you attach the large handle, you can see that it is not level.
Uninstalled it to see if I did something wrong but you can feel that there is some play (looseness) in the lock part.
I had to install it at an angle so that when it droops it lands at a level position.
Of course now our inside level is angled up a little bit. But it's better than having the outside one droop.
Yes, it is driving me a little crazy not seeing it straight but I am working on these issues internally.
November 29, 2011
Beautiful and functional! I replaced the bottom-of-the-line round doorknobs that came with my house. These new Kwikset handles are not only more attractive, they are also much easier to use since you only need to apply downward or upward pressure on the handle. This makes it possible to open a door with your hands full. The Kwikset handle sets are pretty easy to install, only a screwdriver needed (preferably electric - doorknob screws take a lot of turning to get in and out.) The keyed handle sets are easily re-keyed with no need for a locksmith. Instructions are clear and they have made it about as simple as it can be made. Very happy with the result.
October 9, 2012
Poor impression when installed
If this is installed on the door that is the entrance to your home, the first impression of your home is damaged. The hand lever, instead of a door knob, drops down about 1/2" at the tip. It cannot be adjusted. It is the only chromed key lock available from Kwikset. Luckily this was installed on the door from the kitchen to the garage and the inside handle is OK and parallel with the floor. The sagging handle is on the garage side.
April 10, 2012
We've been looking for a modern-style handleset for a while, but most are very pricey. This one fit the bill nicely and the quality is excellent. I wish the Vedani line was much wider, so that I can get lock sets done in the same shape. Very pleasantly surprised at the quality of a Kwikset product. Installation was simple and all extras for the install are included.
August 18, 2011
Generally I like the Vedani line from Kwikset I wish it would have a deadbolt that matches but other than that I was pleased. I like the weight and the solidness of the piece.
February 14, 2014
Love the look!
the Vedani style looks so upgraded and they feel strong and sturdy. Build.com also has great customer service!
November 28, 2012