Associated Locksmiths of America


Door Handing

A Door's handing is determined by which side (left or right) the hinges are mounted when standing on the outside. Reverse handing is when the door opens out (towards you) instead of in (away from you).

Left Hand

Inside (or private side)

Right Hand

Image of doors swinging in various directions

Left Hand Reverse

Outside (or public side)

Right Hand Reverse