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door (and doorbell) stand out. Many homeowners don’t come in through the front door, but prospective buyers do. “While the Realtor is fiddling with the lockbox, trying to get the door open, the buyer is standing there looking around,” says stager and interior designer Deborah Goode of A Goode Start Decorating
gallon; doorbells are $10 and up.
original doorbell. When the couple purchased the home, vinyl siding covered the original wood shingles, which were badly damaged. Bruce and Melanie covered the shingles with wood siding instead of removing them. They then added elements like sunburst patterns and corbels to give it a Queen Anne look.
accents and brass-laden gadgets befitting a bygone area. In Bruce's words, their house embodies the steampunk ethos of infusing "modern technology, science and appliances into period objects, antiques and architectural salvage." The experience of the overhaul prompted them to start a design company, ModVic
original doorbell. When the couple purchased the home, vinyl siding covered the original wood shingles, which were badly damaged. Bruce and Melanie covered the shingles with wood siding instead of removing them. They then added elements like sunburst patterns and corbels to give it a Queen Anne look.All
antique brass with school mottos that can you can upload MP3s to ($190).Video units: Doorbell intercom and video systems start at $140; additional monitors or cameras cost more. Tablet- and phone-based systems like the DoorBot (shown) cost approximately $200.Labor: You’ll save considerably doing the project
.CostsDoorbell covers: Hardware stores sell basic versions starting at $20. Hand-cast or more elaborate covers cost $35 to $65. Customized covers or specialty products with LED lights or more features can cost $175 to $200.Wired and wireless kits: The varieties are endless, from basic white ($20) to
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replacing a doorbell.Why: With limitless choices in styles, colors and features, doorbells are an excellent low-price, high-impact enhancement to a home’s exterior. Though it’s a small, decorative detail, a nice doorbell makes a good first impression and finishing touch, says Terry Richter, owner of The Glass
Florida.A doorbell might have a cracked casing, a corroded surface or loosened wires because of its exposure to the elements, but it’s often overlooked on homeowners’ to-do lists. After all, homeowners don’t usually have a reason to ring their own doorbell. But it sends a loud and clear message to visitors
replacing a doorbell typically involves just a few steps, it is one of the easier DIY projects. “They’re totally affordable and low-voltage. They’re like the gateway drug to a curb appeal addiction,” says Jana Lombardi, owner of 360 Yardware in Portland, Oregon.
Blasen Landscape Architecture
of the doorbell project. Are you simply swapping out a cover (faceplate) for aesthetic purposes? Replacing a chime unit that no longer chimes? Or installing an automated point-of-entry system connected to a video feed or smart phone? These factors will help determine materials, costs, and labor and time
mailbox, doorbell, address numbers and entry hardware,” Lombardi says.
retro front entry
Dungan Nequette Architects
Day Residence Interiors
electricians, doorbell vendors and contractors I spoke with agreed that most doorbell installations or replacements are ideal DIY projects; they involve relatively few components and are low-voltage installations. “Transformers don’t often go bad — the wires are usually all copper — so generally it’s the button
custom doorbell, order it ahead of time to have it on hand for the installer. Confirm trip fees, hourly rates and the costs of any additional materials up front.