Door chimes let your visitors let you know that they are outside waiting. There are many styles and sounds available, which makes picking that one doorbell, not an easy task. Let’s look at the different types of doorbells to help you decide.
These need a manual effort like a pull for a bell to sound. They have luxurious designs that are perfect even if you want to remain traditional.
Wired doorbells have a live connection from the push button to the chiming unit. With a wired doorbell, having a long distance from the chiming unit is not a concern.
A wireless doorbell is battery operated and is easy to install especially if there’s no more room to embed the wires. The switch button has a transmitter that sends radio waves, signaling the chime to sound. It has a limitation in the distance though because a typical doorbell sound can only be heard within 45 meters. If you have significant property, you will need to buy sound extenders.
There are a variety of chimes for you to choose from some typical examples are a buzzing sound, a ringing bell or a “ding-dong.” Other doorbells can even make music melodies. Choose what works best for you.
Doorbell finishes can be modern or traditional. You can choose between brass, bronze, nickel, chrome, cast iron for a dated look and plastic and polished metal for a clean and fresh look. As a rule of thumb, your door chime should match the door handle and the design of the door. Also, it should blend with the overall theme of your home.
The ideal size for doorbells is for them to fit within the frame of the door. It should not be too small though so that it will still be visible to guests.