Condo Blues: DIY Downton Abby Doorbell

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DIY Downton Abby Doorbell

Sometimes putting a bit more effort into the design of the day to day functional bits of your home pay off in unexpected ways. For example, doorbells.

Most people, including myself, take that plain Jane button beside the door for granted. As long as it connects to a functional door chime unit inside the house doorbells are something you typically don't think about replacing until it breaks.

That's a shame. Especially if you are lucky to have a period home.

 Is it possible to fall in love with a doorbell? I think I have.
 Photos courtesy of Home to Cottage


Home to Cottage is a shining example of what changing a little detail like a doorbell can do to jazz up the door to your home. Liz and her husband are renovating a 100 year old house. Their sad little electric doorbell just wasn't cutting it. She replaced it with a manual metal doorbell (bonus points for being green!) that looks just the servants bells in Downton Abby.

All the points to you Liz! I am a big Downton Abby fan and an even bigger fan of the charm your servants bell door bell adds to your home.


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