The weekend is almost here. I’m Robin with Front Door Friday. Do you think front door decorating is just about the looks? Guess what? It’s more than meets the eye. There are wireless doorbells with ringtones.
Technology keeps evolving and the doorbells are changing with it. The new wireless doorbells on the market today are fun, affordable, and easy to install. Like anything, you get what you pay for. Believe it or not, you can get a very good wireless doorbell for under $50. The less expensive models come with holiday themed sound cards.
But it’s worth the extra dollars to buy one program, so you can download your own music. The Honeywell Series 9 Wireless Doorbell has all the bells and whistles you need for under $35. Features include five-year battery life, downloadable MP3 capability, weather resistant, 450 foot range, adjustable volume, sleep mode and mute, seven LED alert colors.
Prep the wall by washing and cleaning it thoroughly, and finish with rubbing alcohol. To install, use an outdoor double-sided adhesive. It’s important to make sure the adhesive is outdoor safe. I’m using Scotch Permanent Outdoor tape. Choose a central location for your inside unit, where you can hear it in most rooms in the house.
Now, let’s have some fun. Choose your front door soundtrack. Having a bridal shower? Play the “Wedding March.” Hosting a birthday party? “Happy Birthday” is a must. The possibilities are endless.
That’s it for this week’s Front Door Friday. I encourage you to step out and try some front door decorating this weekend. To learn more, check out the Country Door blog, and I’ll see you next Friday. Happy decorating and God bless.
Robin grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin. After years living “in town,” she recently moved back to the country where she is renovating an old farmhouse. She’s an expert on window blinds and drape installations, color consultation and blind repair. Her flagship store, “House to Home Designs” is located on the historic Square, downtown Monroe, Wisconsin. Read More