You only have one chance to make a good first impression, which has a fueled an entire industry focused on curb appeal. And, what does a visitor do when they arrive at the front door? They ring the doorbell, of course. Recognizing this, Rejuvenation has three new midcentury modern doorbells — and they looks to be pretty faithful reproductions of the styles we often see, New Old Stock on ebay, from manufacturers like Nutone, Kwikset and Hall-Mack.
These doorbells — including the super fun atomic starburst — all great for a midcentury ranch house or coolonial — come in three designs, each in three finishes. They aren’t very expensive — $22 to $32. If you are a purist, you can still keep an eye out for authentic stock, I see it fairly regularly on ebay. Some readers have reported installing vintage doorbells with no problem, and they worked immediately. I do not have personal experience with this. But I do want to note: I have been told it’s smart to rewire old stuff, even if it’s never been used; consult with a pro. Link: Midcentury style doorbells from Rejuvenation.