Let's be honest: whether you're one of those people who immediately run to the door because they love receiving unexpected visits or one of those who pretty much hide because they can't stand being disturbed when they're busy, a doorbell is an undeniable necessity… and useful either way!
There are now lots of options when it comes to their design, noise and features. Does this extensive choice make you feel like choosing doorbells & chimes that actually work for you is quite hard? Well, allow us to chime in with our expert tips!
Should I Choose a Wired or Wireless Doorbell & Chime?
Wired doorbells are the most traditional option: they're harder to install, but the chances are that your house already has one of these systems (if it doesn't work, it might simply be a matter of replacing the button or chime);
- these doorbells are usually available in more design options, making it a breeze to match the décor style of your house;
Wireless doorbells have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years: running on batteries, they're a more modern and versatile choice, as they can be easily moved around to suit your house's layout and your habits (for example, if you sometimes spend a few hours working in your back garden or cellar, you could simply carry it with you);
however, wireless doorbells are available in fewer designs, and work better in modern scenarios;
they're a safer option if you're currently renting and aren't allowed to make this type of changes to the house, or if you don't want to install something that you'll have to dismantle once you move out.