Blending right in to Winston-Salem

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

ElectraChime Coronet Door Chime with three long tubes in Winston-Salem North CarolinaThis Coronet with three brass bells looks like it always been in this classic North Carolina Home. The homeowner painted the unfinished cover to match her trim. 

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A Second ElectraChime Long Bell Door Chime

Posted on December 02, 2015 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

Brian B. of Great Neck New York writes: "You have made my home complete." Brian didn't mention that this Coronet with three brass bells is his second ElectraChime purchase for a new home. Shot on an iPhone. 



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How high is too high?

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

The answer isn't entirely existential when it comes to doorbells. Still, there is no single answer. ElectraChimes are meant to be seen, and heard. As a rule of thumb, we recommend the top of the chime be hung just above eye level at about six and one half feet on a standard eight foot wall.

Here are two installations close to the the ceiling. 

In the first example, a Coronet with a custom walnut cover and nickel-plated bells rests comfortably in a newly constructed home in Connecticut. The homeowner could have built the chime niche anywhere they wanted, yet chose a location near the ceiling.  

The Texas installation at right is a Coronet with three brass bells at the former location of a more modest doorbell. This negated the need for the homeowner to move the wires and patch the wallpaper. 

As a practical matter, playful children and pets are less likely to play with the tubular bells when they are mounted just out of reach. 

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How Long Before the Dogs Catch On to the New Doorbell?

Posted on March 05, 2015 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

Jeff S. writes from Michigan: 

The house was built in 1936 in Grosse Pointe, MI.  I believe it originally had a buzzer that was located in the breakfast room/kitchen and was relocated during the kitchen remodel 30 years ago to a back hallway.  The dogs have not caught on that the chime means someone is at the door….a lot less barking.   I think the chimes add a classy sound and certainly look better than the old plastic chime box from the 80’s that was there.  

This ElectraChime Coronet was ordered unfinished and painted to match the white trim of this entry in a Colorado Springs home. A wise choice against the intricate wallpaper. I like how the tubular bells shine. 




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Doorbells are Naturally Multi-Media

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

ElectraChime doorbells are meant to be seen and heard. And when a new doorbell owner is happy enough to make a video, I'm thrilled.  Here's a home movie from Southern California:


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ElectraChime Doorbells from Coast to Coast

Posted on December 05, 2014 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

An Empire Seashell with three brass bells graces a niche in San Francisco's Richmond District. Meanwhile, an unfinished Coronet with two nickel-plated brass bells does sentry duty in this stunning New York City entry. The owner, a talented do-it-yourselfer, plans to finish the chime to coordinate with the existing decor. We can't wait to see his personal touch! 

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Best to Check with the Boss First

Posted on August 07, 2014 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

Photo courtesy of R. Ogden

When Rusty Ogden first contacted ElectraChime with a few questions, he wasn't quite sure which ElectraChime would work best in their Texas home. Rusty wisely deferred to "The Boss" who selected a Coronet with three brass bells.

She made the right choice, don't you think?

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