Replace that ugly plastic chime in your foyer with a period-appropriate wood one from craftsman Mitchell Andrus's online shop. Simply remove your old ringer and connect the new one to your existing wires. Select from 12 designs, including the Art Nouveau–style Madison with an inlayed floral motif, and a variety of woods and finishes. Or have Andrus build a bell that's unique to your house.
Shown: the stained-oak Arts and Crafts–style Sumner, about $255; MissionFurnishings.com