Turning a plain door into an elegant entryway is an easy do-it-yourself job. It will only take a couple hours of your time and cost less than you think. Listed below are the steps you need to take to install a new brass doorknob and lock set, a brass doorknocker, a brass kickplate, and brass address numbers. Many manufacturers are offering brass finishes that will last a lifetime. Check your local hardware store or home center to see what choices are available to you.