Every home should be well marked with its street address. It lets the fire and police departments quickly find your house in case of emergency – not to mention help your daughter’s prom date find the right front door.
But house numbers are not only about functionality. They can also enhance your home’s good looks. Changing the numbers is easy and relatively inexpensive, and a thoughtful selection can make a big positive impact on your home’s curb appeal.
When looking at the many options available, remember to consider the style of your home – painted tile numbers would suit a colonial Spanish home, for example, and Art Deco numbers look great on a Craftsmen bungalow.
Install your numbers in a spot that is visible from the street. Good locations include over, beside or on the front door, on the top riser of the porch steps, on a fence post or on your mailbox (if you have a curb-side mailbox). Select a spot where the number can be easily read even at night or consider installing a low-voltage light to illuminate the numbers. Today you can even buy solar-powered house numbers that light up at night.
Here are some more of our favorite house number styles.