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Cool Curb Appeal: Slip Into These Little House Numbers

Your house numbers say a lot more than simply your street address. Stylish house numbers announce your pride of home ownership, and give passersby and visitors a hint of your personal style. It all adds up to creative curb appeal that makes your house as distinctive as you are.

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House Numbers Grow on You

Try putting your house numbers where they’re easily seen. In some cases, that may mean a location other than your house. These stainless steel numbers have found an eye-catching perch on a nearby tree trunk.

 

Image: Danny Seo

John Riha is the managing editor for HouseLogic. Liz Foreman, HouseLogic’s multimedia editor, also contributed to this slideshow.

Image: Danny Seo
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  • Don’t take the chance that your pizza delivery person won’t be able to read your street numbers. A good rule of thumb is to have numbers plainly visible from the curb — but not necessarily from across town.

     

    Image: Matsunami Mitsutomo Architect & Associates

  • Make sure to locate your house numbers where landscaping features—especially shrubs and trees—won’t obscure them. On the other hand, you could simply shape your landscaping features into your house numbers. Two birds with one hedge clipper!

     

    Image: Lucky 7 Design @ Pearl Fryar gardens in SC

  • Good outdoor lighting adds nighttime curb appeal and safety to your home. These neon house numbers let evening visitors — and, if necessary, emergency crews — find your home easily.

     

    Image: Paul Stechmesser

  • A little creativity is a great way to give your house a dash of curb appeal while you express your inner Michelangelo. Small, tasteful touches boost the perceived value of your home, too.

     

    Image: Quimby/Flickr

  • If your house is far from the street, place your house numbers closer to the road so visitors and delivery people won’t need a pair of binoculars to find you.

     

    Image: TheHandMeDownHouse.blogspot.com

  • Sure, you’re house-proud And you want to say so, big time. Oversize, graffiti-ish numbers are attention-getting, but you might want to get opinions from neighbors, and check with your homeowners association.

     

    Image: James Edgar

  • Your house numbers don’t have to be add-ons; make them a fixed part of your home’s façade. Late 19th-century urban row houses often had numbers integrated into decorative stained glass transom windows over the entry.

     

    Image: Baltimore rowhouse transom/Vintage Style Stained Glass

  • Try putting your house numbers where they’re easily seen. In some cases, that may mean a location other than your house. These stainless steel numbers have found an eye-catching perch on a nearby tree trunk.

     

    Image: Danny Seo

    John Riha is the managing editor for HouseLogic. Liz Foreman, HouseLogic’s multimedia editor, also contributed to this slideshow.

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    You Be the Judge: Pretty Yard or Not?

     

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  • Image: Matsunami Mitsutomo Architect & Associates
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