House Numbers Multiply Your Property's Curb Appeal
Address numbers do more than identify your house. They give the house personality, style, and, sometimes, a facelift. Classic, modern, country—no matter the style, there’s a set of numbers out there that fit. Beyond style, remember to think about size, color, and mounting options. And, of course, the street address should fit in an attractive spot and should be visible from the road. In the end, these little numbers add the final touch of character to the home’s facade.
Whether you have a modern house or one that's more traditional, Design Within Reach’s Neutra house numbers are a classic choice. They are based on the Neutraface font family of Richard Neutra, a prominent and influential mid-century architect. Numbers are constructed of weather- and corrosion-resistant aluminum material. Available at dwr.com.
Capture a hint of nautical flair with the Chartwell address plaque from the Whitehall Store on Amazon. Featuring a braided rope border design, the oval plaque is made of hand-cast aluminum with a weather-resistant, baked-on finish in a selection of ten colors and metallic finishes. Available on Amazon.
Illuminated number signs can be viewed from up to 100 feet away, making it easy to find your address in the dark. This version from RPM Hardware utilizes low-voltage lighting that can be run off an existing doorbell system. This sign is hard to miss—delivery people and new visitors to your home will find you easily. Available on RPMhardware.com .
Realistic looking and available in two shades and two sizes, Comfort House’s address rock is made from recycled materials that are impact- and weather-resistant. Make it serve double duty by concealing unsightly items and junctions, such as pipes, meters, and stumps. Available on Comfort House .
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Crafted from all-weather brass, these lightweight artificial wood numbers combine the best of vintage and rustic appeal. Finished in a rich antique bronze, the typeface is slightly italicized to further enhance curb appeal with a touch of nature in a modern design and finish. Available on Grandin Road.
These handcrafted house numbers from Etsy seller Ravenstone Tiles are available in a choice of styles, colors, and sizes. Made of durable stoneware, they are suitable for indoor/outdoor use and resist heat, cold, and moisture. Mount them separately or frame them together to make an architectural statement. Available on Etsy .
A contemporary backlit glow makes these address numbers visible from up to 100 feet away, and help light your entry area. The mounting gives the numbers a floating effect that’s distinctly modern, too. They have three mounting options to work with different home designs and electrical outlet availability. Available on Wayfair.
For a dramatic statement, why not spell out your address as words, instead of using numerals? These script address “numbers” give your home some personality in a neighborhood of cookie-cutter homes. Made of aluminum, these words resist weather and easily wipe clean. They might take up a bit more space on the house, but what a gorgeous statement. Available at Wayfair.
In some cases, metal numbers might not be feasible or desirable. When you need a quick house number solution, don’t eliminate a vinyl street address from possible choices. These custom vinyl house numbers from BuzzardDesgins on Etsy look attractive and classy. Plus, installation isn’t difficult or permanent. Available on Etsy.
Lighted vertical house numbers like these make the address more visible if the home isn’t right on the street. These numbers from SUNGATH use solar power to stay bright all year long. Available on Amazon.
Reclaimed wood has become the quickest way to incorporate rustic pieces into modern design. This plaque from Etsy seller MadeWithBeerinHand features several wood stains for an eclectic mix of wood colors that’s warm and inviting; the plaque is topped by modern-typeface numbers that make the piece work with a variety of architectural styles. Available on Etsy.
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Copper develops a patina that’s unique to each piece, bringing a rustic individuality to the home. These copper numbers come in bright shiny copper or a copper that already has the patina. They’re made of recycled materials, so they’re an eco-friendly way to decorate the home exterior. Available on Wayfair.
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